Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd



Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced /ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd[2]) is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, the band was also known by names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their success, two band members and a backup singer died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation. The band has sold 28 million records in the United States.

The surviving band members reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of lead singer and founder Ronnie Van Zant. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record with co-founder Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, and guitarist Rickey Medlocke — who first wrote and recorded with the band from 1971 to 1972 (before his return to Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1996). Fellow founding member Larry Junstrom, along with '70s members Ed King and Artimus Pyle, remain active in music but no longer tour or record with the band. Michael Cartellone has recorded and toured with the band as its core drummer since 1999. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.[3]



Live At Lakewood Amphitheater, WW1-Broadcast, Atlanta GA, 20th August 1994
Live At Lakewood Amphitheater, WW1-Broadcast, Atlanta GA, 20th August 1994 is an album by musical group Lynyrd Skynyrd, released on November 9, 2016.
Sweet Home Alabama
"Sweet Home Alabama" is a song by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd that first appeared in 1974 on their second album, Second Helping.
Free Bird
"Free Bird", or "Freebird", is a power ballad performed by American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Street Survivors
Street Survivors is the fifth studio album by Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, released on October 17, 1977.

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Devon Allman To Join Gregg Allman Band For Atlanta Laid Back Festival With Lynyrd Skynyrd
  –  August 21, 2017
One of Gregg Allman‘s final contributions to the music community was his series of Laid Back Festivals around the country. With New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Colorado, and Texas on the books, an Atlanta, Georgia date has just been added. Laid Back ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stephen Marley to perform at NYS Fair's Chevy Court
  –  August 19, 2017
The rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd and reggae master Stephen Marley will perform at the State Fair's Chevy Court, the Fair announced Friday. Lynyrd Skynyrd makes its sixth appearance at the Fair at 1 p.m. on August 27. Stephen Marley will make his debut as a ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stephen Marley to perform at Chevy Court
  –  August 18, 2017
GEDDES, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Legend Lynyrd Skynyrd will return to the Chevy Court on Sunday Aug. 27 for a blistering rock show at the New York State Fair. The legacy began more than four decades ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 ...
NYS Fair fills vacant Chevy Court slots with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stephen Marley
  –  August 18, 2017
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two of the three remaining Chevy Court concert dates have been filled by the New York State Fair. Finally, if you scream "Free Bird" at a concert, you may actually get to hear it. Lynyrd Skynyrd will take the stage at 1 p.m. on Sunday ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd coming to New York State Fair
  –  August 18, 2017
Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd is coming to the Great New York State Fair. The band, which has recorded such classics as "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird", will perform on Sunday, August 27 at 1 p.m. at Chevy Court for a free ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stephen Marley to play State Fair
  –  August 18, 2017
The Great New York State Fair has added one of the definitive acts of Southern rock, as well as the son of a reggae legend, to its concert series. Lynyrd Skynyrd will make its sixth appearance at the fair when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band takes to ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, 5 Things To Know
  –  August 16, 2017
• 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. • Michigan Lotter Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. • Tickets are $30.50-$100.50 pavilion, $25 lawn with a $75 lawn four-pack. • Call 248-377-0100 or visit
It's 'Sweet Home Artpark' for Lynyrd Skynyrd
  –  August 16, 2017
It was throwback Tuesday at Artpark as Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote another chapter in their storied history with Lewiston. Like so many years before, the beer and bathroom lines were long, the crowd was loud and sweaty and “That Smell” was in the air and ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Confirm Gary Rossington Heart Surgery
  –  August 9, 2017
(hennemusic) Lynyrd Skynyrd were forced to cancel a series of shows in the past week as guitarist Gary Rossington underwent heart surgery and corrected false media reports. "Due to an unforeseen medical emergency by one of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd ...
New Flambeau Festival in Gonzales stars Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd
  –  August 9, 2017
Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dustin Lynch, Blackberry Smoke and Jacob Davis headline the Flambeau Festival, an all new country and western music fest, scheduled for Oct. 7-8 at Ascension Fields in Gonzales, between New Orleans ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Clears Up Cancellation Rumors
  –  August 8, 2017
Lynyrd Skynyrd has denied rumors that their frontman has suffered a heart attack. The band canceled a slate of summer tour dates recently, but not because Johnny Van Zant had a heart attack as widely reported. The band has now revealed that, in fact, Gary ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Deny Johnny Van Zant Heart Attack Rumors; Gary Rossington Undergoes Another Heart-Related Procedure
  –  August 8, 2017
Lynyrd Skynyrd have been temporarily forced off the road – but not, they insist, because singer Johnny Van Zant had a heart attack. Last Tuesday (Aug. 1) the band announced on Facebook (via the Quad-City Times) that “due to an unforeseen medical ...


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