Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd



Lynyrd Skynyrd (/ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd)[2] is an American rock band best known for having popularized 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, band members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines, died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the 1970s era of the band.

The surviving band members re-formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of Ronnie Van Zant. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record with co-founder Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, and Rickey Medlocke, who first wrote and recorded with the band from 1971 to 1972 before his return in 1996. Fellow founding member Larry Junstrom, along with 1970s 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 since 1999.

Lynyrd Skynyrd has sold 28 million records in the United States. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.[3] On January 25, 2018, Lynyrd Skynyrd announced their farewell tour.[4]



Collected is an album by musical group Lynyrd Skynyrd, released on March 9, 2018.
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.It reached number 8 on the US chart in 1974 and was the band's second hit single.
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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Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Final Tour: ‘It’s Never Gonna Be the End’
  –  March 30, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd are preparing to hit the road for what's being billed as their final tour, but one of the band's longtime friends and fellow Southern rock legends says there's no way that marks the end of the line. It's nothing new for Skynyrd and Marshall ...
Skynyrd film highlights Five Points film festival
  –  March 30, 2018
When Stephen Kijak showed his new documentary, "If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd," to crowds at the South by Southwest festival in Texas for the first time last week, it was very well received. So Kijak has high hopes for the reaction ...
Beer, wine, soda and Skynyrd
  –  March 28, 2018
That is to say, Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Nuthin' Fancy will close out the evening with a raucous set of Southern rock staples. So to get us in a Skynyrd mood, here is a Q&A with Nuthin' Fancy frontman Tommy Roxx. Question: What is the best part about ...
What's their names? Lynyrd Skynyrd reveals support acts playing each farewell tour date
  –  March 28, 2018
The musical guests include Bad Company, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf, 38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, Foghat, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Charlie Daniels Band, Blackfoot, Jimmie Vaughan, Hank Williams Jr ...
Mystery Discs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, INXS + others: Gimme Five
  –  March 25, 2018
Whether it’s about sports memorabilia, fine art, porcelain figurines, first-edition books, or whatever, there is something about the human condition that turns many people into collectors. Maybe it’s simply an outgrowth of our basic need to assemble ...
SXSW 2018: Stephen Kijak & Lynyrd Skynyrd Talk If I Leave Here Tomorrow
  –  March 23, 2018
Director Stephen Kijak and Lynyrd Skynyrd band members Johnny Van Zant and Gary Rossington were on hand to discuss the new documentary, If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd, during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. How much of thrill is it to ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Members Reveal Emotional Response to Documentary
  –  March 21, 2018
The members of Lynyrd Skynyrd have fought hard to control the way their story is told onscreen, but with the new documentary If I Leave Here Tomorrow, it looks like there's finally a movie about the band they can be happy with. Skynyrd members Gary ...
If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd
  –  March 19, 2018
The Tomatometer score — based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics — is a trusted measurement of critical recommendation for millions of fans. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a ...
'If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd': Film Review | SXSW 2018
  –  March 19, 2018
Stephen Kijak's documentary chronicles the tragic history of the iconic Southern rock band. Even music lovers who wouldn't be caught dead yelling "Free Bird!" at a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert will find much to appreciate in Stephen Kijak's documentary about the ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocked the Hits at Intimate Atlanta Concert
  –  March 19, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd played a dress rehearsal of sorts for its upcoming farewell tour on Thursday, March 15 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta. It doubled as a live broadcast for the band’s limited-run Freebird Southern rock station on SiriusXM. The 1,800 ...
Brantley Gilbert salutes Daisy Dukes, pickup trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd at Rogers Place
  –  March 8, 2018
Everything you’ve heard about Brantley Gilbert is true. He’s an amiable redneck with a back tattoo quoting the Second Amendment, a fervent believer in country pride, small town values, the American flag and his country’s servicemen and servicewomen.
Lynyrd Skynyrd To Broadcast Special Show Live Next Month
  –  February 27, 2018
(hennemusic) Lynyrd Skynyrd will preview their "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour" with a live concert broadcast from the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, March 15 via satellite radio service provider SiriusXM. The band will perform ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Say Goodbye With Last Of The Street Survivors Tour
  –  January 26, 2018
Yet another musical act has announced that they will be embarking on a farewell tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd unveiling details of their forthcoming Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM. The tour will include support from Kid Rock ...
Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Slayer: Here’s why the farewell tour is so hot
  –  January 26, 2018
John McLaughlin knew it was time. "It’s not a light decision not to tour again, but that really is the situation," the British guitar legend said before a November concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall, part of what he’d billed as his farewell tour of North America.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will make a stop in Hershey during its farewell tour this summer
  –  January 25, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s final tour will include a stop in Hershey, according to the band’s website. The Southern Rock icons will play Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, July 28 as part of their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour, which will crisscross ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour
  –  January 25, 2018
First Slayer, then Elton John, and now Lynyrd Skynyrd. The veteran southern rock band is the latest act to announce a farewell tour. The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour is scheduled to kick off May 4th and spans 30 dates in all. Over the course ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd will play just one more concert in Michigan before retiring
  –  January 25, 2018
This is it, your last chance to see rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert. After a more than 40 year career, the band will go on its "Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour" which will take them to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday, August 10, the ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour, Hershey concert
  –  January 25, 2018
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) FILE - In this April 9, 2016, file photo, Johnny Van Zant fronts the ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour
  –  January 25, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd are saying goodbye with a farewell tour this summer. The “Free Bird” band announced on Thursday that Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour will kick off May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida and conclude Sept. 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour coming to Bethel Woods
  –  January 25, 2018
BETHEL – Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell tour is coming to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on July 21. After more than 40 years and more than 60 albums, Lynyrd Skynyrd is embarking on The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Tickets will go on sale ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour starting May 4
  –  January 25, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will kick off their final tour May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida, more than 40 years after the band's debut album was released. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers announced Thursday that the farewell ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour starting May 4
  –  January 25, 2018
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) FILE - In this April 9, 2016, file photo, Johnny Van Zant fronts the ...


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