Lynyrd Skynyrd Schedule
With monster contagious anthemslike "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird,"Lynyrd Skynyrd
is recognized for pushing Southern rock to the forefront of the mainstream music scene. Their ability to speak candidly from
a blue-collar Southerner's point of view has worked well for them over the past four decades, and they continue to craft music
today. To find out whereLynyrd Skynyrd is set to show up next, make sure you stick right here on StubHub where you can sign
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Background
The story ofLynyrd Skynyrd started in Jacksonville, Florida.
Then-teenager Ronnie Van Zant was soaking up various types of music - from songs of the British Invasion to black country
blues to hard country. After getting a taste of the Rolling Stones, he swore that he would establish a band that would serve
as the American match to their prowess. In 1965, Van Zant founded the Noble Five. With long hair in tow, the members were
harassed constantly by Leonard Skinner, their high school gym teacher. They decided to quit school as a solution and relocated
to Green Cove Springs. At their cabin, they penned tunes and honed their craft. They also changed their name toLynyrd Skynyrd
- a deliberate misspelling of their archenemy's name. At the dawn of the new decade,Lynyrd Skynyrd had been busy playing bars,
peddling their original material. They recorded demos and made an album in an attempt to land a recording contract. After
countless rejections,Lynyrd Skynyrd was finally signed to the Sounds of the South label. Around this time,Lynyrd Skynyrd grew
to be a seven-man band that included three guitarists. Sounds of the South's Al Kooper developed their initial albums and
he possessed the keen sensibilities to leverageLynyrd Skynyrd's unique sound. It also helped thatLynyrd Skynyrd had earned
their chops on the Jacksonville bar scene. Their music attracted the attention of Pete Townshend andLynyrd Skynyrd was granted
the supporting spot on the Quadrophenia tour for the Who. Although their first album had just dropped,Lynyrd Skynyrd was a
seasoned group eager for bigger and better things. They quickly catapulted to fame and helped pioneer the Southern rock movement,
which was additionally permeated by bands like the Allman Brothers, Molly Hatchet, The Marshall Tucker Band and more. Their
first set of albums yielded tunes like "Simple Man," Tuesday's Gone," "Call Me the Breeze," "Free Bird," "Saturday Night Special"
and more. Things kept looking up forLynyrd Skynyrd until October 20, 1977, when tragedy struck. The band's plane went down
in rural Mississippi, killing three bandmates - Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and Ronnie Van Zant, as well as two pilots and
their road manager. Throughout the years, the surviving members reunited sporadically for various events and concert dates.
In the 1990s,Lynyrd Skynyrd stepped back into the recording studio, and by the time 2001 rolled around, only Gary Rossington
and Billy Powell remained from the original crew. Hughie Thomason and Ricky Medlocke joined the fold as well. Despite members
coming and going, Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to keep the legacy alive, by churning out music and touring.
Since their inception in 1964,Lynyrd Skynyrd has issued multiple studio and live albums. Their studio
albums include: Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973); Second Helping (1974); Nuthin' Fancy (1975); Gimme Back My Bullets (1976); Street
Survivors (1977); Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 (1991); The Last Rebel (1993); Endangered Species (1994); Twenty (1997); Edge of Forever
(1999); Christmas Time Again (2000); Vicious Cycle (2003); God & Guns (2009); and Last of a Dyin' Breed (2012).
Lynyrd Skynyrd Trivia
Lynyrd Skynyrd has earned many accolades and honors over the years. For instance, "Free
Bird's" solo was billed as the "third greatest guitar solo" by Guitar World.Lynyrd Skynyrd also earned the No. 77 slot on
VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. Their tunes have also been featured in various TV shows and films, including
Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon, and Happy Gilmore, starring Adam Sandler.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert
Don't miss out on your chance to see one of the preeminent Southern jam bands in history take the stage
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Lynyrd Skynyrd's impressive catalog overflows with classics that you'll be singing along with. Lynyrd Skynyrd emits sheer
raw energy that fans can't help but appreciate.
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