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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Lynyrd Skynyrd ( LEN-ərd SKIN-ərd) is an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida. The group originally formed as My Backyard in 1964 and comprised Ronnie Van Zant (lead vocalist), Gary Rossington (guitar), Allen Collins (guitar), Larry Junstrom (bass guitar) and Bob Burns (drums). The band spent five years touring small venues under various names and with several lineup changes before deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. The band released its first album in 1973, having settled on a lineup that included bassist Leon Wilkeson, keyboardist Billy Powell and guitarist Ed King. Burns left and was replaced by Artimus Pyle in 1974. King left in 1975 and was replaced by Steve Gaines in 1976. At the height of their fame in the 1970s, the band popularized the Southern rock genre with songs such as "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". After releasing five studio albums and one live album, the band's career was abruptly halted on October 20, 1977, when their chartered airplane crashed, killing Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines, and seriously injuring the rest of the band.

Lynyrd Skynyrd reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with Ronnie's brother Johnny Van Zant as lead vocalist. They continue to tour and record with co-founder Rossington (the band's sole continuous member), Johnny Van Zant, and Rickey Medlocke, who first wrote and recorded with the band from 1971 to 1972 before his return in 1996. In January 2018, Lynyrd Skynyrd announced its farewell tour, and continues touring as of October 2019. Members are also working on their fifteenth album.In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Lynyrd Skynyrd No. 95 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006. To date, the band has sold more than 28 million records in the United States.

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May 30, 2022

Boyhood Home of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant For Sale in Florida

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Discs

Nothing Comes Easy 1991-2012

July 2, 2021

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Born to Run (Edit)

June 11, 2021

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The Last Rebel (Acoustic Version)

April 30, 2021

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Last Of The Street Survivors

April 24, 2020

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Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lyve!

November 1, 2019

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What's Your Name (Live)

October 25, 2019

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Sweet Home Alabama (Dataphonix Remix)

October 4, 2019

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Free Bird (Walker Remix)

October 4, 2019

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Live in Atlantic City

September 28, 2018

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Second Helping - Live From Jacksonville At The Florida Theatre

October 23, 2015

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Pronounced ‘Leh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd - Live From Jacksonville At The Florida Theatre

October 23, 2015

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One More For The Fans (Live)

July 24, 2015

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Sweet Home Alabama - Live At Rockpalast 1996

June 2, 2015

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Last of a Dyin' Breed (Special Edition)

August 17, 2012

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Last of a Dyin' Breed

August 17, 2012

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God & Guns

September 25, 2009

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Simple Life

August 3, 2009

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Still Unbroken

July 13, 2009

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Authorized Bootleg - Live Winterland San Francisco, CA 3/7/76

January 1, 2009

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Authorized Bootleg - Live Cardiff Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, November 4, 1975

January 1, 2009

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The Complete Collection

July 8, 2008

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Playlist Plus

April 29, 2008

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Lyve

June 22, 2004

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Vicious Cycle

January 1, 2003

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Christmas Time Again

September 12, 2000

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Then and Now

June 5, 2000

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Edge of Forever

August 10, 1999

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Twenty

April 29, 1997

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Freebird The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Reissue)

August 30, 1996

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Endangered Species

November 13, 1994

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The Last Rebel

February 2, 1993

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

November 12, 1991

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1991

January 1, 1991

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Southern By The Grace Of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour 1987 (Live)

March 21, 1988

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Legend

February 3, 1987

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Street Survivors (Deluxe Edition)

October 17, 1977

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Street Survivors

October 17, 1977

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One More From The Road (Live / Deluxe Edition)

January 1, 1976

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Gimme Back My Bullets

January 1, 1976

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Nuthin' Fancy

January 1, 1975

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Second Helping

April 15, 1974

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Second Helping (Expanded Edition)

April 15, 1974

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Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1973

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Pronounced' Leh-'Nerd 'Skin-'Nerd

January 1, 1973

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