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Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced /ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd) is an American rock band best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard​ in Jacksonville, Florida, they then went through two name changes: The Noble Five and One Percent, before coming up with Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1968. The band rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its driving live performances and signature tunes such as "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their success, three members died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation.

The surviving band members re-formed in 1988 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of lead singer and founder Ronnie Van Zant. The re-formed band continues to tour and record with co-founding member Gary Rossington and core members Johnny Van Zant, along with guitarist Rickey Medlocke who wrote and recorded with the band from 1971-1972 and would later return in 1996. Drummer Michael Cartellone has recorded and toured with the band since 1999. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.

 

Top Rated Albums

All Time Greatest Hits
Compilation - 2000

 

Greatest Hits
Compilation (Import) - 2008

 

Thyrty
Compilation - 2003

 

Lyve From Steel Town
Live Album - 1998

 

A Retrospective
Compilation - 1993

 

The Collection
Compilation - 2001

 

Christmas Time Again
Studio Album - 2000

 

The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd
Compilation - 1998

 

Street Survivors
Studio Album - 1977

 

Gold & Platinum
Compilation - 1979

 

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Origin

United States

Years active

1964–1977, 1987–present (Reunion: 1979)

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