Southern Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Boogie Rock, Album Rock
Rebellious, Earthy, Rowdy, Rollicking, Boisterous, Party/Celebratory, Reckless, Poignant, Rousing, Freewheeling, Rambunctious, Raucous, Searching, Earnest, Exuberant, Ominous, Yearning
Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced 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, the band used various names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before coming up with Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1969. The band rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its live performances and signature tunes "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.
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Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
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Southern rock, blues rock, hard rock, boogie rock, country rock, roots rock
MCA, Atlantic, Capricorn, CMC International, Sanctuary, Universal, Roadrunner/Loud & Proud
.38 Special, Van Zant, Rossington Collins Band, Allen Collins Band, Skinny Molly, Outlaws, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Blackfoot, Eric Quincy Tate, ZZ Top, The Rossington Band, Charlie Daniels
Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke, Johnny Van Zant, Michael Cartellone, Mark Matejka, Peter Keys, Johnny Colt
Past Group Members
Ronnie Van Zant (deceased), Allen Collins (deceased), Bob Burns (deceased), Larry Junstrom, Greg T. Walker, Leon Wilkeson (deceased), Billy Powell (deceased), Ed King, Artimus Pyle, Steve Gaines (deceased), Randall Hall, Kurt Custer, Mike Estes, Owen Hale, Hughie Thomasson (deceased), Jeff McAllister, Kenny Aronoff, Ean Evans (deceased), Robert Kearns