Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American Southern rock band, described by All Music Guide's Stephen Thomas Erlewine as "the definitive Southern rock band, fusing the overdriven power of blues-rock with a rebellious, Southern image and a hard rock swagger."

The band reached prominence during the 1970s, under the leadership of vocalist and primary songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, until his death in 1977.

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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 1966 as the The Pretty Ones 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 "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 recorded with the band for a short time in the early 1970s. 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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1973 (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd) 5 11
1974 Second Helping 4.35 9
1975 Nuthin' Fancy 3 6
1976 Gimme Back My Bullets 3.5 8
1977 Street Survivors 5 5
1991 Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 3 2
1993 The Last Rebel 2 2
1994 Endangered Species 1 2
1997 Twenty 1 3
1999 Edge of Forever 1 2
2000 Christmas Time Again 1 3
2003 Vicious Cycle 1 2
2009 God & Guns 5
2012 Last of a Dyin' Breed 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Skynyrd's First and... Last 1
1979 Gold & Platinum 3
1982 Best of the Rest 1
1987 Legend 1
1989 Skynyrd's Innyrds: Their Greatest Hits 2.5 4
1991 The Definitive Lynyrd Skynyrd Collection 1
1993 A Retrospective 2
1994 Free Bird... The Very Best 1
1994 Legends of Rock: The Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd 1
1997 Old Time Greats 1
1997 Sweet Home Alabama 1
1997 Old Time Greats 1
1997 What's Your Name 1
1998 The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd 1
1998 Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album 5 1
1998 Classic Skynyrd 1
1998 Extended Versions: The Encore Collection 1 1
1998 Southern Rock 1
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd 1
2000 All Time Greatest Hits 5 2
2000 Then and Now 2
2000 Double Trouble 1
2000 Classic Lynyrd Skynyrd 1
2000 Collectybles 5 1
2001 The Collection 1
2002 Turn It Up! 1
2003 Thyrty: 30th Anniversary Collection 1
2005 Then and Now, Volume 2 1
2005 Greatest Hits 3
2005 Chronicles 1
2005 Poison Whiskey 5 1
2006 Gold 1
2006 The Collection 1
2007 Sounds of the South: MCA Years 1973-1988 1
2007 Collector's Edition 1
2008 Green Series: The Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd 1

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