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 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.

The surviving band members re-formed in 1987 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 Artist RatingReleases
1973 (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd) Lynyrd Skynyrd 5 11
1974 Second Helping Lynyrd Skynyrd 4.35 9
1975 Nuthin' Fancy Lynyrd Skynyrd 3 6
1976 Gimme Back My Bullets Lynyrd Skynyrd 3.5 8
1977 Street Survivors Lynyrd Skynyrd 5 5
1991 Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 Lynyrd Skynyrd 3 2
1993 The Last Rebel Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 2
1994 Endangered Species Lynyrd Skynyrd 1 2
1997 Twenty Lynyrd Skynyrd 1 3
1999 Edge of Forever Lynyrd Skynyrd 1 2
2000 Christmas Time Again Lynyrd Skynyrd 1 3
2003 Vicious Cycle Lynyrd Skynyrd 1 2
2009 God & Guns Lynyrd Skynyrd 5
2012 Last of a Dyin' Breed Lynyrd Skynyrd 5

Album + Compilation

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

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