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Lynyrd Skynyrd
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    (1965- )
    Formed in Jacksonville, Florida
    Original Band Members
    Ronnie Van Zant - Lead Vocals
    Gary Rossington - Guitar
    Allen Collins - Guitar
    Ed King - Guitar
    Leon Wilkeson - Bass
    Billy Powell - Keyboards
    Robert Burns - Drums
    Recorded 'Free Bird,' 'Sweet Home Alabama,' 'Gimmie Three Steps,' 'Simple Man,' 'Call Me The Breeze,' 'Saturday Night Special,' 'Whiskey Rock-And-Roller,' 'Voodoo Lake,' 'What's Your Name,' 'That Smell' and 'You Got That Right'
    Leonard Skinner, was Van Zant's despised high school gym teacher (he punished long haired students).
    They are from Jacksonville Florida, although fans thought they were from Alabama (due to their hit).
    They are into drinking and partying.
    Van Zant wanted to quit the band but stayed on reluctantly.
    Van Zant and Steve Gaines died, the rest of the group were injured in a plane crash (October 20, 1977).
    'Street Survivors,' was released three days before the crash with a cover of photo of the band surrounded by flames (this was changed).
    The band has become a revolving door of musicians and never recaptured their original sound.
    They are a three-guitar southern rock purist band.
    'Free Bird', the bands anthem, honors the late Duane Allman.
    The plane crash occured at the height of their career.
    Allen Collins car accident, killing his girlfriend and left him paralyzed from the waist down (1986) and eventually his death at thirty seven (1990).
    Bassist Leon Wilkeson, died at forty-nine of natural causes (July 27, 2001).
    Although from Florida they were inducted into Alabama's Music Hall of Fame (September 16, 2001).
    Research: Tim Howard
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