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Southern rock was around before Lynyrd Skynyrd released their debut album in 1973. But once rock fans got an earful of the Florida band’s music – with its triple-guitar assault and barroom swagger – they pretty much set the template for the genre. But Skynyrd — at least the original band, which released five albums before a plane crash in 1977 claimed the lives of singer Ronnie Van Zant and others – were smarter and sharper than most of their peers. Whether making music for Saturday night or Sunday morning, they injected sorrow, joy and confusion into their electric jams. No other Southern rock band was as nuanced as Skynyrd in their prime. Several years after the accident (which occurred just days after they released one of their best LPs, ‘Street Survivors’), the band regrouped with Van Zant’s brother in the lead role.

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Watch Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick and Gregg Allman Cover Lynyrd Skynyrd

Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick and Gregg Allman were just a few of the artists on hand for Lynyrd Skynyrd's all-star concert recording One More for the Fans.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’: Album Review

'Sweet Home Alabama' is, if nothing else, a testament to the enduring appeal of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Blackbird Music Group

Lynyrd Skynyrd to Release All-Star Concert Recording

Lynyrd Skynyrd will release a guest-packed concert project that features Gregg Allman, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton and Warren Haynes, as well as a series of country and Americana stars.

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MCA

You Think You Know Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Lynyrd Skynyrd rose fromtheir shared tragedy, first with a key sibling and a guitarist with an historical connection – and then a group of very famous new friends.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd to Appear on ‘CMT Crossroads’ With Brantley Gilbert

Next month, the Southern rock legends will team up with the country star to perform songs from each other's catalogs.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rossington ‘At A Loss For Words’ After Bob Burns’ Death

The guitarist paid tribute to the late Bob Burns, with whom he founded Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Bob Burns, Original Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies

Burns, who founded the band and drummed on their first two albums, was killed in a single-car crash.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment

Lynyrd Skynyrd Dig Into the Vaults for ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Live Album

Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1996 visit to the long-running German music program Rockpalast will receive its first release as a stand-alone audio title on June 2.

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MCA

40 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Head for a Period of Extreme Turbulence With ‘Nuthin’ Fancy’

Lynyrd Skynyrd were a band on the rise when they returned to record stores with their third LP, Nuthin' Fancy.

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MCA

Six Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Pianist Billy Powell Dies

Lynyrd Skynyrd lost yet another seminal member when longtime keyboard player Billy Powell passed away suddenly on Jan. 28, 2009 at his home in Orange Park, Fla.

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