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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.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Lynyrd Skynyrd Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Did you know the reunited Lynyrd Skynyrd have released nearly twice as many studio albums as the original band before the tragic plane crash?

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images
Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Has Heart Surgery, More Dates Canceled

Two weeks worth of Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts have been canceled or rescheduled due to Gary Rossington's heart surgery.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel Concert After Gary Rossington Health Scare

Lynyrd Skynyrd's founding guitarist will confer with doctors before returning to the road.

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Tim Mosenfelder, Getty Images

25 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 Tour Kicks Off

Lynyrd Skynyrd began the second tour of the Johnny Van Zant era on July 17, 1991 in Baton Rouge, La., a city laced with tragedy in the band's history.

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MCA
MCA

Artimus Pyle Is Making a Movie About Lynyrd Skynyrd

Cleopatra Films is producing a film about the Southern rockers co-written by the band's founding drummer, Artimus Pyle.

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Kevin Winter / Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Watch Bob Dylan Perform Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’

Bob Dylan closed out his concert on Thursday (June 9) with a bit of Lynyrd Skynyrd's classic.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

25 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Return with ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991′

A decade after Lynyrd Skynyrd was torn apart by tragedy in the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, their music brought the survivors back together.

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YouTube

Listen to Van Zant Perform Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Red White and Blue (Live)': Exclusive Premiere

Van Zant, featuring Donnie and Johnny Van Zant, take on a theme perfectly suited for this Memorial Day weekend.

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Loud and Proud Records
Loud and Proud Records

Van Zant Brothers’ Live Album to Include Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special Favorites

A first-ever concert recording from the only tour featuring brothers Johnny and Donnie Van Zant is set for release this summer.

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Facebook

Jimmie Van Zant, Cousin of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant, Dies at 59

Van Zant, who died of liver cancer on April 7, released three Southern rock albums in his lifetime.

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