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Lynyrd Skynyrd Inducted Into Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

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They were two of the '70s biggest bands, but ultimately Aerosmith was no match for Lynyrd Skynyrd as the Southern rock legends stormed out to an insurmountable 67-to-33 percent win total in fan voting for the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Aerosmith Vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals

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The February 2014 installment of the 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame has reached its final round, and it's a battle between two of the '70s' biggest bands, Aerosmith and Lynyrd Skynyrd. It's your turn to choose.

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Marshall Tucker Band Vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd — Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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Ladies and gentlemen, for this semifinal round of the 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame we have a Southern Rock Showdown -- Lynyrd Skynyrd vs. the Marshall Tucker Band.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Vs. Montrose – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

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Two bands with very different career trajectories -- Montrose and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- face off in the latest first round battle of February's UCR Hall of Fame election.

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Five Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Pianist Billy Powell Dies

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The ranks of legendary southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd were deprived of yet another member on Jan. 28, 2009, when the band's longtime keyboard player, Billy Powell, passed away suddenly at his home in Orange Park, Fla.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd vs. Led Zeppelin – Clash of the Titans

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MCA Records / Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

They're the most overplayed songs known to man, but there's a reason Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Free Bird' and Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' still dominate classic-rock radio 40 years after they were released: They're awesome! And now it's time for you to choose one as the victor in this week's Clash of the Titans.

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Artimus Pyle Discusses Split With Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Since 1991, Artimus Pyle has been estranged from Lynyrd Skynyrd, which he joined in 1975. In a new interview, the drummer said the rift was instigated by Ronnie Van Vant's widow, Judy.

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36 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashes, Killing Three Band Members

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Lynyrd Skynyrd had established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s by the time they released 'Street Survivors' in October of 1977. The group's career would come to a tragic halt just three days later, on Oct. 20, 1977, when their twin engine plane went down in a swamp in Gillsburg, Miss., killing three of the band members, a tour manager and both pilots on impact.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Record ‘Squidbillies’ Theme

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If talking hillbilly squids actually lived in the Appalachians, they'd probably love them some Skynyrd. And they'd surely be excited as all get-out to hear Lynyrd Skynyrd's newly recorded version of the 'Squidbillies' theme song.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘(Pronounced ‘Leh-’nerd ‘Skin-’nerd)’ Turns 40

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"The South will rise again" is an oft-misused cliche with very politically incorrect origins. But when applied more innocently to the world of music, it has usefully described the frequent spikes in popularity enjoyed by southern rock, and perhaps never more so than 40 years ago, when Lynyrd Skynyrd released its debut album on Aug. 13, 1973.

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