Forby Leonard Skinner is the man who inspired a southern-rock band to call itself Lynyrd Skynyrd. The gym teacher and high-school coach famously came down on Ronnie Van Zant and his friends for wearing their hair too long, although he later said that his alleged behavior was exaggerated. “They were good, talented, hard-working boys,” the late Skinner told the Florida Times Union. “They worked hard, lived hard and boozed hard.”

Skinner's real-estate sign is featured in the liner notes to the band's 1975 album 'Nuthin' Fancy,' which prompted plenty of late-night phone calls from the group's fans. While he wasn't a fan of Lynyrd Skynyrd's music -- his son recalled him asking, “What the hell kind of noise are you listening to?” when he heard them -- the group and the gym coach later became friends. The band even played at the opening of one of his bars. Over time, Skinner even started to enjoy his strange brand of fame. The longtime Jacksonville native and Florida State University native died in 2010 at the age of 77.