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Lynyrd Skynyrd


Southern rock band, formed around 1970. Active until 1978 when half of the band died in a plane crash. The surviving members reunited in 1987. Named for the bandmates' high school phys ed teacher, Leonard Skinner, who had railed against their long hair.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Billy Powell
3-Jun-1952 28-Jan-2009 Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist
Ronnie Van Zant
15-Jan-1948 20-Oct-1977 Frontman of Lynyrd Skynyrd
Zakk Wylde
14-Jan-1967   Power guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne


Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd (1973, MCA)
1 I Ain't the One
2 Tuesday's Gone
3 Gimme Three Steps
4 Simple Man
5 Things Goin' On
6 Mississippi Kid
7 Poison Whiskey
8 Free Bird

The CD reissue includes demos of the songs "Down South Jukin'", "Tuesday's Gone", "Gimme Three Steps", and "Free Bird".

Second Helping (1974, MCA)
1 Sweet Home Alabama
2 I Need You
3 Don't Ask Me No Questions
4 Workin' For MCA
5 The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
6 Swamp Music
7 The Needle And The Spoon
8 Call Me The Breeze (J. J. Cale cover)

Nuthin' Fancy (1975, MCA)
1 Saturday Night Special
2 Cheatin' Women
3 Railroad Song
4 I'm a Country Boy
5 On the Hunt
6 Am I Losin'
7 Made in the Shade
8 Whisky Rock-A-Roller

Gimme Back My Bullets (1976, MCA)
1 Gimme Back My Bullets
2 Every Mother' Son
3 Trust
4 I Got The Same Old Blues
5 Double Trouble
6 Roll Gypsy Roll'
7 Searching
8 Cry For The Bad Man
9 All I Can Do Is Write About It

One More From The Road (1976, MCA)
1 Workin' for MCA
2 I Ain't the One
3 Searching
4 Tuesday's Gone
5 Saturday Night Special
6 Travelin' Man
7 Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
8 Sweet Home Alabama
9 Gimme Three Steps
10 Call Me the Breeze
11 T for Texas
12 The Needle and the Spoon
13 Crossroads
14 Free Bird

Live album.

Street Survivors (1977, MCA)
1 What's Your Name?
2 That Smell
3 One More Time
4 I Know a Little
5 You Got That Right
6 I Never Dreamed
7 Honky Tonk Night Time Man
8 Ain't No Good Life

Three days after Street Survivors was released, three members of the band died in a plane crash. The album artwork was changed from a photo of the band standing in a burning building to a photo of the band in a black, empty space.

Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 (1991, Atlantic)
1 Smokestack Lightning (Howlin' Wolf cover)
2 Keeping the Faith
3 Southern Women
4 Pure and Simple
5 I've Seen Enough
6 Good Thing
7 Money Man
8 Backstreet Crawler
9 It's a Killer
10 Mama (Afraid to Say Goodbye)
11 End of the Road

Lynyrd Skynyrd's comeback album, following the 1987 reunion tour.

The Last Rebel (1993, Atlantic)
1 Good Lovin's Hard to Find
2 One Thing
3 Can't Take That Away
4 Best Things in Life
5 The Last Rebel
6 Outta Hell in My Dodge
7 Kiss Your Freedom Goodbye
8 South of Heaven
9 Love Don't Always Come Easy
10 Born to Run

Endangered Species (1994, Capricorn)
1 Down South Jukin'
2 Heartbreak Hotel
3 Devil in the Bottle
4 Things Goin' On
5 Saturday Night Special
6 Sweet Home Alabama
7 I Ain't the One
8 Am I Losin'
9 All I Have Is a Song
10 Poison Whiskey
11 Good Luck, Bad Luck
12 The Lost Rebel
13 Hilibilly Blues

Acoustic album.

Freebird: The Movie (1996, MCA)
1 Workin' for MCA
2 I Ain't the One
3 Saturday Night Special
4 Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
5 Travelin' Man
6 Searching
7 What's Your Name?
8 That Smell
9 Gimme Three Steps
10 Call Me the Breeze
11 T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)
12 Sweet Home Alabama
13 Free Bird
14 Dixie

Soundtrack to the film documenting the band's last tour.

Twenty (1997, SPV)
1 We Ain't Much Different
2 Bring It On
3 Voodoo Lake
4 Home Is Where the Heart Is
5 Travelin' Man
6 Talked Myself Right into It
7 Never Too Late
8 O.R.R.
9 Blame It on a Sad Song
10 Berneice
11 None of Us Are Free
12 How Soon We Forget

Edge of Forever (1999, CMC)
1 Workin' for MCA
2 Full Moon Night
3 Preacher Man
4 Mean Streets
5 Tomorrow's Goodbye
6 Edge of Forever
7 Gone Fishin'
8 Through It All
9 Money Back Guarantee
10 G.W.T.G.G.
11 Rough Around the Edges
12 Fla.

Christmas Time Again (2000, CMC)
1 Santa's Messin' With the Kid
2 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
3 Christmas Time Again
4 Greensleeves
5 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
6 Run Run Rudolph
7 Mama's Song
8 Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
9 Classical Christmas
10 Hallelujah, It's Christmas
11 Skynyrd Family

Vicious Cycle (2003, Sanctuary)
1 That's How I Like It
2 Pick 'Em Up
3 Dead Man Walkin'
4 The Way
5 Red White and Blue
6 Sweet Mama
7 All Funked Up
8 Hell or Heaven
9 Mad Hatter
10 Rockin' Little Town
11 Crawl
12 Jake
13 Life's Lessons
14 Lucky Man
15 Gimme Back My Bullets (with Kid Rock)

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