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Lynyrd Skynyrd was initially formed in 1964 by teenage friends Gary Rossington, Ronnie van Zant and Allen Collins from Jacksonville, Florida. The band was initially named ‘The Noble Five’, and then changed its name to ‘My Backyard’ in 1965 and finally Lynyrd Skynyrd just before they released their first album. The name of the band was coined from Leonard Skinner, the name of one of their High school teachers who was a strict enforcer of school policy against boys maintaining long hair.
The band gained great commercial success in their career with the release of their popular singles ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Free Bird’. The band came to an unplanned end when three of their members (Steve Gaines, Ronny Van Zant and Cassie Gaines perished in a plane crash in 1977.
The band finally made a comeback one decade later to perform in tours. Five of the remaining members of the group (Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson, Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and Ed King) regrouped to revive the group. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to record and perform in numerous tours to date though the bands line-up has undergone numerous changes since then. The band released their latest album, ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed’, in August 2012.
Lynyrd Skynyrd has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seven times and was finally inducted on March 13, 2006, where only the pre-crash members were inducted. The group was also ranked number 77 on VH1s 100 Greatest artists of all time and number 95 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.
Great Tribute has been given to the band by numerous popular artists and their works continue to inspire both popular and emerging artists. The band has released 14 studio albums since their inception with only those released prior to the 1997 plane crash receiving Gold or Platinum Certification. Lynyrd Skynyrd is currently signed with Roadrunner records.