Personalities | Lynyrd Skynyrd | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1964–77, 1979, 1987–present)

This southern rock band came together in Jacksonville, Florida, around the core of Ronnie Van Zant (vocals), Allen Collins (guitar) and Gary Rossington (guitar), plus Billy Powell (keyboards), Larry Junstrom (bass) and Bob Burns (drums). An air crash shortly before the release of their sixth album Street Survivors in 1977 claimed the lives of Van Zant and additional guitarist Steve Gaines, although the band continued. Skynyrd remain best known for the anthemic ‘Freebird’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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