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Lynyrd Skynyrd
« on: July 05, 2016, 04:46:13 PM »
Lynyrd Skynyrd, along with the Allman Brothers band were probably the most influential and popular of the Southern Rock bands. formed in 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida after having worked under a few other names before going with the name Lynyrd Skynyrd.

This band sadly probably has one of the longest lists of deceased members attached to the band members listing.
Of those to take part during the bands heyday of 1972 -1977's Classic lineups
Ronnie Van Zandt
Allen Collins
Gary Rossington
Ed King
Steve Gaines
Bob Burns
Artimus Pyle
Billy Powell
Leon Wilkeson
Only Rossington, King and Pyle are still living.

The band continues to tour featuring Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke (an early pre classic lineup member that was featured on some material released on Skynyrd's first and...last, released during the long hiatus following the 1977 plane crash which killed Ronnie Van Zandt, Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines along with injuring the rest of the band members.

The Rossington Collins Band and Allen Collins Band were two off shoot bands active during their long ten year hiatus.

This band left some very memorable incredible music that will live on forever.

Some favorites include.

Freebird: Oakland Coliseum 7/2/77
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxIWDmmqZzY

T for Texas: Knebworth 1976: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY63KTMrkTM

That Smell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4j7ggZqbiU

Rockpalast Live 1974: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLRTnWBkdVg

Gimme Back My Bullets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8egE4x9Djo

On the Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_LiWFJY_a8

Simple Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z3gkq_gWL4

IMO these guys wrote a few of the greatest songs in rock history, The first and last one's I posted certainly are two of them.
 
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 05:25:23 PM »

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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 01:50:15 PM »
This band has been reduced to the Gary Rossington Band for some years now. It won't happen but would be nice if he brought Ed King and Artimus Pyle back in the fold for the farewell tour, they're basically the only two remaining surviving classic members besides Rossington and both I believe still currently play. 

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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 06:48:13 PM »
if you want to count those who left before they recorded the first album, Larry Junstrom and Greg T Walker both played bass before Wilkinson joined for the first album.  Junstrom was a founder of the band and went on to play with 38 Special for 37 years.  Walker was bassist in Blackfoot with Medlocke and I think there is some bad blood between those two.  And I dont see Pyle ever gracing a stage or even being allowed in a venue where Skynyrd is.  He's being sued by the band for his involvement in a low budget movie about the plane crash and his memoir is being held up by another lawsuit filed by Skynyrd and Ronnie's wife.  Ed King is still recording, he had a heart transplant a few years ago.

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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 02:03:04 PM »
Yeah Pyle is stretch he and Rossington apparently despise one another lol. I've not bothered to see them in years. Not enough real Skynyrd blood left in that lineup for my liking. 
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