Skynyrd

When the new Billboard Charts came out on Oct. 26th of 1974, Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" was now at #8. That was as high as it would get. It spent a total of 17 weeks on the chart. What you might find surprising is that that was the first and would be the only […]

Two of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd shared the same birthday. The late Ed King and the late Steve Gaines. They were both born on Sept. 14, 1949. Before joining Skynyrd, Ed King was in the band Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermints). Steve got into Skynyrd when his big sister Cassie Gaines, who was […]

Many people first heard the name Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 13, 1973. That was the day the band released their debut LP ” (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”. The album featured several of what would become the band’s most well-known songs, including “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Free Bird”. Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the […]


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