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At times a rock band can change how the world sees music; Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of those bands. They, along with bands like the Allman Brothers, helped to define how southern rock is perceived. Through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, Lynyrd Skynyrd has come to be regarded as one of the all time great bands. Get your Lynyrd Skynyrd tickets today from TicketNetwork and see this legendary group from some of the best seats in the house.
The first incarnation of Lynyrd Skynyrd took place back in 1965, while the core members of the group were in high school in Jacksonville, FL. Under the original name My Backyard, the group jammed together and produced a sound that can only be described as a mixture of blues, country and rock & roll. By 1972, the group was gigging around the south but had yet to be noticed by any major record label, that is until MCA executive Al Kooper spotted them performing in Atlanta, GA. It was then that Lynyrd Skynyrd signed a deal, and it was only a year later that they released their debut Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd (1973). That same year, Lynyrd Skynyrd hooked up with The Who on tour and began to receive a major following. Their sophomore album Second Helping (1974) reached #12 on the charts and was certified platinum. It featured the southern rock anthem "Sweet Home Alabama," a response to Neil Young's critical comments about the south. Following the release of Second Helping, Lynyrd Skynyrd would issue four more albums up until 1977, including Nuthin' Fancy (1975) and Street Survivors (1977).
Then tragedy struck. Just days after the release of their 1977 album, the plane that the band was traveling on crashed in Mississippi. The crash claimed the lives of three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup vocalist Cassie Gaines. The other members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were all seriously injured but ultimately survived. As they recovered from injuries, members would start forming new bands and acts, but the legend of Lynyrd Skynyrd was too big to die.
They reformed once again ten years after the tragic crash and have been recording ever since, keeping the Lynyrd Skynyrd sound alive. Albums like Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 (1991) and Endangered Species (1994) have been released, and they continue to tour, giving fans more opportunities to get Lynyrd Skynyrd tickets and see them perform live.