A History of Lynyrd Skynyrd tickets
It’s simple: when you think Southern Rock, you think Lynyrd Skynyrd. The consummate Southern Rock band recorded two of the greatest hits in the rock history: ‘Freebird,’ a tribute to guitarist Gregg Allman, is widely considered to be one of the most remarkable rock songs of all times; as well as ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ a tongue-in-cheek poke at the South, was an even a bigger hit. But Lynyrd Skynyrd knows hits. The band cranked out one after another during a hot ten-year stretch in the 1970s, and even produced another, ‘Help Somebody,’ off their 2005 album “Get Right with the Man”. Lynyrd Skynyrd (which is pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd according to the title of their debut album) was formed in 1965 in Jacksonville, Florida, when a group of high school friends got together and settled on the name that makes fun of their redneck gym teacher, Leonard Skinner.
With their early albums, the debut, and Second Helping (1974), they established a strong following, made stronger with albums soon to follow, Gimme Back My Bullets (1976) and Street Survivors (1977). Then tragedy struck when lead man Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines perished in an airplane crash, which seriously injured other band members. But the band bounced back and today’s Lynyrd Skynyrd delivers the same hard-stompin, guitar-laden, classic Southern sound that the band was always known and recognized for. Lynyrd Skynyrd tickets are a chance to experience the iconic Southern Rock band that set the tone for the genre.