Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert, 2008
Background information
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Genres Southern rock
Years active 1964–1977

Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American southern rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Their name comes from one of their school teachers who was named Leonard Skinner. They wrote songs including: "Sweet Home, Alabama", "Simple Man" and "Freebird." The lead singer's name was Ronnie Van Zant. After Ronnie died, his brother Johnny Van Zant became lead singer.