Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert, 2008
Background information
OriginJacksonville, Florida, USA
GenresSouthern rock
Years active1966–1977; 1988-present
WebsiteLynyrdSkynyrd.com

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.