We all know who lynyrd skynyrd is, they were an incredible rock band in the 1970′s and are still going today (minus most of the original members)

Probably best known for this timeless song.

Sweet home Alabama.

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The band itself has a rather complex history and i wont bore you with that long story here but if you want to, you can check it out on Wikipedia.

As almost everyone knows the band went through a tragedy in 1977 when three members of the band and one road crew died in a plane crash including Ronnie Van Zant, the bands lead singer.

As a personal opinion about Ronnie (R.I.P) i wouldn’t say he was the most amazing rock singer ever, but he was certainly a very good showman, which is very important when you are the front face of a band.

After he died he band disassembled up until 1987.

The band was reborn from that point with Ronnie’s younger brother Johnny Van Zant becoming  the lead singer, the band is still performing today though the only original member left is Garry Rossington

The band itself was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2006.

There you go, i bored you with a little history after all.

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Simple fact is that Lynyrd skynyrd were in their heyday one excellent band and have produced some of my favourite songs.

This one is my absolute favourites, unfortunately i couldn’t find a video of the original line up but this is a very good live performance of the classic song Simple man.

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And if you were disappointed about not seeing the original line up well, here they are with you guessed it

Free bird.

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