Lynyrd Skynyrd

Author: Gene Odom
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0767910281
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The first complete, unvarnished history of Southern rock’s legendary and most popular band, from its members’ hardscrabble boyhoods in Jacksonville, Florida and their rise to worldwide fame to the tragic plane crash that killed the founder and the band’s rise again from the ashes. In the summer of 1964 Jacksonville, Florida teenager Ronnie Van Zant and some of his friends hatched the idea of forming a band to play covers of the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Yardbirds and the country and blues-rock music they had grown to love. Naming their band after Leonard Skinner, the gym teacher at Robert E. Lee Senior High School who constantly badgered the long-haired aspiring musicians to get haircuts, they were soon playing gigs at parties, and bars throughout the South. During the next decade Lynyrd Skynyrd grew into the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful of the rock bands to emerge from the South since the Allman Brothers. Their hits “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” became classics. Then, at the height of its popularlity in 1977, the band was struck with tragedy --a plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant and two other band members. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock is an intimate chronicle of the band from its earliest days through the plane crash and its aftermath, to its rebirth and current status as an enduring cult favorite. From his behind-the-scenes perspective as Ronnie Van Zant’s lifelong friend and frequent member of the band’s entourage who was also aboard the plane on that fateful flight, Gene Odom reveals the unique synthesis of blues/country rock and songwriting talent, relentless drive, rebellious Southern swagger and down-to-earth sensibility that brought the band together and made it a defining and hugely popular Southern rock band -- as well as the destructive forces that tore it apart. Illustrated throughout with rare photos, Odom traces the band’s rise to fame and shares personal stories that bring to life the band’s journey. For the fans who have purchased a cumulative 35 million copies of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s albums and continue to pack concerts today, Lynyrd Skynyrd is a celebration of an immortal American band.
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Gene Odom, Frank Dorman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-10-08 - Publisher: Crown

The first complete, unvarnished history of Southern rock’s legendary and most popular band, from its members’ hardscrabble boyhoods in Jacksonville, Florida and their rise to worldwide fame to the tragic plane crash that killed the founder and the band’s rise again from the ashes. In the summer of 1964 Jacksonville,
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronnie Van Zant, and Me ... Gene Odom
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Scott Coner
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04 - Publisher: iUniverse

During a time when toughskin blue jeans, button-down shirts, and flat-top haircuts were all the rage, Gene Odom and Ronnie Van Zant became best friends. Growing up on the same block, Ronnie and Gene fished, played football, and dreamed together. Years later, one of the boys would become famous and
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Language: fr
Pages: 176
Authors: Bertrand Bouard
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-16 - Publisher:

Fondé dans les années soixante en Floride, Lynyrd Skynyrd s'impose une décennie plus tard comme le groupe phare du rock sudiste. Pourtant, lorsqu'en 1976 Time Magazine lui consacre un article, la musique est effleurée en quelques mots, et les frasques décrites en profondeur (alcool, violence, scènes de mise à sac).
Arresting Music: Life During Wartime- a Music Guide
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: Cosmic Darren
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-26 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

BIO BY COSMIC DARREN: THIS HISTORY REPEATING MUSIC IS THE GREATEST MUSIC EVER CREATED. AS DESCRIBED BY THE GRATEFUL DEAD QUOTE FROM 1972: DEAD THE POWER OF PSYCHEDELIAS PARTICULARLY LSD (REFERENCE HAWKWIND) THE FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTER OF THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCETHE MUSIC THAT EMANATED FROM THE DEAD ON THAT DAY; IS ARGUABLY
Lynyrd Skynyrd - All-Time Greatest Hits (Songbook)
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-01 - Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

(Bass Recorded Versions Persona). Learn to play note-for-note basslines from 14 Lynyrd Skynyrd classics with these meticulous transcriptions in both standard notation and bass tab. Includes: The Ballad of Curtis Loew * Free Bird (Live) * Gimme Three Steps * Saturday Night Special * Swamp Music * Sweet Home Alabama