Learn Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitar Songs
This American Rock group was formed back in 1964, in Jacksonville Florida. It comprised Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Larry Junstrom, Bob Burns, and Allen Collins. At first, they went as My Backyard.
In 1969 they changed to Lynrd Skynrd, having settled on a new lineup that included Leon Wilkinson as the bassist, Ed King as the guitarist, and Billy Powell as the keyboardist. They released their first album in 1973 and went on to achieve great fame during the decade. They are credited as the guys that took Southern Rock mainstream.
A few members left during the 70s, other musicians joined, and the band released four more studio albums before Van Zant, Gaines, and Cassie Gaines (backup singer) died in a freak plane crash in 1977. The rest of the band survived, though with serious injuries. But their hits, such as Free Bird and Sweet Home Alabama (which has one of the most iconic guitar riffs of all time), still live in our hearts.