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Freebirds: The Lynyrd Skynyrd Story
Freebirds: The Lynyrd Skynyrd Story
by Marley Brant
Book Description: Freebirds: The Lynyrd Skynyrd Story is the first narrative biography to examine the roots, evolution, and eventual emergence of one of the most captivating bands in the history of rock and roll.

Though plagued by devastating personal tragedy, numerous personnel changes brought on by the ravages of working on the road, and the untimely deaths of some of its founding members, Lynyrd Skynyrd has continued to record, tour, and produce bestselling albums. Interwoven within this fascinating portrait are in-depth biographies, including the inside stories of the intricate interband relationships; the truth behind the charges of vehicular manslaughter, child molestation, and broken contracts; the origins of their songs; and much, much more. 

The result is a mesmerizing look at how this southern rock legend endured and prevailed despite a history laden with professional disadvantages, personal loss, and the ego-fueled transition to international stardom. Recently nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lynyrd Skynyrd celebrates stoic independence and bar-hopping camaraderie. The band's music infiltrates the mind with images of Southern landscapes, hard-driving women, and the importance of home and family. 

This fascinating bio features one-on-one interviews with music legends Charlie Daniels, Warren Haynes, and Allen Woody; producer Al Kooper; Johnny Van Zant, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson, Ed King, Artimus Pyle, Rickey Medlocke, Hughie Thomasson, the widows of Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and band members, family members, and record company executives. Also featured are dozens of never-before-published photographs, as well as a complete discography and bibliography. 

Paperback from Watson-Guptill Pubns

 
Lynyrd Skynyrd : Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock
by Frank Dorman, Gene Odom
Book Description: 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. 
Hardcover from Broadway

 
Guitar Anthology Series: Lynyrd Skynyrd
by Aaron Stang, Colgan Bryan
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd
by Warner Brothers Publications
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd: An Oral History
by Lee Ballinger
Paperback from XT377 Publishing
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd Bass Anthology
by Warner Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd 20 Greatest Hits: Easy Guitar Anthology
by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd
by Gene Odom, Frank Dorman
Digital from Broadway Books
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd With Notes And Tabs See 694954 When Out
Paperback from Hal Leonard Corporation
Special Order

Lynyrd Skynyrd Signature Licks : A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Flea's Bass Style and Technique
Audio CD from Hal Leonard Corporation
Special Order

Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd / Bass Tab
by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mass Market Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications

Best Of Lynyrd Skynyrd
Paperback from Hal Leonard Corporation
1991
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Songbook
by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Paperback from Hal Leonard
1901
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 
 
 

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