Posted: 3:25 pm Thursday, August 13th, 2015

42 Years Ago Today – Lynyrd Skynyrd Re-Invent Southern Rock… 

By Steve Craig

August 13th in 1973… We were informed that they were “Pronounced; “Leh’-nerd Skin’-nerd”…

That was the title of the band’s debut album, released on this day!

Southern Rock up to about 1970 was Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddly and others…  The Allman Brothers definitely put the Rock back in “Southern”, but tragedy all but derailed the movement.

Lynyrd Skynyrd emerged out of Jacksonville, grabbed the torch before it was completely out and carried on…

Through their own bouts of tragedy… the fans are still yellin’ “Freebird!!!”

GET MORE OF THEIR STORY HERE

August 13th, 1973 - Lynyrd Skynyrd make their debut!

August 13th, 1973 – Lynyrd Skynyrd make their debut!