Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Born: 11/30/1963 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Filmography

Music (41)

Crazy About Tiffany's 2016 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

The Dark Horse 2016 (Movie)

("Free Bird") (Song Performer)

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015 (Movie)

("Free Bird") (Song Performer)

Tammy 2014 (Movie)

("Call Me The Breeze") (Song Performer)

Pawn Stars 2004 - 2005, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Theme Song Performer

Machine Gun Preacher 2011 (Movie)

("Saturday Night Special") (Song Performer)

Straw Dogs 2011 (Movie)

("Gimme Three Steps") (Song Performer)

Despicable Me 2010 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

Extract 2009 (Movie)

("(I Got The) Same Old Blues") (Song Performer)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

("What's Your Name?") (Song Performer)

An American Carol 2008 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

Role Models 2008 (Movie)

("Call Me The Breeze") (Song Performer)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

("Free Bird") (Song Performer)

Wild Hogs 2007 (Movie)

("Call Me The Breeze") (Song Performer)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Gimme Three Steps") (Song Performer)

Sahara 2005 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

The Devil's Rejects 2005 (Movie)

("Saturday Night Special") (Song Performer)

The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 (Movie)

("Call Me the Breeze") (Song Performer)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Saturday Night Special") (Song Performer)

Surviving Christmas 2004 (Movie)

("What's Your Name?") (Song Performer)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

The Country Bears 2002 (Movie)

("Call Me The Breeze") (Song Performer)

Blow 2001 (Movie)

("That Smell") (Song Performer)

The Shipping News 2001 (Movie)

("What's Your Name") (Song Performer)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

("Simple Man") (Song Performer)

Boys Don't Cry 1999 (Movie)

("Tuesday's Gone") (Song Performer)

Joe the King 1999 (Movie)

("Gimme Three Steps") (Song Performer)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

("Free Bird" "Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

No Looking Back 1998 (Movie)

("What's Your Name") (Song Performer)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

Prefontaine 1997 (Movie)

("Tuesday's Gone") (Song Performer)

Freebird... the Movie 1996 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Freebird... the Movie 1996 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("Free Bird" "Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

Dazed and Confused 1993 (Movie)

("Tuesday's Gone") (Song Performer)

Rush 1991 (Movie)

("Freebird") (Song Performer)

Mask 1985 (Movie)

("Sweet Home Alabama") (Song Performer)

American Pop 1981 (Movie)

("Free Bird") (Song Performer)
Actor (17)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

CMT Crossroads 2004, 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Voice 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

American Country Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Chopper Live: The Revenge 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

New Year's Eve Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

ReAct Now: Music & Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Performer

Tom Dowd and the Language of Music 2004 (Movie)

Themselves (Actor)

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Summer Preview '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Milestones

2006

Band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1991

Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991,first new album since the plane crash, was released

1987

Rossington led revived Skynyrd

1977

Plane crash killed Van Zandt, Steve Gaines, others, forcing band into hiatus

1973

Self-titled first album reaches gold status with "Free Bird"

1969

Band undergoes several name changes before adopting Lynyrd Skynyrd as its permanent moniker

1964

Ronnie Van Zandt, Rossington, Collins and Bob Burns form My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida

Known for such albums as "Skynyrd's Innyrds"

Bonus Trivia

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Leonard Skinner, from whom the band took its name, developed a friendship with the band, despite having hassled the core members while students at Robert E. Lee High School. He later allowed them to use a photo of his real estate business's sign (Leonard Skinner Realty) for their third album.

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Though the song "Sweet Home Alabama" calls out Neil Young for chastising Southern stereotypes on his song "Southern Man," singer Ronnie Van Zandt and Young were friendly. Young wrote the song "Powderfinger" for Skynyrd shortly before the band's fateful accident in 1977.

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The band auditioned several high profile guitarists, including Mountain's Leslie West, before hiring Steve Gaines, whose sister, Cassie Gaines, was a member of Skynyrd's backup singers, the Honkettes.

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Rossington has claimed that the song "That Smell," which concerns the fate of habitual drug users, was about his own chemical habits.

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The initial pressing of the band's sixth album, Street Survivors, featured the image of the band surrounded by flames. It was released shortly after the plane accident that killed Van Zandt and other members, and was recalled for a second pressing which showed the band against a black background.

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A 1986 car accident left Collins paralyzed from the waist down and claimed the life of his then-girlfriend. As part of his plea deal, he was allowed to remain in Skynyrd as "musical director," though his role in the band was limited to speaking about the dangers of drinking and driving to audiences.

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Kid Rock replaced Johnny Van Zandt as vocalist for the band's 2005 performance at the Music Relief concert for Hurricane Katrina charities.

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Due to controversy over the Confederate flag, the band removed the image from its stage show in 2012, but reinstated it soon after.

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The band were made honorary colonels in the Alabama State Militia to honor their song "Sweet Home Alabama."

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