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Who The Hell Are Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, 16 February 1974

LYNYRD SKYNYRD is, in fact, a used-car salesman somewhere in Florida. At least, he doesn't spell his name quite like that – the band had to change it around a little when they christened themselves, as Mr S was the gym coach who threw them out of high school for having long hair. As a sweet form of revenge, they changed the name sufficiently to escape being sued, and gave the man a degree of immortality.

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