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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets (MCA 2744)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, January 1976

FOR SUCH A great continent, America has given the outside world very few real rock and roll bands. ...

Memories Of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Rudge

Retrospective by Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, 2001

LYNYRD SKYNYRD WAS MANAGED BY my friend Peter Rudge from late 1973. Rudge’s main pre-occupation at this time was The Who, for whom he’d worked ...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant (1974)

Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1974

The southern rock icon on 'Free Bird'; recording the first three albums; the band's poor backgrounds; and thoughts about music in general and guitar players in particular.

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Who The Hell Are Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, 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 ...

Al Kooper: Sweetheart Of The South

Interview by John Tobler, Melody Maker, March 1974

AL KOOPER is presumably in accord with Bob Dylan more often than not, as his playing on some the latter's best albums, like Blonde On ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Interview by Barbara Charone, Zoo World, April 1974

LYNYRD SKYNYRD are an alcohol band. Steeped in southern blooze, they create that perfect sleazy barroom atmosphere both in concert and on record. ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lynyrd Skynyrd/Wet Willie: Drippin' Wet/The Marshall Tucker Band: The Marshall Tucker Band

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, July 1974

EVER SINCE the Allman Brothers came howling out of Macon, Gorgia, and Texas graciously gave Johnny Winter and Janis Joplin to the world, Southern rock ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Second Helping (MCA)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Crawdaddy!, September 1974

FLORIDA's Lynyrd Skynyrd keeps getting compared to the Allman Brothers Band, mostly because the group is Southern, and because lead singer Ronnie Van Zant has ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd/Wally: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, December 1974

CLOSE ONE, you know. I mean, after Lynyrd Skynyrd had played their first few numbers it was decided that this might have to be a ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, December 1974

I DOUBT very much whether Lynyrd Skynyrd, those Southern rock and rollers who take the stage to the strains of a tape of 'Dixie', could ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Nuthin' Fancy

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, May 1975

WELL, IT LOOKS as though they're here to stay. ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Nuthin' Fancy

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, June 1975

WITH THREE full-time electric guitarists, a piano player and a fireplug of a lead singer who looks like Robert Blake's Baretta in a hippie disguise, ...

Southern Rock: Gone With The Trend

Report and Interview by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, July 1975

Al Kooper may not give a damn, but with Lynyrd Skynyrd hot and the Atlanta Rhythm Section burnin', Southern Music is rising again. ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: The 100 Proof Blues

Report by Jim Esposito, Creem, October 1975

2009 note: In the Summer of '75 The Editors of Creem decided to do a Special Report on Rock 'n Roll and booze. They called ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: I See The Bloodbath That Was Hamburg

Report by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, October 1975

When a band start slashing each other's wrists before gigs you know they're confident. TONY STEWART applies the tourniquet to LYNYRD SKYNYRD on the eve ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, February 1976

WE ALL KNOW about Lynyrd Skynyrd. As barroom brawlers go, they don't come quite as gross as these six Southern redneck bruisers wired on Coors, ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Hammersmith Odeon, London; Apollo Theatre, Glagow

Live Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, February 1976

IF YOU want to know just how good Skynyrd are, they're the rare band you wouldn't mind working for, just to watch the action every ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Report by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, February 1976

KATE SIMON'S MOTHER used to warn her, "Katherine, beware of people who drink before two p.m." My mum advised me to keep that first glass ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, March 1976

LYNYRD SKYNYRD are fast becoming one of my favorite American bands, in part because they're starting to sound so British. ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Fifths and Fists For The Common Man

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, March 1976

I already have two strikes against me: one, I am a Yankee, two a girl. I don't want to strike out because I'm a teetotaler, ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Skyn Flick

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, September 1976

"HI. Y'ALL COME in now..." Ronnie Van Zant, two minutes out of the sack, wears a stetson, strengthening the popular theory that he was born ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Saturday Night Special

Report by Pete Makowski, Sounds, October 1976

"It's like throwing a bleedin' virgin into a bed of rampant nymphomaniacs," commented Pete Makowski, our jotter on the spot. Sis he lose his white ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More From the Road (MCA)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, December 1976

LYNYRD SKYNYRD: Does Their Conscience Bother THEM? ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, February 1977

TO SOME people, kicking off a British tour in London is the equivalent of musical suicide. ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: The Wild Bunch

Report and Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, February 1977

Hey, You Shoulda Bin At The Trial!!! ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd/ Foreigner/Ted Nugent: Rock And Roll All Nite

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, September 1977

AN AFTERNOON of heavy rock at the Los Angeles sports stadium. Score: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Win. Foreigner – Place. Nugent – Show. ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors (MCA)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, January 1978

SOUTHERN ROCK – whatta crock! Ya wanna know the truth bout whas hoppin' down in Carter Country? Not a goddamn friggin thing!! Everybody's mellowed into ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Skyrvyrd's First And…Last

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, September 1978

ROCK 'N' ROLL REQUIEMS usually denigrate rather than enhance the reputation of the deceased, which is as sound a reason as any to approach this ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow

Retrospective by Pete Makowski, Sounds, March 1980

Dear Everyone,I would like to say how shocked and sorry I am at the deaths of Steve, Cassie and Ronnie. I know how it must ...

The Rossington Collins Band

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Musician, February 1982

Southern Rock Survival Among the Alligators ...

The South Rises Again: The Improbable Return of Redneck Rock

Overview by Robert Gordon, Creem, 1995

Robert Gordon on Capricorn Records and the Southern Rock Revival ...

How The South Rose Again: The Soaring Flight and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, November 1997

THE DAY BEFORE THE SECOND MOST FAMOUS plane crash in rock history, the right engine of the 1948 Convair aircraft carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd backfired over ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sultans Of Swamp

Retrospective and Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, May 2006

LORD KNOWS, Lynyrd Skynyrd had seen it coming. On the flight from Florida to South Carolina, the band's Convair 240 tour plane had begun spewing ...

Alabama Shakes: The Saga of Southern Rock

Comment by Barney Hoskyns, Guardian, The, April 2012

IT WAS ONLY a matter of time before BBC4 green-lit a Friday night documentary about the sub-genre Southern Rock. The subject is irresistible to connoisseurs ...

On Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King, and Trayvon Martin

Letters by Mark Kemp, Rock and Rap Confidential, July 2013

JUST WANTED to let you folks at RRC know that Ed King, ostensibly one of the more enlightened original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a former member ...

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