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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets (MCA 2744)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 31 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.

File format: mp3; file size: 27.4mb; Interview length: 29' 56"; sound quality: **

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Who The Hell Are Lynyrd Skynyrd?

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

Al Kooper: Sweetheart Of The South

Interview by John Tobler, Melody Maker, 2 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 ...

Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bedlam: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 7 March 1974


Lynyrd Skynyrd

Interview by Barbara Charone, Zoo World, 25 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. ...

Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 1974

THE MARSHALL Tucker Band has in a relatively short time picked up a large enough following to achieve headline status, but its Santa Monica Civic ...

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

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 6 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, 21 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, 21 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 ...

The South Gon' Rise Again

Overview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 18 January 1975

"Oh yeah, who says?" asks a sceptical ROY CARR who, after swigging hard on the Confederacy's brew of Redneck Rebel Rock, remains stubbornly unintoxicated. ...

My Top Ten: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Interview by Michael Gray, Let It Rock, February 1975

Compiled on coach-trips and in hotel bars by Michael Gray ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Charlie Daniels Band: Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 2 February 1975


Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels Band: Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, The Village Voice, 10 February 1975

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Closet Crackers ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Nuthin' Fancy

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 3 May 1975

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

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Nuthin' Fancy

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 19 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, Peter Frampton, REO Speedwagon: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 8 September 1975

Lynyrd Skynyrd Predictable ...

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: De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland

Live Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 25 October 1975

Lynyrd skynful ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: I See The Bloodbath That Was Hamburg

Report by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 25 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, Sutherland Brothers and Quiver: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 1 November 1975

IF PROOF was needed that Lynyrd Skynyrd have broken Britain's back, then a visit to Hammersmith Odeon on Monday night would have persuaded the harshest ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 21 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, 21 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, 28 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, 4 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, 30 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 Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 13 November 1976

LYNYRD SKYNYRD are one those bands who, like Rory Gallagher and Dr. Feelgood, will never be able to create the same excitement in the studio ...

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 Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 5 February 1977

Skynyrd: all guts and fury ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 5 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, 12 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, 17 September 1977

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

Ronnie Van Zant: Requiem for a Simple Man

Obituary by John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 1 December 1977

I LAST SAW Ronnie Van Zant, Lynyrd Skynyrd's leader and prime mover, a year ago on a rainy Monday night in New York City. Van ...

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: "Still healing"

Report and Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 17 September 1978

THE EFFECTS of last October's plane crash that ended the career of Lynyrd Skynyrd, America's most talented Southern-grown hard rock band, are still being felt ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Skynyrd's First And…Last

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 23 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, 15 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 ...

Rossington Collins Band: On The Road Again

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 21 August 1980

Four Lynyrd Skynyrd survivors plus three return to rock scene as Rossington Collins Band ...

The Rossington Collins Band

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Musician, February 1982

Southern Rock Survival Among the Alligators ...

Johnny Van Zant: It's A Family Affair

Interview by Jon Young, Musician, November 1990

Johnny Van Zant grabs the spotlight with a walk down Brickyard Road ...

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: The Making of 'Free Bird'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, December 2002


 'Free Bird'

 Lynyrd Skynyrd

 LABEL: MCA/Sounds Of the South

 PERFORMERS: Ronnie Van Zant: vocals Allen Collins: guitar
 Gary Rossington: guitar Ed ...

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 ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Mystery & Magic

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Classic Rock, Summer 2008

"YOU KNOW HOW they always say, who died and made you boss?" asks Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington in his soft Florida drawl, made even ...

Alabama Shakes: The Saga of Southern Rock

Comment by Barney Hoskyns, The Guardian, 6 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 ...

How Lynyrd Skynyrd Hooked Up Bad Company's Paul Rodgers

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 10 July 2013

"PLAYING WITH Skynyrd was always in the cards. We go back a long way, and I toured with them as a solo artist," Bad Company ...

On Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King, and Trayvon Martin

Letter by Mark Kemp, Rock and Rap Confidential, 17 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 ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd still rocks the classics

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Cape Cod Times, 8 August 2013

IT COULD HAPPEN at any rock show, any time, any place, anywhere. The band is revving up for its encore, and you hear a cry ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: An Interview with Rickey Medlocke

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Cape Cod Times, July 2014

IT COULD HAPPEN at any rock show, any time, any place, anywhere. The band is revving up for its encore, and you hear a cry ...

Southern Rock Gets a New Bible in Southbound

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 5 September 2014

WHILE THERE are plenty of musicians, record collectors and journos who will argue (as only musicians, record collectors and journos can) that all rock is ...

see also Rossington Collins Band, The

see also Johnny Van Zant


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