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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for having popularized the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, the band was also known by names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969.

Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Band Members

1Gary RossingtonCurrent membersguitars1964–1977, 1979, 1987–present
2Rickey MedlockeCurrent membersguitars, backing vocals, mandolin, drums1971–1972, 1996–present
3Johnny Van ZantCurrent memberslead vocals1987–present
4Michael CartelloneCurrent membersdrums1999–present
5Mark MatejkaCurrent membersguitars, backing vocals2006–present
6Peter KeysCurrent memberskeyboards2009–present
7Keith ChristopherCurrent membersbass2017–present
8Dale Krantz-RossingtonTouring membersbacking vocals1987–present
9Carol ChaseTouring membersbacking vocals1996–present
10Ronnie Van ZantFormer memberslead vocals1964–1977; his death
11Allen CollinsFormer membersguitar1964–1977, 1979; died 1990
12Bob BurnsFormer membersdrums1964–1975; died 2015
13Larry JunstromFormer membersbass1964–1970
14Greg T. WalkerFormer membersbass1971–1972
15Leon WilkesonFormer membersbass1971–1977, 1987–2001; his death
16Billy PowellFormer memberskeyboards1972–1977, 1979, 1987–2009; his death
17Ed KingFormer membersguitar, bass1972–1975, 1987–1996; died 2018
18Artimus PyleFormer membersdrums1974–1977, 1979, 1987–1991
19Steve GainesFormer membersguitar, vocals1976–1977; his death
20Hughie ThomassonFormer membersguitar1996-2005; died 2007
21Ean EvansFormer membersbass2001–2009; died 2009
22Robert KearnsFormer membersbass2009–2012
23Johnny ColtFormer membersbass2012–2017
24JoJo BillingsleyHonkettesbacking vocals1975–1977; died 2010
25Cassie GainesHonkettesbacking vocals1975–1977; her death
26Leslie HawkinsHonkettesbacking vocals1975–1977


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