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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd were a 1970s rock band. The name of the band came from Leonard Skinner[?], the assistant principal at Lee High School[?], their senior high school. Mr. Skinner required them to get their hair cut. Rather than do that they transferred to a nearby school, Flectcher High[?]. When the band gained some fame Leonard Skinner[?] would attend their performances.

The group became known for their triple guitar lineup, as seen in their hit Free Bird, a tribute to Duane Allman[?]. In 1974 they released the albumSecond Helping[?], featuring the hit single "Sweet Home Alabama".

The leader was Ronnie VanZant[?], who was killed in a tragic plane crash in 1977, along with two other band members, Steve Gaines, and his sister Cassie.

The group broke up after the aircrash, but in the late '80s and '90s, they reunited.

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