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Lynyrd Skynyrd's First Drummer Dead at 64

Bob Burns killed in a crash in Georgia

(Newser) - Lynyrd Skynyrd's original drummer has died in a car crash in Georgia. Bob Burns, 64, was killed when his vehicle went off a curve in a road near Cartersville just before midnight and struck a tree. No other vehicles were involved, and the crash is under investigation. Burns was... More »

Lynyrd Skynyrd Namesake Dies at 77 in Fla.

Leonard Skinner most known for giving band members detention

(Newser) - Leonard Skinner, the basketball coach and gym teacher who inspired the name of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, died today in Florida at the age of 77, the AP reports. Skinner, who was suffering from Alzheimer's died in his sleep in an assisted living facility, his daughter said. Nearly 50... More »

'Freebird' at 35: a Joke and a Classic

(Newser) - Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" is 35 years old now, and in the course of its life, the song "has been an anthem, a demand, an ode to personal independence, the lamest heckle in the history of rock," writes Christopher Borelli in the Chicago Tribune. "But what it... More »

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