Freebirds : the Lynyrd Skynyrd story

by Brant, Marley.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML421.L96 B73 2002x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML421.L96 B73 2002x
A biography of the roots, evolution and eventual emergence of rock and roll band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Though plagued by personal tragedy, numerous personnel changes and the untimely deaths of some of its founding members, Lynyrd Skynyrd has continued to record, tour and produce albums. This volume features in-depth biographies and inside stories of intricate inter-band relationships, charges of manslaughter and broken contracts. There are interviews with Charlie Daniels, Gregg Allman, Warren Hayes and Allen Woody.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The core of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the most important southern rock band after the Allman Brothers, perished in an airplane crash in 1977. The survivors persevered and, though long since written off by rock critics, still tour. Heck, they released a new album in 2000. Brant's well-researched yet folksy group biography is essential reading for those who would understand the spirit of rock and roll. Like the Allmans, Skynyrd broke into the rock scene in the early '70s just as its giants of the day descended into the cocaine-flecked doldrums. Like the punk rockers, the southern bands restored the music's energy and revived its fuck-you attitude; it never gets much more fuck-you than early Skynyrd. Famous for partying, brawling, and playing anyway, Skynyrd cut a wide swath. Brant names the names and tells the tales in a conversational, even chummy prose befitting a band that enjoys a community of fans and friends not unlike the Grateful Dead's zany Deadheads. Long overdue, this is the most complete chronicle of Skynyrd and its ambience to date. Mike Tribby."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Lynyrd Skynyrd (Musical group)
Rock musicians -- Southern States -- Biography.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Billboard Books,2002
Language English
Description 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250), discography (pages 244-245), and index.
ISBN 0823083217 (pbk.)
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