Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lynyrd Skynyrd (/ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEH-nərd SKIN-nərd), is an American rock band best known for having popularized the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. … The surviving band members re-formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of Ronnie Van Zant. Ed King, the Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist who joined the band in 1972 to give the Southern rock group its iconic three-guitar sound, died Wednesday in Nashville. He was 68. A cause of death was not specified, though King had been…

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