Lynyrd Skynyrd: An Oral History

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9780380801541: Lynyrd Skynyrd: An Oral History

In true rock & roll bad-boy fashion, they were a bunch of tough kids who scraped their band together, and even decided to name it after a hated high school gym teacher. But once their searing triple-guitar attack roared out of the South at the apex of Dixie rock, Lynryd Skynyrd was no longer following rock history; they were making it, with such classics as "Free Bird," "Sweet Home Alabama," and a string of live performances that brought audiences to their feet everywhere they played. This is the story of how a group of Southern men (and women) turned themselves into one of the world's greatest rock & roll bands, told in the words of the people who were there, both before and after the horrific 1977 airplane crash that claimed three band members' lives.

Lee Ballinger weaves historical and current interviews with every member of Lynrd Skynyrd together with the perspectives of their friends, collaborators, and chroniclers, including musicians Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Hall and Al Kooper, journalists John Swenson and Cameron Crowe, producer Tom Dowd, and many more-even that immortalized teacher, Leonard Skinner. The result is an intensely personal backstage history of euphoric triumph and calamitous tragedy, your best look ever at a group of rugged street survivors and their earthshaking effect on rock & roll.In true rock & roll bad-boy fashion, they were a bunch of tough kids who scraped their band together, and even decided to name it after a hated high school gym teacher. But once their searing triple-guitar attack roared out of the South at the apex of Dixie rock, Lynryd Skynyrd was no longer following rock history; they were making it, with such classics as "Free Bird," "Sweet Home Alabama," and a string of live performances that brought audiences to their feet everywhere they played. This is the story of how a group of Southern men (and women) turned themselves into one of the world's greatest rock & roll bands, told in the words of the people who were there, both before and after the horrific 1977 airplane crash that claimed three band members' lives.

 

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About the Author:

Lee Ballinger is a downsized Ohio steelworker, combat veteran of Vietnam, and former consultant to the National Football League Players Association. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he is West Coast Editor of Rock & Rap Confidential and coproducer of the Rock A Mole music festivals. Ballinger has traveled the South extensively, looking for the perfect barbeque and seeking inspiration for his writing, which has appeared in publications ranging from Inside Sports to the New York Times. His favorite Skynyrd song is "Was I Right or Wrong."

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"...Ballinger has crafted the first book to truly capture and illuminate the restless spirit of Lynyrd Skynyrd..." -- Cameron Crowe, director of Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous who traveled extensively with Skynyrd in the 70s and was a close friend of Ronnie Van Zant.

"...this saga unfolds like an old gothic novel..." -- AL KOOPER, producer of the first three Lynyrd Skynyrd albums.

"A wonderful book, provides unique insights into the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd and their classic music...a MUST-READ." -- JOHN HAURY of the John Lee Walker Band which opened several shows for Lynyrd Skynyrd in the 1970s.

"Full of legends, truths, lies and exaggerations, this saga unfolds like an old gothic novel..." -- Al Kooper, producer of the first three Lynyrd Skynyrd albums.

"I read the book (we all did) while making our record...it's very good." -- PATTERSON HOOD, Drive-By Truckers

"Lee has crafted the first book to truly capture the restless spirit of Lynyrd Skynyrd...a beautiful piece of writing." -- CAMERON CROWE, writer/director of Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous who traveled often with Skynyrd in the 70s and was a close friend of Ronnie Van Zant.

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Ballinger, Lee
Editorial: Spike (1999)
ISBN 10: 038080154X ISBN 13: 9780380801541
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