@Skynyrd / Instagram
One of our favorite places to hang out as of late is the official Instagram account of Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. A virtual family reunion that finds both halves of one brilliant musical legacy united in the form of some seriously gorgeous photos, Skynyrd’s Instagram is both a crucial link to one of the greatest stories in Southern rock history and a glimpse into a band that over the past several decades has become a family to their millions of fans around the world.
Always gracious when it comes to sharing this link to the past with the Skynyrd Nation, Lynyrd Skynyrd took to Instagram to share a few choice photos from the dawn of their career and man – they are somethin’ else! From shots of the band rehearsing at the famed Hell House to cruisin’ around backstage on go-karts, this is a fantastic glimpse into a part of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s story that you’ll absolutely want to revisit again and again and with the photos right at your fingertips, why not?
Sure, social media can be a bit of a drag – but when a platform like Instagram allows one to reach back through history to sit a spell with our memories, hearing “Free Bird” for the first time as a youth and remembering the smell of the venue that held Lynyrd Skynyrd the first time we saw them live, how could you possibly be mad at it?