13 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Take Their Rightful Place In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
We’ve loved Lynyrd Skynyrd since the first time we heard “Sweet Home Alabama“; as youngsters we had no idea who they were, we just knew that this band rocked and their music made us feel good.
We’ve loved them through their triumphs, through the unspeakable tragedy that claimed the lives of Ronnie Van Zant, Cassie Gaines, and Steve Gaines, rocked with them through 14 albums and loudly celebrated their triumphant 1987 return – this time with Johnny Van Zant leading the charge.
It seems like these Southern rock heroes have been with us and us with them through everything – and we stood with Lynyrd Skynyrd 11 years ago as they celebrated yet another career milestone with their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Time has passed since the crash that threatened to undo it all, as this footage will show; Ronnie’s girls Tammy and Melody are grown, as are Steve and Allen’s daughters – and in the years since the induction we’ve lost Billy Powell and Bob Burns. What hasn’t changed, however, is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fierce dedication to making timeless music and protecting the legacy forged on that Jacksonville baseball diamond half a century ago.
Join us in congratulating Lynyrd Skynyrd on 11 years in the Hall of Fame by reliving the greatest moment in Skynyrd hystory!