2012-06-29 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Lynyrd Skynyrd To Rock In The Round

American rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, returns to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for one show only on Sunday, July 8 at 8 p.m. Lynyrd Skynyrd is the southern rock band best known for their high energy live performances and their classic rock anthem, “Free Bird.” “Free Bird” was featured on their 1973 debut album along with the concert favorite “Gimme Three Steps.” The album, Second Helping, followed in 1974, featuring “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Call Me the Breeze.” By 1976 when the Live Double LP, One More From the Road appeared, they had become one of rock music’s most popular touring acts. Tragedy struck in 1977, just three days after the release of the album Street Survivors, when the band’s chartered airplane crashed killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, new guitarist Steve Gaines, and back-up singer Cassie Gaines. After a ten year hiatus, Lynyrd Skynyrd began touring and recording again. Currently, the band features guitarist Gary Rossington, drummer Rickey Medlocke, and Johnny Van Zant on lead vocals along with Mark Matejka, Peter Keys and Johnny Colt. Their 13th studio album, Last of a Dying a Breed, is due to be released later this summer.

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