Thank heavens for phonetic spelling or may never figured out how to pronounce Lynyrd Skynyrd's Name.

'(Pronounced 'Leh - nerd 'Skin - nerd)', Wikipedia

The title of the album was very effective, yes they were new and the name of the band was pretty odd.

It's hard for me to phathom that an album of it's caliber back then could only peak at #27 on the charts. They rapidly became a force in the Southern rock genre with songs like, "Free Bird", Gimme Three Steps" and "Simple Man". Lynyrd Skynyrd was destined for greatness as their first album cracked the Top 30.

Lynyrd Skynyrd 2013, YouTube




Original LP Track List:

  1. "I Ain't The One"
  2. "Tuesday's Gone"
  3. "Gimme Three Steps"
  4. "Simple Man"

Side 2

  1. "Things Goin' On"
  2. "Mississippi Kid"
  3. "Poison Whiskey"
  4. "Free Bird"

Released in U.S. August 13th. 1973 charted #27.

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd performing, "Free Bird":