Lynyrd Skynyrd Album Cover

(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) was the debut album from Lynyrd Skynyrd released on August 13, 1973 by RCA Records.  The album features “Gimme Three Steps,” and “Free Bird,” which helped launch their career.

The album was certified gold on December 18, 1974, platinum and double platinum on July 21, 1987, by the RIAA. The album peaked at 27 in the Billboard 200 in 1975.

The cover photograph was taken by Thomas Hill and shows, from left to right, Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell, Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Bob Burns, Allen Collins and Ed King standing on a street in Jonestown, Georgia.

Tracks:

Side One:
I Ain’t the One
Tuesday’s Gone
Gimme Three Steps
Simple Man

Side Two:
Things Goin’ On
Mississippi Kid
Poison Whiskey
Free Bird

Personnel:

Ronnie Van Zant – lead vocals
Gary Rossington – lead guitar, rhythm guitar,slide guitar
Allen Collins – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Ed King – lead guitar, bass guitar
Billy Powell – keyboards
Bob Burns – drums
Leon Wilkeson – bass guitar

Street View
106 South Main Street
Jonestown Georgia 30236

Lynyrd Skynyrd Discography:

(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) – Released: August 13, 1973
Second Helping – Released: April 15, 1974
Nuthin’ Fancy – Released: March 24, 1975
Gimme Back My Bullets – Released: February 2, 1976
Street Survivors – Released: October 17, 1977
Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 – Released: June 11, 1991
The Last Rebel – Released: February 16, 1993
Endangered Species – Released: August 9, 1994
Twenty – Released: April 29, 1997
Edge of Forever – Released: August 10, 1999
Christmas Time Again – Released: September 12, 2000
Vicious Cycle – Released: May 20, 2003
God & Guns – Released: September 29, 2009
Last of a Dyin’ Breed – Released: August 21, 2012