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  • Author:
    Lee Ballinger
  • ISBN:
    0972044639
  • ISBN13:
    978-0972044639
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  • Publisher:
    Xt377 Pub (June 19, 2002)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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What is different about Lynyrd Skynyrd: An Oral History is the very nature of Ballinger's effort

What is different about Lynyrd Skynyrd: An Oral History is the very nature of Ballinger's effort. Foregoing a traditional route like a biography, the book is, from cover to cover, a collection of quotes cut from interviews and personal recollections that were previously recorded elsewhere from the early '70s to the late '90s.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd (/ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEN-ərd SKIN-ərd) is an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1964. The group was originally named My Backyard and comprised Ronnie Van Zant (lead vocalist), Gary Rossington (guitar), Allen Collins (guitar), Larry Junstrom (bass guitar) and Bob Burns (drums). The band spent five years touring small venues under a variety of different names and with several lineup changes before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd: An Oral History by Ballinger, Lee.

In true rock & roll bad-boy fashion, they were a bunch of tough kids who scraped their band together, and even decided to name it after a hated high school gym teacher. But once their searing triple-guitar attack roared out of the South at the apex of Dixie rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd was no longer following rock history; they were making it, with such classics as "Free Bird," "Sweet Home Alabama," and a string of live performances that brought audiences to their feet everywhere they played. This is the story of how a group of Southern men (and women) turned themselves into one of the world's greatest rock & roll bands, told in the words of the people who were there, both before and after the horrific 1977 airplane crash that claimed three band members' lives.

Lee Ballinger weaves historical and current interviews with every member of Lynyrd Skynyrd together with the perspectives of their friends, collaborators and chroniclers, including musicians Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Hall and Al Kooper, journalists John Swenson and Cameron Crowe, producer Tom Dowd, and many more - even that immortalized teacher, Leonard Skinner. The result is an intensely personal backstage history of euphoric triumph and calamitous tragedy, your best look ever at a group of rugged street survivors and their earthshaking effect on rock & roll.

With rare photos.


Unsoo
I thought the book was only OK. It was far from being exciting or insightful.

I liked how the author put together the book by interviewing band members, producers, writers, spouses, and other people associated with the band. The interviews were an excellent way to gain different perspectives about the same question or topic.

The drawback to the oral history interview process was it appeared to make the book overly tame as far as what happened on the road with these guys. Since each interviewee knew that they would be identified for what they said in the book, it made their responses contrived and controlled with basically no controversy with the band, whatsoever.

Even the bands rocky relationship with Al Kooper seemed to be toned down in the book since each person interviewed knew that he or she would be quoted for what they said.

I am glad I read the book. Would I read it again? No, I doubt it. I found little in the book that I did not already know or even wanted to know.
Nikobar
Good book. Basically all direct quotes from band members, past & present, and people related to the band. Minimum context/writing from Ballinger throughout, but enough to get a good timeline of the band's history.
Survivors
This book tells part of the story of the band in a very dynamic way. For those who know a bit of the trajectory of the band is easy to follow the story, but for a beginner, I suggest a little research on the band and then read this book. For me, I did not know all the characters in the scenes, sometimes was a bit tricky to understand but, Ballinger was very happy to introduce at the beginning of the book a list explaining who is who in the story. It's an easy read, it seems like you are reading a great story in a magazine. I really enjoyed the book. It's just a shame that there is not yet a Portuguese edition.
Funky
I've read Brant's book and this one. In addition, I visited all the relavent web sites I can find including [...] and Ed King's web site. Ballinger's book is very good. It's readable and is built on many resources. Brant's book is almost painful to read but compliments this one very well. After all the reading I have done I have come to the conclusion that we will never know all the facts surrounding this great band. There are just too many contradictions amongst all the accounts. However, Ballinger does a good job of presenting what is probably the most factual information available. This is a must read for all LS fanatics and recommended for anyone else who is interested in the history of Rock and Roll.
Mitars Riders
Insightful, honest and revealing, An Oral History contains a wealth of information about the band's history and early days. The stories from friends and business associates paints a clear picture of the ups and downs of the Southern rock icons. Following a different format than most tell all books was definitely a plus. I own two other books on Lynyrd Skynyrd but this is my favorite hands down.
Wenes
great book .if your into skynyrd this is essential reading. you can tell the author really cares about the band and lets the story tell itself from the people who were there. enough said.
Gajurus
Great!
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