Monday, September 20, 2010

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Lesser Spelled Namesake Dies

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Lesser Spelled Namesake Dies
Mon., Sep. 20, 2010 5:33 PM PDT by Natalie Finn

"Leonard Skinner, whose rule against boys in his class having long hair stuck in the band members' craw and ultimately inspired their singular name, died in his sleep Monday at a nursing home in Jacksonville, according to his daughter. He was 77 and had Alzheimer's disease."

I was surprised by how many people didn't know he was the inspiration for their name. I was also surprised that he was still alive until now.
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