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Gone with the Wind: The Remarkable Rise and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 16 October 2015
The story of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from their early beginnings to the fatal plane that ended the original incarnation of the group.

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Tom O'Dell

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Tom O'Dell
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Bob Burns Bob Burns
Edward King ... (as Ed King)
Al Kooper Al Kooper
Artimus Pyle
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When Lynyrd Skynyrd emerged onto the world stage in 1973, it was the result of a collective determination; the group had struggled and fought to gain real recognition ever since their formation eight years before. And although they were initially identified, both in the music industry and in the media, as just another act in the then booming Southern Rock movement, it became quickly apparent that not only were Skynyrd a distinctly individual collective, but also they had the potential to become one of the finest rock bands in history. Led by the headstrong and domineering Ronnie Van Zant, a tough, blue collar brawler with a powerful stage presence, distinctive vocals and gritty, honest lyrics, his energy and vision propelled the group until its tragic end in 1977. This films tells the story of the rise and fall of a remarkable band.

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Decent but...
3 January 2020 | by tadaiaSee all my reviews

Some good material in this documentary. I especially liked the comments about Ronnie's deep appreciation for Paul Rodgers, which I was not aware of. I would question using Bob Burns for so much of the commentary because they pretty much destroy his credibility early in the documentary (hilarious). This made it hard to take his musings or the film seriously from then on.


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Prism Films [UK]

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English

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16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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