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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Year: 2004

Runtime: 01:04:29

Bursting out of Jacksonville, Florida, the band’s powerful music won them critical acclaim and an army of fans. With ‘Freebird’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ they bequeathed to America two everlasting rock anthems. With the band’s best known and most loved songs as its backdrop, it features fascinating interviews with a team of respected critics, journalists and musicians, who explore the career of an iconic American rock band.

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