WCSX Southern Fried Weekend
This weekend WCSX is celebrating Southern Fried Rock Bands and the 50th anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album, Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd with a Southern Fried Weekend. Every hour begins with a double shot of Southern-fried rock bands.
We’ve got your shot at some
sweet Southern prizes:
- Pavilion seats for Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top at Pine Knob on August 26th
- A copy of the forthcoming book, Pronounced: A Photographic History of Lynyrd Skynyrd (standard edition)
(Courtesy of Rufus Publications. Find out more about the book and its options HERE.)
This Sunday, August 13th, marks the 50th Anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album, Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd which gave us some of the most iconic classic rock songs including “Free Bird”. Tune in at 6pm to hear the album in its entirety without commercial interruption.
Scroll down to get a taste of
the Southern Fried Rock we’re
cooking up this weekend!
Lynyrd Skynyrd is a special band. Born and raised in Florida, they were a rag-tag group of friends that didn’t have an easy start or an understanding gym teacher. The catalyst for leaving school and forming a band came from the band’s famous gym teacher, Leonard Skinner. He was insistent that the boys cut their hair before returning to school. Lynyrd Skynyrd changed the spelling (to avoid getting sued) and their first album title became Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd. How else would anyone know how to say the name of the band?
The history of Lynyrd Skynyrd is beyond tragic. We’ll get into that another day. This is about celebrating the music and the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band is so much more than the events of October 20th, 1977.