SBC: R.I.P. Leonard Skinner

Wed Sep 22 03:16:29 EDT 2010

He's as free as a bird now.


The basketball coach and gym teacher who inspired the name of the
band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died at the age of 77 in Florida. He was
working at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida in the
late 1960s when he sent a bunch of students to the principal's office
because their hair was too long. Those students later formed a band ,
using a variation of Skinner's name for their own.,0,2656003.column

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