Gold & Platinum was a 2-disc best of/hits compilation by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was released in 1979 and is now out of print. The compilation spans their peak years from 1972–1977. The album contains three live tracks from the band's critically acclaimed One More From The Road: "Gimme Three Steps", "I Ain't The One", and "Free Bird". The album was certified Gold on 3/25/1980, Platinum on 8/18/1980 and 3x Platinum on 7/21/1987 by the RIAA.
Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced /ˌlɪnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LIN-ərd-SKIN-ərd by band members but sometimes pronounced /ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd by non-Southerners) is an American rock band, formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1964. The band became prominent in the Southern United States in 1973, and rose to worldwide recognition before three members and one road crew member died in an airplane crash in 1977. The band reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead singer Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother Johnny as the frontman. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record. Of its original members, only Gary Rossington remains with the band as of 2010. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.
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