Sept. 9, 2022

Was Lynyrd Skynyrd influenced by a Sanford piano teacher?


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Lynyrd Skynyrd got its start in Jacksonville, but did you know the band has a connection to the city of Sanford? And a pretty significant one at that.

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I first learned that Bill Powell lived in Sanford after coming across the website Lynyrd Skynyrd History created by Judy Van Zant, widow of Ronnie Van Zant, founder of the band.