Monday, September 20, 2010

Leonard Skinner,1933-2010. R.I.P.

Leonard Skinner, the high school gym teacher whose name served as the inspiration for the 1970s southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died today of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He was 77.

Skinner sent several members of the band to the principal's office because their hair was too long. But years later he would become friendly with them and Skinner would be held with deep affection by Skynyrd fans.

What else can I say? Tuesday's gone with the wind.

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