Southern Rock: Read All About It in ‘Southbound’

It’s a story born of another of life’s full circles: The early influences of rock music, such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, among many others. They hailed from Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans and other perhaps more rural locales in the American South/ They planted the seeds that grew upon their discovery by British Youth, across the pond.
As many of those U.K.-based artists made their statements and ran with them, the next musical phase for many, like the Stones and Beatles, celebrated psychedelia, others artists looked back to the roots of Americana, with many a wild-eyed Southern boy becoming part of a new heritage. It spawned, most notably, the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among many other acts, during the ’70s.
That era is the basis for a new book by Scott Bomar, a researcher and music industry professional from Nashville who worked for Sony Music, Universal Music Group and BMG Rights Management. Called Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock, it profiles the Allmans, Skynyrd and many other acts like The Charlie Daniels Band, The Outlaws and .38 Special, plus many of the other players from that great rock ‘n roll era >>>

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