Mr. John Lee Hooker. Photography by Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones. (I was truly blessed to see John Lee perform twice. On one occasion I was so close, I could hear his foot tapping. An amazIng talent.)
After several years of practicing and name changes, Skynyrd, like any decent group of fledgling rock stars, started gigging the notorious one-nighters which led to management with Alan Walden and a chance to record a demo album with Jimmy Johnson in 1970. Although the demos did not attract a lot of attention from most of the record companies, the band was offered a contract with Capricorn Records.