Their successors included the fusion/progressive instrumentalists Dixie Dregs, the more country-influenced Outlaws, jazz-leaning Wet Willie and (incorporating parts of R&B and gospel) the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. After the lack of authentic members of the Allmans and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the genre began to fade in popularity in the late 1970s, however was sustained the Eighties with acts like .38 Special, Molly Hatchet and the Marshall Tucker Band.
“Art-rock” might mean something from the Velvets to the Moody Blues, and although Led Zeppelin was launched and Black Sabbath celebrated, “heavy metallic” remained an amorphous idea. The founders of Southern rock are usually thought to be the Allman Brothers Band, who developed a particular sound, largely derived from blues rock, but incorporating elements of boogie, soul, and nation within the early Seventies. The most profitable act to comply with them were Lynyrd Skynyrd, who helped establish the “Good ol’ boy” image of the … Read More