Leonard Skinner

September 21, 2010 by Post Team 

Leonard Skinner, Leonard Skinner has died. No, not Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd but the gym teacher who inspired the name of the group of strangers iconic.

Skinner, a former basketball coach and teacher strict gym most famous in rock and roll history, died in his sleep in hospital on Monday, reports from the Florida Times-Union. He was 77.

In an interview with The Times-Union again in 2009, Skinner said he did not mind when the band incorporated his name. In fact, not even recall when they were in high school. The band will remember him, however, because of its strict rules against long hair.

“It was against the rules,” Skinner said in the interview. “I do not particularly like long hair in men, but again, it was my rule.”

Although he did not hesitate of care received by its name and was often asked to show identification to prove it, Skinner never really warm to the band’s music.

“No,” he said flatly when asked if he liked his songs. -No. I do not like rock ‘n’ roll. ”

After three band members died in 1977, Skinner could only say good things about the band.

“It was good, talented workers, children with talent,” said Skinner. “They worked hard, lived hard and boozed hard.”

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