Every band I was in from roughly 1990 (sophomore year of high school) through last year played Simple Man. At least half those bands played more Skynyrd than just that one. They were definitely a profound influence on at least two generations of southern rockers. But better than the Allmans? Come on, man. That’s like comparing Otis Redding to John Coltrane. Both were great, but one was on another level entirely musically.