Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd “In the Studio” on the 45th anniversary of “Second Helping”.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd earliest known recording of “Sweet Home Alabama” before a live Ardent Studio audience in Memphis 10/30/73.
“Woman of Mine” by Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of only two Leon Wilkeson collaborations with lyricist/ singer Ronnie Van Zant, but had it not been performed live in Ardent Studio in Memphis on October 30, 1973 during a promotional broadcast on Memphis radio station WMC-FM, there is a real high probability that we would never have known of its existence…
L-R Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing “Sweet Home Alabama” acoustically in front of a small invited audience- Q102 Dallas , Spring 1993 -Redbeard
We are very sad to report that original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, the only original member who did not grow up in Jacksonville Florida but was a Southern Californian they met when he was in the Strawberry Alarm Clock, died at his home in Nashville August 22. Ed King was 68 and had been […]
Standing outside the Dallas hotel in September 1987 beside the giant gleaming Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour bus, even the drone of the idling diesel engine could not drown out the echoes in my mind of the final notes of the final show which had occurred barely 12 hours earlier. Watching Lynyrd Skynyrd original guitarist Ed […]
Ronnie Van Zant was writing “back porch music”, and Lynyrd Skynyrd was featuring it in their live set, a decade before MTV Unplugged made it trendy. Take a listen to “Things Goin’ On“, a song that appeared on the Pronounced album forty-five years ago. This acoustic performance of it on Q102 in Dallas March 24,1993 […]
The tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Street Survivors seems to have been hatched in the vivid imagination of Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, or William Faulkner, but the characters are so colorful, the childhood bonds so strong, the struggles so personal, the victories so inspiring, and the heartbreak so deep that there is simply no need for hyperbole in telling it.
Every year following the October 20, 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash Charlie Daniels would visit or call Memphis rock radio station ROCK 103 on that date while I worked there…
Original Lynyrd Skynyrd bass player Leon Wilkeson, in what turned out to be his last radio interview. And the late pianist Billy Powell makes a cameo as well…co-founding guitarist Gary Rossington for the band’s pivotal 1976 live album One More From the Road …