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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Nuthin’ Fancy 45th Anniversary- Gary Rossington

"Nuthin' Fancy" indicated a creative well running low for Lynyrd Skynyrd which would only worsen soon on "Gimme Back My Bullets".  No doubt the non-stop pace of nearly constant touring partly was to blame, but there was something darker and even more sinister which no one outside the band knew, nor anyone in it would admit. This tour had casualties...

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Workin’ for MCA- Memphis 10-30-73

Lynyrd Skynyrd in Memphis' Ardent Studio 10-30-73 performing "Workin' for MCA"
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Black Crowes- Shake Your Moneymaker 30th- Chris & Rich Robinson

On the debut "Shake Your Moneymaker", The Black Crowes sounded as if the late Small Faces/ Humble Pie dynamo Steve Marriott had gone on holiday to Paris and dropped in on the Rolling Stones sessions while recording "Exile on Main Street" .

Black Crowes- Jealous Again- Houston 2-93

the Black Crowes' fraternal core of singer Chris Robinson and guitarist Rich Robinson have arrived at a "Wiser Time" in order to mount a major 30th anniversary tour playing "Shake Your Moneymaker"  in 2020

Allman Brothers Band 50th Anniversary- Gregg Allman

"Whipping Post","Dreams", and "Trouble No More" all came from the Allman Brothers Band's debut 50 years ago
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Second Helping 45th Anniversary- Gary Rossington

Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd "In the Studio" on the 45th anniversary of "Second Helping".

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama- Memphis 10-30-73

Lynyrd Skynyrd earliest known recording of "Sweet Home Alabama" before a live Ardent Studio audience in Memphis 10/30/73.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Woman of Mine- 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...

Lynyrd Skynyrd feat. Ed King- Sweet Home Alabama- Dallas 1993

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
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Pronounced 45th Anniversary- Gary Rossington, the late Ed King

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…