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Lynyrd Skynyrd- One More From the Road 45th- Gary Rossington

In September 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Atlanta's venerable Fox Theater each needed a minor miracle. Performing over three hundred shows on 1975's notorious "Torture Tour" had original Lynyrd Skynyrd members dropping like flies. Forty-five years ago, three things were evident: America's hyped bicentennial was entering the history books even as the wrecking ball was heading for the Fox Theater; a live "best of" discounted price double album by Peter Frampton earlier that year was re-writing the record books; and Lynyrd Skynyrd was selling more concert tickets than copies of their diminished ranks studio album Gimme Back My Bullets . The band needed a stop-gap recording that could capture their lightning in a bottle live show, and the Fox Theater needed a lightning rod which could make saving it a cause celebre. Original co-founder guitarist Gary Rossington joins me here In the Studio for the tale behind "One More from the Road".
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Second Helping- Gary Rossington

Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd "In the Studio" for a heaping serving 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 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

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential- Gary Rossington

"Essential ". One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity to this day. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and the late Ed King,..