Music suffered a massive loss when Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane went down
This was a massive loss for rock music, the bands survivors would reunite in 1987, and were still excellent. Ronnie Van Zant’s little brother Johnny would take Ronnie’s place behind the mic, and original members guitarists Ed King, Gary Rossington, drummer Artimus Pyle, bassist Leon Wilkerson, and keyboardist Billy Powell returned. Original guitarist Allen Collins had been paralyzed in an auto accident years before.
For those of you who don’t know what this post is about, see DAY 1
L is for:
JERRY LEE LEWIS
Lynyrd Skynyrd has had many great guitarists, Gary Rossington, Ed King, Steve Gaines RIP, and Allen Collins RIP, with Collins and Gaines, being the two very best in my view.
Here are some various Skynyrd tunes, showing the brilliance of these four
T for Texas
Workin for MCA & I ain’t the One
Dixie/Sweet Home Alabama
Started this last weekend, and got busy, distracted by other things, time seems more restricted of late, but allow me to get back to this
Fleetwood Mac- Go Your Own Way
Tom Petty- Yer So Bad
ZZ Top- La Grange
Billy Squier-Whadda Ya Want From Me
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Gimme 3 Steps
If you like Southern Rock, the Blues, and awesome guitar sit back and enjoy one of rock’s legendary acts, featuring three lead guitars! In 1976 that lineup included, Gary Rossington, Steve Gaines, and Allen Collins
A music legend has passed, a legend many might not even know about
If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s rock ‘n’ roll.
His best songs like “After Midnight,” ”Cocaine” and “Call Me the Breeze” were towering hits — for other artists. Eric Clapton took “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” and turned them into the kind of hard-party anthems that defined rock for a long period of time. And Lynyrd Skynyrd took the easy-shuffling “Breeze” and supercharged it with a three-guitar attack that made it a hit.
Cale, the singer-songwriter and producer known as the main architect of the Tulsa Sound, passed away Friday night at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. His manager, Mike Kappus, said Cale died of a heart attack. He was 74.
While his best known songs remain in heavy rotation on the radio nearly 40 years later, most folks wouldn’t be able to name Cale as their author. That was a role he had no problem with.
“No, it doesn’t bother me,” Cale said with a laugh in an interview posted on his website. “What’s really nice is when you get a check in the mail.”
And the checks rolled in for decades. The list of artists who covered his music or cite him as a direct influence reads like a who’s who of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — Clapton, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Mark Knopfler, The Allman Brothers, Carlos Santana, Captain Beefheart and Bryan Ferry among many others.
If there is a Rock n Roll Heaven…..
Ah, great tunes
Love Stinks, when I was 14, and in LUV with Cara Cunningham, who did not return the emotion, this song fit me to a T!
The Allman Brothers- One Way Out! Southern rock at its best!
Duane Allman was a bad man on guitar, one of the biggest losses to rock when he died in 1971 The Skynryd classic Free Bird is dedicated to Duane
Lynyrd Skynyrd! T for Texas, featuring two late, great guitarists, Steve Gaines and Allen Collins, and Gary Rossington