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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 11:00 PM






I would like to thank Dean and Gaston for sharing with me what I never heard in person.
And I would like to thank my good buddy Ned for letting me know for the last 34 years how I screwed up by never going to see this band.
He was telling me in '73/'74 how great this band he saw in Jacksonville was,even trying to get me to really give a listen to his 8-trac tape he had called "Pronounced" he got at the show, a year before it was comercially released!
What a fool am I.



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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 11:19 PM
I had tickets to see them in Syracuse.

About two weeks later.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 11:24 PM
We miss you Ronnie, Steve, Cassie, Dean, Allen and Leon. May your families, loved ones, friends and and fans all find peace at this time.

PLAY IT LOUD AND PROUD! LONG LIVE LYNYRD SKYNYRD!

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 07:42 AM
Wow. I remember having just received my Freebird necklace and T shirt from the insert of Street Survivors.
THEY kicked ass.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 09:12 AM
I saw them Oct 15. 1977 in Miami for the second time. RIP.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 09:44 AM
I had the pleasure of seeing them twice. At Winterland in San Francisco before
Steve Gaines even joined the band.
And at a "Day On The Green" in Oakland Ca.

What A Band!!!!!!!!!!!!

R.I.P. Ronnie, Steve, Cassie, Allen, Leon, Hughie...........

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 10:07 AM
On Sunday night October 21st at 8;00 pm , 92.5 Lone Star radio will broadcast a chat between Redbeard and Gary Rossington with talk to mark the 30 year anniversary of the tragic plane crash.
They stream, click on listen live...
and while your at it, they been slackin on the Allman Brothers lately and playin crap like Bachman Turner Overdrive so give em some **** .

http://www.lonestar925.com/pages/allthingsmusic.html

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 10:11 AM
I was so very fortunate to see these guys many times from the very beginning.
I heard then play 'Sweet Home' in public for the first time and 'Freebird' at the old Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. So many great shows with ABB, MTB, WW, and the CDB.
Those were that glory days of when the music was true and from the heart.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 11:17 AM
My first Skynyrd show was at the Philadelphia Spectrum when they opened for The Who.
Similar to my falling for The ABB when the opened for Blood Sweat and Tears at the Fillmore, I was blown away by yet another Southern band.
I never missed a show nearby in the years afterwards. I, like Brent, was fortunate to see a lot of shows. Yeah, the music was true and from the heart.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 11:21 AM
Yep. I just wish i was around to see the original band. I saw the band In Baltimore back in April. It was good but obviously It was lacking a little without Ronnie. I Do belive though he would have been a fan of having Johnny singhis songs with Hughie, Gary, Rickey and Leon Wilkeson still in the band.
 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 01:51 PM

Skynyrd


Lacy VanZant


Ronnie







 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 02:53 PM


Coach Leonard Skinner with Johnny Sandlin

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 03:18 PM
Speaking of Johnny and Skynyrd. I found this article on them for 5-14-05 show.


They're back!
Legendary bands Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers return to Valley for Saturday concert

By Lauren Howard
DAILY Staff Writer
lhoward@decaturdaily.com 340-2447

The Allman Brothers haven't jammed in his folks' Southeast Decatur garage in ages, but music producer Johnny Sandlin can still hear their echoes.



Lynyrd Skynyrd is best known for "Sweet Home Alabama," "Freebird," "Saturday Night Special" and "Gimme Three Steps."
David Hood, a founder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, vaguely remembers the day in the early 1970s when Lynyrd Skynyrd stopped at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield. "They were in an old bus, I think, and they stayed at a real ramshacklety hotel."

The bands' original sound is harder to forget. Four decades of making music and babies, growing up and going gray hasn't changed the rockers' tune.

Never straying far from their roots, the leaders of Southern rock are returning to North Alabama on Saturday "to pick a song or two."

Few of Lynyrd Skynyrd's members can recall the early years in Muscle Shoals, the days of the peanut-butter sandwich diet. Most Allman Brothers bandmates don't remember when Duane Allman invited Sandlin to play drums for his then-new band. Death, disaster and breakups have characterized both groups, leaving Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers with few original members.

Allman Brothers' early road

Sandlin, Paul Horner and the Allmans formed the Hourglass in the late '60s, releasing two albums before breaking up.

Sandlin doesn't regret passing up his spot in the Allman Brothers Band, known for its mix of jazz, blues and country.

"At the time, I wanted to be a session drummer and a studio producer," he said.

Allman Brothers soon teamed with Sandlin's record label, Capricorn Records, for a 10-year run. Sandlin now owns Duck Tape Records in Decatur.

"Like the Grateful Dead, (Allman Brothers') music makes people feel good, makes people feel happy. The one thing that's different about them is that everyone of those guys are just superb musicians," he said.

Skynyrd never outgrows its roots

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, which closed earlier this year, was already known to churn out musicians headed toward success when Lynyrd Skynyrd signed on. Cher and Aretha Franklin were among them. The group released the Complete Muscle Shoals Album, which includes an acclaimed demo recording of "Freebird."

"They just needed a chance to perform. We gave them that chance," Hood said of he and his partners, dubbed the "Swampers." "They didn't really have any hits until they left here."

Those in the business attribute the pop rockers' success to their loyalty to working-class America.

Once at the "bottom of the barrel," Skynyrd still relates to blue-collar America, said publicist Emily Deaderick.

"They know what they're talking about. They remember wondering if they would have money for a soda that day. What's appealing about them is they never try to appeal to people. They never try to adjust," Deaderick said. "They still like hanging out with their families, going fishing and sometimes having a beer or two."

The band tours "incessantly" and cranks out new albums, while singing their legendary tunes. No need to holler "Freebird!" they'll close a set with the anthem, Deaderick promised.

Lead singer Johnny Van Zant and brother Ronnie Van Zant of 38 Special have recently collaborated on country records "Red White and Blue" and "Get Right With the Man," which comes out today.

Their new lyrics confirm their loyalty, in no uncertain terms.

"My hair's turning white/My neck's always been red/My collar's still blue" and "We don't have any plastic L.A. friends."

How to go

What: Lynyrd Skynrd, Allman Brothers Band and Jeffrey Steele in concert

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where: Von Braun Center Arena, 700 Monroe St., Huntsville

Tickets: $40-$60, available at the VBC box office, www. ticketmaster.com, and by calling (800) 277-1700.

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.

We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.

Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.

Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 04:24 PM
Jamin', that picture of the band sitting on the curb is in Jonesboro, Ga. near while I work.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2007 at 06:14 PM
i saw them 12 times before the fateful plane crash between jax,macon and atlanta.the first time i saw them was in the park in jax in '71. it was a free concert and from then on i was hooked.i'm also glad i got to see them many times with hughie.fly on freebird

 

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