August 31, 2008 4:02pm CST
I have loved Skynyrd almost as long as I can remember. In the early 80's, I got turned on to them by a friend and have loved the band since. I own every song they've ever recorded and I listen to them every day. Never get tired of the songs because unlike a lot of bands or singers every song tells a story. I guess my favorite songs are All I Can Do Is Write About It, Mr. Banker, Ain't No Good Life, The Last Rebel and That Smell. But I love them all. When I first heard them, it was after the plane crash, so I never got to see the original band in concert. I have seen them since Johnny got on board(I'm a fan of his solo stuff too like Last of the Wild Ones) and was not disappointed. Pure rock, pure southern, no other band has equaled Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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26 Sep 11
I was oblivious to themuntil a few months ago when I heard Free Bird on BBC radio here in UK. I didnt catch the title and as it was the first time ever that I had heard the song, I went on to the radio's site and through the playlist. I eventually figued out which song it was. I thought it was a something new and was amazed that it is soooooo old I have since heard it played several times and I now have it on my pc
6 May 10
simple man is my favorite. the best thing i can see the original band is a youtube video of layla live but i think it got copyrighted or deleted for some reason, i hope they bring it back soon. how come all the good bands die so tragic
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28 Apr 09
Gotta be in my top ten favorite bands of all time...got to see them two days before the crash and was severely bummed for days afterward. Standing in the front row with Rossington, Collins and Gaines at the edge of the stage, cranking on Free Bird for what seemed like forever, was an experiance I'll never forget. Got to see them again in 1987 in Jacksonville, where they played an instumental only version of Free Bird. They had Ronnies hat perched on a microphone stand in the middle of the stage...very moving.