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"I Wanted To Do Something a Little Different from the Same Old Slide Guitar Sound": Gary Rossington Reveals the Unlikely Tricks Behind “Free Bird”

Since its appearance on Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1974 debut album, (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd), "Free Bird" has become a rock classic. The emotional eulogy to Duane Allman has charted millions of radio plays and is perhaps the all-time song request screamed at bar bands by rowdy, drunken crowds. "Freeeeeeee...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington Had Emergency Heart Surgery 2021 In Review

Lynyrd Skynyrd legend Gary Rossington was the subject of a top 21 story from July 2021 after the band shared via social media that he had undergone emergency heart surgery and was at home recovering from the procedure. The group took to Facebook on July 23rd and shared the following,...
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Street Survivor: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s guitarist Gary Rossington turns 70 this weekend

Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington, the last surviving original member of the legendary Southern rock band, celebrates his 70th birthday this Saturday, December 4. The band that became Lynyrd Skynyrd formed in 1964, when Rossington teamed up with singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Allen Collins, drummer Bob Burns and...
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