40 yrs ago today, skynyrd

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10/20/2017 1:34 PM

Like to seen how good they would got with some yrs behind them with Ronnie. And Collins notpassing a few yrs later.

Round here they still rule.

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10/20/2017 1:38 PM

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10/20/2017 2:21 PM

Yea that's one of the big "what ifs" of music. There are a lot of other "what ifs" of music also.

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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

10/20/2017 2:39 PM

hillbilly wrote:

Like to seen how good they would got with some yrs behind them with Ronnie. And Collins notpassing a few yrs later.

Round here they still rule.

They would have ruled the music world, of course.

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10/20/2017 2:47 PM

hillbilly wrote:

Like to seen how good they would got with some yrs behind them with Ronnie. And Collins notpassing a few yrs later.

Round here they still rule.

markit wrote:

They would have ruled the music world, of course.

Yea! And maybe Disco would not have been so big. And maybe Rap/Hip Hop never would have happened.

Somebody please invent a time machine and go back and warn those guys not to take that plane.

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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

10/20/2017 4:44 PM

“Drummer Artimus Pyle, one of the few survivors able to walk, staggered out for help and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer”

LMAO ! That’s perfect ...

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10/20/2017 4:50 PM

hillbilly wrote:

Like to seen how good they would got with some yrs behind them with Ronnie. And Collins notpassing a few yrs later.

Round here they still rule.

markit wrote:

They would have ruled the music world, of course.

Reese95w wrote:

Yea! And maybe Disco would not have been so big. And maybe Rap/Hip Hop never would have happened.

Somebody please invent a time machine and go back and warn those guys not to take that plane.

Oh, what might have been.

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10/20/2017 6:16 PM

I was set to go to that show, they crashed about 50 mi from a he town i was living in.

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10/20/2017 8:00 PM

hillbilly wrote:

Like to seen how good they would got with some yrs behind them with Ronnie. And Collins notpassing a few yrs later.

Round here they still rule.

markit wrote:

They would have ruled the music world, of course.

I reckon yore right.

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

10/20/2017 8:15 PM

Skynyrd, there's nothing more to say .

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"If you are going through HELL, keep going."-Winston Churchill
"A man needs a little madness or else he never dares cut the rope and be free"-Zorba
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10/21/2017 5:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/21/2017 5:07 AM

Like myself, my kids love Skynyrd. I do all I can to ensure their musical influences are bands of yesterday, and not today. Does anyone honestly think kids coming of age today will be discussing/listening to Flo Rida or Drake 40 years from now and reminiscing about how great they were? I'm thinking not!!!

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10/21/2017 5:27 AM

Saw them at the Baltimore Civic Center.
Ronnie was a short guy, barefoot the whole show.
You could tell, he was in charge.

They were great, how would they say it, a real fine show.

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10/21/2017 5:36 AM

hillbilly wrote:

Like to seen how good they would got with some yrs behind them with Ronnie. And Collins notpassing a few yrs later.

Round here they still rule.

The real game changer for them was Steve Gaines. That guy was taking them places and he brought a flavor and sound they didnt have before.

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"We don't rent pigs."

10/21/2017 6:03 AM

lestat wrote:

“Drummer Artimus Pyle, one of the few survivors able to walk, staggered out for help and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer”

LMAO ! That’s perfect ...

There is so much myth, lies and fighting within the band, not sure I believe much of what I hear on all that.

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"We don't rent pigs."

10/21/2017 1:11 PM

JAFO92 wrote:

The real game changer for them was Steve Gaines. That guy was taking them places and he brought a flavor and sound they didnt have before.

Yep. Steve brought a style and musical skill set Collins and Rossington lacked. Ed King was talented in a similar manner, but he was more of a hired gun than core member of the band. Ronnie kept a close eye on Ed's influence, even though King was the best musician of the group.

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"You can't resist the louder pull..."

10/21/2017 1:37 PM

hillbilly wrote:

Like to seen how good they would got with some yrs behind them with Ronnie. And Collins notpassing a few yrs later.

Round here they still rule.

JAFO92 wrote:

The real game changer for them was Steve Gaines. That guy was taking them places and he brought a flavor and sound they didnt have before.

Gaines only played on one studio album, which was released right before the crash. Seems like they were plenty successful before he joined. Talented for sure though.

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10/22/2017 2:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2017 2:22 AM

Love me some Skynyrd, a group of poor boy's jamming in a garage, then off to Hell House for 16-17 hours of more jamming, fighting each other over chords, lyrics and food. Ronnie Van Zant was a true bad ass dude that kept his band in line, always barefoot on stage to feel the beat under his feet. So much talent among them all, their music was inspired by real life (their life) and to hit the soul of the working class. Interesting how Jojo Keller dreamed the plane crashed the night before it happened, and her mother pleaded to her not to get on the plane, Jojo also mentioned she never received a dime touring with the band but said it was a great party 24/7 with a lot of sex . I think Rossington is the last of the original band, lot of tragedy in such a short time. I told my X-wife that I dedicate the song...."One More Time" to her, cause the lyrics are spot on, LOL. Damn shame Southern Rock went out as furious as it came in. May sound dorky but....Rest In Peace freebirds.

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10/22/2017 9:32 AM

Their best stuff never gets play,fine by me,i got it.

In the 80s Johnny would come thru regular to a wild place here in county. Bring in your poison and raise hell.

We would get their first and drink with the band and john. It was a breaker blowing show evertime.

All the southern bands came thru at some time,molly,blackfoot,outlaws,

Good times, well,till 86. Told that story before.

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10/22/2017 9:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2017 9:33 AM

I listen to at least one LS song everyday. Greatest band ever, hands down.

"Things Going On" and "Was I Right or Wrong" are vastly under-rated tunes. Going to bust 'em out right now....

RIP.

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10/22/2017 10:46 AM

They have to be Jacksonville's most famous sons. You can still drive around Ronny's old neighborhood down there at Plymouth and Cassat and Lakeshore. The little store (Claude's Midway Grocery) is still there (called "Sunshine" now) where it is said a composite of folks became the catalyst for The Ballad of Curtis Loew.

I took a friend that came for a visit from St. Louis - he'd never been here and was/is a huge fan of the band. He was in awe driving around those streets.

I've got another pretty good story from 1981 when I first moved here. A friend of mine I was stationed with wanted to drive over and visit Ronny's grave there in Orange Park. We had been drinking heavily. We pulled in around 1:00 in the morning and got out. The grave was covered in bottles, flowers, a few notes. A cop drove in and asked us what the hell we thought we were doing. We slurred out, "Payin' our respekts to Ronny." He knew we were wasted, but told us, "Get back in the car go back to the barracks. Don't go anywhere else but back to NAS and your barracks.."

Amazing how times have changed.

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10/22/2017 11:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2017 11:54 AM

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10/22/2017 12:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2017 12:10 PM

This song is dedicated to my X-wife of 24 year's of marriage, lol. Great song from the album Street Survivor's.

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10/22/2017 1:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2017 1:55 PM

Found some pretty good pictures here of the bands old stomping grounds in west Jax. There were a few surprises for me in the pictures. Some I have driven by everyday to and from work.

http://skynyrdfrynds.proboards.com/thread/23/skynyrd-locations

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10/22/2017 3:45 PM

Four walls of raiford, on the hunt,workin for mca. Poison whiskey

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10/22/2017 5:35 PM

Comin' Home, Am I Losin', Every Mothers Son, I Never Dreamed, All I Can Do Is Write About It.


And Lord I can't make any changes
All I can do is write 'em in a song
I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord take me and mine before that comes

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"We don't rent pigs."

10/22/2017 5:40 PM

Every Mother's Son, Coming Home, Double Trouble, Cheat'n Woman, Simple Man. Gains and RVZ singing.... You Got That Right, you shore got that right....!! Also, the song "Gimme Back My Bullets" referred to the bullets on the Billboard Chart.

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10/22/2017 6:02 PM

Mr. Saturday Night Special, Got a barrel that's blue and cold, Ain't good for nothin', But put a man six feet in a hole.

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