Watch One Of The Earliest Videos Of Lynyrd Skynyrd In 1977
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Take a look at the glory days of Lynyrd Skynyrd in one of their earliest videos, recorded in 1977.
After the success of their debut album Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd, the band found themselves in a productive state of their careers. Among the band’s hits is their iconic “Free Bird,” written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant and is the longest song of the group. It is also their signature song, along with “Sweet Home Alabama” that became one of the band’s greatest hits.
“Free Bird” is perhaps best remembered as a rock song with an emotional impact that fans could never resist. Its lyrics explain how a man could not commit himself to a relationship with a woman, and the opening lines “If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?” came from Collins’ girlfriend, who said the same line after a fight with the musician.
It’s one of the band’s greatest success songs ever, and after the tragic plane accident that killed 2 members, Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, it became a tribute song, used often to pay respects to the former Lynyrd Skynyrd members that had already left the world.
You can watch the vintage performance below.