Lynyrd Skynyrd UK mid seventies

skidmarx

Old-Salt
One of those conversations over too many beers.
Skynyrd on tour with the Stones. One of the guys in the band, so wrecked he's doing the set on elbow crutches plonked up against a speaker bank and wearing a peelers tit helmet.
I thought it was Milton Keynes 74, general consensus of opinion was it was Knebworth 76,
As far as I can remember I only went to Knebworth once and that was to see Zep in 79
The pills aren't working, anyone got any ideas. (not about the pills
about Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Thank you
 
skidmarx said:
I thought it was Milton Keynes 74, general consensus of opinion was it was Knebworth 76,

It was Knebworth '76, Skynyrd blew the Stones away (to their annoyance). The gig was filmed & a CD soundtrack called "Freebird Live" exists, tho' I don't know the record label.

BTW, Billy Powell, Skynyrd's keyboard player died last week, aged 55.

RIP
 

SNLR86

Old-Salt
Well, given that the plane crash happened in '77 and the remnants of the band didn't play at Knebworth in '79...
 

skidmarx

Old-Salt
Sorry should've made myself clearer. I saw Zeppelin at Knebworth in 79 not Skynyrd.
It's the skynyrd gig I was looking for the information on (God alone knows why). It looks like it was 76 in Knebworth.
Maybe Skynyrd don't want to admit they played in Milton Keynes
Any other views greatly appreciated.
 

menacingboots

War Hero
Argh! Cue 'Freebird' stuck in my head for the next hour or two
 
foxs_marine said:
skidmarx said:
I thought it was Milton Keynes 74, general consensus of opinion was it was Knebworth 76,

It was Knebworth '76, Skynyrd blew the Stones away (to their annoyance). The gig was filmed & a CD soundtrack called "Freebird Live" exists, tho' I don't know the record label.

BTW, Billy Powell, Skynyrd's keyboard player died last week, aged 55.

RIP

If I'm not mistaken there's only a couple of original members left.

I'm not surprised they blew the Stones away, I've read that Skynyrd's rehearsals were very demanding. Ronnie Van Zandt apparently pushed the band during rehearsals until they got things as perfect as possible.
 
Seasick Steve is awesome, does he not live in Norfolk somewhere now? A lot of guitar talent that has come too late, anyone that gets something tangible from 1,3 or 6 strings has my respect, and his teamed up with true blues "deep souf" heritage is as raw as it gets.
 

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