Allen Collins’ Guitar Solo During Skynyrd’s ’75 Performance Of “I Ain’t The One”

Allen Collins’ Guitar Solo During Skynyrd’s ’75 Performance Of “I Ain’t The One” | Society Of Rock Videos

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“I Ain’t The One” was written by Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant. It was the opening track of their debut album “(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”

Lynyrd Skynyrd performed a seven-song setlist at the BBC Television Theatre in London on November 11, 1975. Guitarist Allen Collins lets loose and goes all-out. He definitely stole the spotlight in this performance and yet, he remains one of the most underrated guitarists in rock history. Just watch him power through the track below like it’s no big deal.

Rickey Medlocke told Guitar magazine, “I loved Allen’s great playing and I loved him for what he and Gary created, their parts, how they fit. They’ve always been underrated It was a natural slot for me to come in there as our styles are similar, in a way. When Gary said ‘I don’t have Allen anymore, but you’re the closest thing’, it really touched me. I hope when I cross over to the other side that I meet Allen and he shakes my hand, tells me I’ve done a good job covering for him.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd at BBC TV 1975 Setlist

1. Double Trouble
2. I Ain’t the One
3. Call Me the Breeze (J.J. Cale cover)
4. I Got the Same Old Blues (J.J. Cale cover)
5. Every Mother’s Son
6. Sweet Home Alabama
7. Free Bird

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