Eva Vergilova Covers Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird”

Eva Vergilova Covers Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” | Society Of Rock Videos

Eva Vergilova

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“Free Bird” was written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant. This power ballad was included in their debut album and also released in 1974 as a single. This is widely considered as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s signature song and they would often perform it as a finale during concerts. It’s also their longest track when played live — going over 14 minutes.

  • Included in “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”
  • Number 3 in the “100 Greatest Guitar Solos” by Guitar World
  • Number 193 on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” by The Rolling Stone
  • VH1’s 26th best hard rock song of all time

Amazon.com music reviewer Lorry Fleming calls it “the most-requested song in the history of rock music.”

The famous guitar solos were initially added for the purpose of allowing the band’s vocalist, Ronnie Van Zant, to rest. At the time, they performed several sets in just one night. The opening line “If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?” was added by guitarist Allen Collins since it was asked by his then-girlfriend who eventually became his wife.

The song is dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman by the band in their live shows. During their 1975 performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test, Ronnie has dedicated the song to both Allman and Berry Oakley, commenting that “they’re both free birds”.

Being one of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s biggest hits, it’s no wonder why this song became a staple in their live repertoire and also in classic rock radio stations.

Check out this killer solo cover by Eva Vergilova!

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