“Free Bird” Soars Once More As Lynyrd Skynyrd Honor Their Bandmates With A Musical Tribute Fit For Royalty

“Free Bird” Soars Once More As Lynyrd Skynyrd Honor Their Bandmates With A Musical Tribute Fit For Royalty | Society Of Rock Videos

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There isn’t a band more woven into the lives of their fans than Lynyrd Skynyrd. From the moment they first forged their bond as youngsters on a dusty Jacksonville baseball diamond to this very day, we have loved them through their triumphs and held them through their tragedies and thus, it was only fitting that when Lynyrd Skynyrd made their way back to us on a cold January night in 1979 as they honored their fallen friends with a musical tribute fit for royalty, we were there right along with them – crying and cheering in remembrance of what we lost and more importantly, what still remained.

Together and with the help of Charlie Daniels, surviving Lynyrd Skynyrd members Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Billy Powell and Artimus Pyle took the stage, their appearance at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam V marking their first performance since the crash that claimed the lives of bandmates Ronnie Van Zant, Cassie Gaines, Steve Gaines, and road manager Dean Kilpatrick two years earlier.

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 13: NASHVILLE Photo of Charlie DANIELS and Gary ROSSINGTON and LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Charlie Daniels and Gary Rossington performing on stage (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Redferns)

Delivering a musical tribute in the form of an instrumental of “Free Bird” that was highlighted by the appearance of a lone microphone bathed in spotlight sitting at the front of the stage, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s celebration of their friends’ lives and legacies proved to be so stunning in its power and poignancy that there wasn’t a single dry eye in the audience by the time the last note rang out.

One of the finest, most captivating performances of their career, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s tribute to the ones they love is sure to take your breath away and leave your heart full beyond belief as you watch these extraordinary individuals bare their souls in one of the most stunning, heartfelt ways imaginable.

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