I was NEVER a welcomed addition to the band, except that Ronnie invited me. After we wrote ALABAMA, there was no reason to impress him any further. Ronnie had his reason for having me there and he was the ONLY reason I was there. Allen and Gary didn't care to have me around from the git-go...they're very competitive and I don't care much about competition.
So, to clarify...as a youngster in my 20s, I was cocky and pretty sure of my ability. Looking back now I realize I didn't know much of anything! You gotta give people ROOM TO GROW...even me.
As I've said, the whole 'who is better' issue is stupid. Different styles, different takes & angles. I play pretty well but, let's face it...there are others who can play rings around me.
What separates me from them are the opening licks to SWEET HOME ALABAMA and SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL. That's it. Get it? Makes me different...not better.
If it was 1973 and you asked me who was better, of course I'D SAY I WAS! The difference there is 24 to 50-something.
Q - In several places on the forum, I've seen you refer to yourself as "the 2nd luckiest guitarist in the world." Who was #1?
If you think Allen had ANY luck except bad luck, think again. Rossington's lucky, or rather I should say 'fortunate', because he (like me) was in the right place at the right time, he survived a plane crash (among other things) and he's still alive today to enjoy the celebrity of it all.
And this isn't said to demean Rossington in ANY MANNER AT ALL...I actually have a lot of respect for the guy, love all of his old solos and I believe he deserves to be in the place where he's at. Whoa...that said, I HOPE it's a GOOD PLACE. I think he's been doing ok.
By the way...the definition of 'luck' is : where preparation meets opportunity. Remember that.
relic: Quirkiness - a fine word. Efficient and precise in a somewhat obscure way.
May 7, 2016 22:08:52 GMT -5
Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
May 29, 2016 12:45:16 GMT -5
michaeljames: Thanks for the add........... !
Sept 28, 2016 15:57:05 GMT -5
Captainkirk: He Ed , Kikk here just felt like saying Hi
Nov 5, 2016 13:09:42 GMT -5
findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
Nov 21, 2016 14:42:43 GMT -5
tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
Jan 8, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -5
macfangus: New member here. I'm a huge fan of Ed King era LS.
Feb 7, 2017 19:54:58 GMT -5
shaw: I wonder if Zap is around.I found a guitar someone was throwing out and it has Zapp on the headstock. Turns out its one of those Law Suit era Les Pauls. I'm putting it back together it was only the body & neck, with no hardware but I got all the parts now.
Apr 8, 2018 12:09:40 GMT -5
Zap: No relation to me, LOL, but you can gift it to me when you are done restoring it if you like! LOL!
Apr 17, 2018 6:34:05 GMT -5
rebel1222: Whats the point of having a forum if noone can reply to, or create threads?
Nov 28, 2018 8:49:07 GMT -5
gman620: @ rebel1222: Anyone is free to start a new topic or reply to any thread, anytime he or she desires. You've been a member for over three years now, with zero posts, so what's stopping you?
Nov 29, 2018 21:48:09 GMT -5
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
Mar 5, 2019 17:00:08 GMT -5