Skynyrd actually had more good original material than most Southern bands. And we weren't as accomplished musicians as the Allmans, so jamming was out of the question.
We were more interested in how many songs we could play in 25 minutes. The Allmans wanted to play ONE song with multiple solos for 25 minutes. Thankfully, we were unable to do that. FREEBIRD took us where we needed to go and 9 minutes was long enough! (After I left the band in '75, they even made it LONGER by adding a second build-up which I thought was unnecessary...)
The Allmans thought we were total crap...not fit to be a pimple on their ass. One time we played Macon (around 1974). Three of them showed up...sat on the front row. Left 2 minutes into WORKIN' FOR MCA.
Ronnie always used to say that it was GREGG ALLMAN who ripped HIM off! (...copied his style, he meant.)
Q - Atlanta Jam somewhere around June 1st in '74...did Skynyrd play only one day/one set? Were you there to catch the ABB?
I think that's the day the Brothers played about 15 minutes and Gregg passed out! So they took a LONG break and came back. 80,000 people as I recall. We BURNED!
No, I didn't stay. Me, Ronnie, and Robert Nix of the Atlanta Rhythm Section were driving around Atlanta in Robert's T-bird trying to find some drugs!! BUSY. (Not exactly PROUD of my behavior back then, but it was what it was.)
Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
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findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
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tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
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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