Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Big wheels keep on turning, carry me home to see my kin...

Lynyrd Skynyrd had their biggest hit in 1975, with Sweet Home Alabama. This song of the south peaked at #8, and made it's Top 40 debut on this date (8/24/1975). Doesn't seem like 30 years ago.... Skynyrd wasn't much of a Top 40 band, but this song reigned in the honky-tonk bar-band rowdyness just enough to wrap it around a first class pop "hook".... This was actually my introduction to Skynyrd, but it wasn't too long after this that I discovered the first album (Pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd) and was completely hooked. The 5 studio albums released before the plane crash are all classics, definitive mid-70's Southern Rock. They remain a personal favorite, even through the various post-crash incarnations.

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