Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What Song Is It You Wanna Hear?

7/19/1952, Born on this day, Allen Collins, guitar, Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Allen Collins co-wrote quite a few Skynyrd songs, including Freebird.  IMHO, he was the second most important member of the band, behind singer / lyricist Ronnie Van Zant.  His solo album is quite good, too.

Allen died on 23rd January 1990, at the age of 37. He would've been 59.

Lynyrd Skynyrd songs co-written by Allen Collens (just from the 5 original studio albums):
  • Tuesday's Gone
  • Gimmie 3 Steps
  • Free Bird
  • The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
  • The Needle & The Spoon
  • I'm A Country Boy
  • On The Hunt
  • Every Mother's Son
  • Trust
  • Double Trouble
  • Roll Gypsie Roll
  • Searchin'
  • Cry For The Bad Man
  • All I Can Do Is Write About It
  • That Smell

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