Many people first heard the name Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 13, 1973. That was the d…

Written by on August 13, 2018


Many people first heard the name Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 13, 1973. That was the day the band released their debut LP ” (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”. The album featured several of what would become the band’s most well-known songs, including “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Free Bird”.

Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the band during the album’s early recording sessions only playing on two tracks. The band asked Ed King to fill in for the rest of the recording. Ed was a seasoned pro having already had a hit record “Incense and Peppermints) when he was with “Strawberry Alarm Clock”. King remained with the band, and was made a member, so that they could replicate the triple-guitar lead during live performances. Wilkeson returned to the band when it was time to take the photo for the album cover and embark on the tour for the album.

Make you wonder when was the first time someone requested “Free Bird”!!!

Happy 45th Birthday to “(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”!!!!




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