The Day The Freebird Fell

October 20, 2019

Hey y'all, it's me.

Today is a solemn day in Rock & Roll history. It was on this day in 1977 that we lost many of the band members of Lynyrd Skynyrd when their plane crashed in Mississippi. Ronnie Van Zant, along with several others, died. The band disbanded soon after the tragedy.

Fortunately, music would not be denied, and 10 years later, the remaining members reunited, and we once again had that sweet Southern Rock sound that to this day soothes the soul. Sweet Home Alabama, The Breeze, and Voodoo Lake are songs that are standards. And what would life be without Simple Man or the ultimate Skynyrd anthem, Freebird?

I thought I would post a few of the songs that our family love. You can be assured that these and many others will be coming from the speakers here at our home today.

Here are a couple of songs about that day.

Seriously, if I'm this maudlin over Skynyrd--I'm scared to see how bad I'll fall apart when we lose ZZ Top!

Well, I got chores. Later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018


  1. Oh sad memories but great memories....

    1. Yeah, you haven't seen me on the anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughn's death yet--it gets downright LOUD with the music I play. I love Willie the Wimp In His Cadillac Coffin.

  2. Great memories... love Sweet Home Alabama and Freebird! My daughter has Free bird tattooed across the back of her thighs... not pretty.... a long story. LOL

    1. Oh, the things we do when we are young! When I was 21 I had a beautiful tiny blue rosebud with the stem going through a little reed heart tattooed on my lower right back. Now, after 40 years of gaining and losing weight, it looks like a small blue frog sitting on a wilted radish.

    2. LOL I just came back and found your reply. Ole freebird ain't lookin' too good these days, either!!


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