LISTEN: Ronnie Van Zant Records “Free Bird” Demo & Launches Southern Rock! 1968 or 1970?


Southern rock fans know–and frequently pay homage to–Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classic “Free Bird” which was released in 1974 on the band’s debut album, Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd that went on to become one of the all time classics. Earlier this week, someone sent me a link to an early demo version of the song, claiming to be recorded in 1970 by Ronnie Van Zant and the band. (You’ll notice a slight variation on…


Video – Gimme Three Steps from Lynyrd Skynyrd


One my favorite songs from the band Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Three Steps. “Gimme Three Steps” was released on the band’s 1973 self-titled debut album, Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song is heard frequently classic rock radio stations despite the fact that it never actually charted in the 70s.  It was co-written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant. If you haven’t heard it in a while –CRANK IT UP!!!! You can follow…