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Why Don't You Play Some Skynyrd?

Through the years Lynyrd Skynyrd has been one of the most requested groups during my Those Were The Days radio show.   The songs of this southern rock band have been used in many movies, television shows, and commericals.  This has brought their tunes to new generations of music fans.   Saturday night October 20th will be the 41st anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of three group members.  I remember hearing the news about the crash on the radio (D-93, Dubuque)  while waiting for the school bus in 1977.  It was similar to four years prior when I was eating breakfast and heard that Jim Croce had died in a plane crash September 20th of 1973.  Both of these events had an effect on me.  At the time of the Lynyrd Skynyrd accident, they were one of the most popular groups in America.  Shortly after the tragedy the song What's Your Name, from the album Street Survivors, became at top 20 hit.  In 2003 I was able to interview Ed King who was a guitarist and songwriter with the group through the mid 70's.  Ed passed away earlier this year.   Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 I will play some of that interview and some of your favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd songs. You can even holler out 'Free Bird' if you like.  I will be taking your requests and we will be giving you the chance to win prizes during our trivia times.   The variety of the requests amazes me every week.  Last week we had requests for everything from Muddy Waters to the Beastie Boys!    If you have some time this Saturday night, I hope you will tune your transistor to 100.9 FM. 

Phil

 

 

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