Back in the 80s I used to jam with some buddies and we worked up a jam that alternated between the Freebird ending and the ending of Yes' Starship Tooper (Würm) - FreeWürm!
tcsned wrote:. . . Back in the 80s I used to jam with some buddies and we worked up a jam that alternated between the Freebird ending and the ending of Yes' Starship Tooper (Würm) - FreeWürm!
Bizarre-io as I read this in the other room I hear starship trooper playing. I just have my mix playing randomly, strange timing.
Mr.Burns wrote:Pretty sure Freebird was written before Duane died, and Ronnie Van Zandt only started saying it was for Duane after the fact. A nice sentiment for a fallen hero, nevertheless.
Mr.Burns wrote:From Duane's Wikipedia page:
Shortly after Allman's death, Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd dedicated the song "Free Bird", to the memory of Duane Allman. Van Zant would sometimes allude to this in concert; in the "Free Bird" performance at Skynyrd's famed 1976 appearance at Knebworth, England, Van Zant says to pianist Billy Powell, "Play it for Duane Allman." Many people assume the song was written about Allman. However, it had actually been written well before he died. (Allen Collins wrote the song after his then girlfriend asked him the question "if I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?")
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