The Dealer Of Death, Has Dealt A Losing Hand

Forty years ago today a plane carrying the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band crashed near Gillsburg, MS.

I remember being in homeroom, my senior year in high at Watchung Hills Regional HS and John Pavlak coming in and announced the crash.  It was a sad day.

Instead of posting a Skynyrd song, I decided to post this tribute by Henry Paul, formerly of The

The title track (live version) from one of my favorite albums.  Rarely do you see a bass player solo. Jim Paczynski will appreciate it at 5:25.

Billy Crain really lets it loose on the guitar solo.  Music, the way it used to be.

Music, the way it used to be. The way I like it.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to The Dealer Of Death, Has Dealt A Losing Hand

  1. Claudia says:

    Thank you for the salute and the memories. I was a latecomer to Lynyrd Skynyrd …but there was..and is…nothing better than standing in front of the speaker and listening to them live jam Freebird at full blast. And their ballads too. Bless you for remembering.


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