Free Bird (9:11)

Cover of Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd

From Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd and 208 other releases

Free Bird is a song by the American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was first featured on the band’s debut album (pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd) in 1973, and has been included on subsequent albums released by the band.

Released as a single in late 1974, “Free Bird” became the band’s second Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1975, where it peaked at #19. A live version of the song also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977, peaking at #38.

It is used as a finale by Lynyrd Skynyrd during their live performances, and it is their longest song.

The lyrical portion of the song was written early in the group’s history. Roadie Billy Powell was discovered as a keyboardist for the band when he played the intro piece to “Free Bird” at a high school prom. Lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant noted his talent and invited him to join.

“If I leave here tomorrow would you still remember me?” was asked of Allen Collins by his girlfriend. Collins jotted the question down and it eventually became the opening line of “Free Bird”.

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  • SorrisoMV

    A masterpiece [2]

    17 Sep 1:57pm Reply
  • okcesar

    Uno de los grandes solos de guitarra rockeros. Puro veneno.

    16 Sep 11:45pm Reply
  • rikrijean

    THANKS TO YA, BEPPE~~~~

    15 Sep 6:59am Reply
  • ravic23

    gta ;3

    28 Aug 4:27am Reply
  • MartianReaper

    if you haven't heard of Freebird well I pity you

    15 Aug 6:19pm Reply
  • Fpinne

    Last scene in The Devil's Rejects.. This song.. goddammit. What an epic ending!!!

    31 Jul 6:47am Reply
  • YoQueSe666

    With their remarkable solos and defiant rock ‘n’ roll swagger, Lynyrd Skynyrd became fixtures of the southern rock scene. It’s because of this cut off (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) that the band first became household names across America. Due in no small part to its structure – half ballad, half up-tempo guitar solo – “Free Bird” also became their second top 40 hit, keeping crowds pumped for decades. -- watchmojo

    26 Jul 3:44pm Reply
  • marjo47

    The real band and they are fab.

    22 May 3:53pm Reply
  • sharv11

    oh, the emotion...our Vinny...free as a bird...

    22 May 7:49am Reply
  • southstarmusic

    still WOW after all these years :) ♫♥♫

    21 May 11:05pm Reply
  • Phantom_L0RD

    WHAT A SOLO! [3]

    18 May 5:50pm Reply
  • zMatheus

    What a solo [2]

    12 May 7:52am Reply
  • Big-Eears

    what a solo!

    28 Apr 1:49pm Reply
  • yourtear_myrain

    Show me someone who doesn't know this song. I'll give you $1.

    14 Apr 5:49pm Reply
  • TonyProtest

    A masterpiece

    23 Mar 5:54am Reply
  • delboy5

    I can't chhhhhhaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnngggggggeeee!!!

    22 Mar 2:26pm Reply
  • Rudii99

    pure beauty!

    18 Mar 11:59am Reply
  • julinonymous

    san andreas....

    2 Mar 3:53am Reply
  • topjim

    Never fail to cream my pants listening to this

    19 Feb 12:18pm Reply
  • gharruda

    and this bird you cannot chaaaaaange

    19 Feb 2:52am Reply
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