Free Bird (9:11)

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From Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd and 211 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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  • BRlTNEYSPEARS

    GTA San Andreas

    23 Apr 3:33pm Reply
  • LedZepp70s

    R.I.P. Duane Allman.

    31 Mar 3:38pm Reply
  • diegodasnovinha

    What A Solo ! [5]

    27 Feb 2:34am Reply
  • Indyjones45

    The use of this in Kingsman was absolutely brilliant

    20 Feb 5:31am Reply
  • Razmon

    Kingsman: The Secret Service took it to a whole new level when they used Free Bird in that absolutely amazing scene. One of the most entertaining scenes I've seen in a very, very long time! Mostly thanks to the best song in the world.

    2 Feb 2:32pm Reply
  • IgIanBarrett

    One of the greatest solos of all time.

    23 Jan 1:22pm Reply
  • dennis1808

    That face-melting solo!

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Cure1980

    let the good old times never get old.,.rockers.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • katronimo

    A masterpiece

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • BennoTiger

    :-))

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • woenney

    Best solo ever !

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mariolitoro

    I LOVE THIS SONG BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE AN FREE BIRD

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • SorrisoMV

    A masterpiece [2]

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • okcesar

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

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • rikrijean

    THANKS TO YA, BEPPE~~~~

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ravic23

    gta ;3

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • MartianReaper

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

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Fpinne

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

    31 Jul 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • marjo47

    The real band and they are fab.

    22 May 2014 Reply
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