Billy Powell (Lynard Skynard) Passes Away

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  1. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Just read the headlines that rock lost another one. He suffered a heart attack and was only 56 year old. Boy, this band has had it's share of tragedy.
     
  2. Fishmaster1203

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    I just heard about it this afternoon. Now Gary Rossington is the only original member still alive.

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  3. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    Wow, I went to like 10 of the old bands concerts!:roll_eyes:
     
  4. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I was sorry to here this, unfortunatly the lifestyle they probably led for many years takes a toll on the body. RIP Billy.
     
  5. gardengrz

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    thank you oh so much. ive said it on here before that i was 30 ft away from the stage for 2 u theyr concerts and when i seen them play that song i loose it. that baby is # 1 in my book :big_smile::cool2:
     
  6. Fishmaster1203

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    I saw all three shows at the Fox Theater in Atlanta when they recorded "One More From The Road" in 1976. I think I saw the original band at least a dozen times. They were awesome!
     
  7. Fishmaster1203

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    Simple Man

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  8. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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  10. TNVOLCAT

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    I love me some Skynard! I heard the news this morning. Billy seemed like a real laid back nice dude. Hated to hear the news. Who would've thought Rossington would be the last man standing, he was probably the wildest one!
     
  11. gardengrz

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    play it pritty for atlanta :big_smile::cool2:
     
  12. rythymroach

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    a few years back I saw skynyrd and zz top at the hulman center in Terre Haute In. and actually got lucky enough to shake his hand on his way to their tour bus. I'm at a loss he was such an excellant pianist.

    Guess Heaven's got a new member in their band today!!:sad2:

    I'm getting old when all my heroes are passing away.
     
  13. TNVOLCAT

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    I'm envious of you guys that got to see them live!
     
  14. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    never seen them, But wish I could of