Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P.

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Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P.

Billy Powell recorded my two favorite rock piano solos ever--"Call Me The Breeze" and "I Know A Little." Original member of the greatest American rock band ever IMO. The current lineup of Skynyrd might have to change its name, as I believe the agreement between them and Ronnie V.Z.'s widow was that at least two original members must be in the band in order for them to use the Skynyrd name. Gary Rossington is the only original member left now--bummer.
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    pierdolic
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    RE: Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P. 2009/01/28 16:04:49 (permalink)
    Every time a skynrd song is played on the radio, god kills a kitten.
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    RE: Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P. 2009/01/28 16:10:20 (permalink)
    Lynyrd Skynyrd's smash first album line up included
    Ronnie Van Zant
    Gary Rossington
    Allen Collins
    Ed King
    Billy Powell
    Bob Burns
    Leon Wilkeson


    Interestingly, Strawberry Alarm Clock - the band with Incense and Peppermints back in the 60s, had
    Ed King
    Gary Lovetro
    Jim Pitman
    Paul Marshall
    Mark Tulin
    Michael Luciano
    Bob Feldman


    Sweet Home Alabama and Incense and Peppermints always sounded a lot alike to me.

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    RE: Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P. 2009/01/28 16:50:59 (permalink)

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    RE: Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P. 2009/01/28 17:13:17 (permalink)
    I saw them b4 the plane crash at RFK stadium in DC, back in the 70s. They rocked the house... A true classic rock band. May any of us leave 1/10th such a mark on music, we would be successful beyond our wildest dreams. RIP...

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    RE: Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P. 2009/01/28 19:31:15 (permalink)
    tragic loss, legendary :(
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    RE: Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P. 2009/01/29 09:09:37 (permalink)
    Sad news indeed. I guess this is truly the end for LS; we all thought it was done after the 1977 crash. That was a hell of a year for me, as a lot of people I admired left this earth: Elvis, Groucho, the guys in Skynyrd and my mom just days before her 48th birthday.

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    RE: Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P. 2009/01/29 17:28:36 (permalink)
    Sad loss. Looks like he had a bit of weight problem. Could be a bit of a wake up call for us aging musicians to lead a physically active, as well as musical, life.

    Andrew
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    RE: Billy Powell of Skynyrd - R.I.P. 2009/01/29 17:33:31 (permalink)

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