Lynyrd Skynrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing southern hard rock in the 1970s.
At the peak of their success, three members were tragically killed in a plane crash in 1977. But in 1987, the remaining band members reformed the group and still enjoy popularity today.
They never forgot that the crowd loves ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and the always go with ‘the one that brought em!” I chose the video from the 70s as I got a kick out of the hair and clothes styles. This video had over 17 million + hits!
I was at a fund raiser in Phoenix when a country band sang ‘Sweet Home Arizona’ which seemed a sacrilege to me! I am not from Alabama but am proudly from the ‘southland.’
So far, I know only two people on the face of the earth who don’t like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and one is our oldest granddaugther. Professor loves to tease her with repeated playing when we are in the car and she can’t escape!
I would love to hear from my blogger friends and why you think this song has such universal appeal.
This Is 1970s Southern Rock and Roll!
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