Could today be called “The Day the (Southern) Music Died”? On this day in 1977, six members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a plane crash.
And yet, the music legacy lives on … albeit in KFC commercials (2005) and incessant, requisite shouts of “Freebird” at nearly every club concert you go to (ca. 1984-present). But, still …
I faintly remember hearing news reports of the crash, but at the time I had no clue the significance. Now, 34 years later, I kind of do.
So, play some Skynyrd today. (Rebel flags are optional)