34 years ago …

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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)


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