Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird

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An evening pause: From their live concert, July 2, 1977 in Oakland.

I want to especially note the flag that drapes the entire back of their stage. Twas a free time in California then. I wonder if a band would dare hang such a flag in that oppressive place now.

Hat tip Mike Nelson.



  • Brett Stone

    It so obvious to those of us with few years under our belts that the “Anti-Fa” and “BLM” generation has no understanding of history, government or even civics. They believe pretty much what ever they are told. Almost gone are the days of reason and critical thinking. If any one believes Lynyrd Skynyrd was oppressive, it only proves my point. As you said – it was a freer time. Artimus Pyle (drummer) was my Mom’s neighbor for a few years, he’s an odd old guy now, but I don’t believe there is a prejudice or oppressive bone in his body even today. And you’re a hero for posting this Robert.

  • wayne

    good stuff.

    for “Sweet home Alabama” from the same concert.
    Which incidentally was written in response to Neil Young’s “Southern Man.”

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