TIL Bill Powell, the pianist from Lynyrd Skynyrd, was originally a roadie for the band. During a break in their...


TIL Bill Powell, the pianist from Lynyrd Skynyrd, was originally a roadie for the band. During a break in their set, Powell sat down at a piano and launched into his original piano-based version of “Free Bird”. When the band realized their roadie’s ability, he was offered the position of keyboardist



View Reddit by three-eyed-boyView Source

6 Comments

  • It is also the iconic version of the song that we know today. I cannot imagine “Free bird” without the piano.

  • I assume they didn’t already have one, or was there a Fireflyesque ‘why do you need two keyboardists?’ moment?

  • Talk about the ultimate wet dream for a fan.

  • Yeah, that roadie knew what he was doing.

  • R.I.P. Billy Powell

  • Today I *did* learn.

Leave Your Comment