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Spotify: Free Bird. YouTube: Free Bird. Free Bird is a rock anthem by the American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Starting out as a slow piano ballad, it features gospel-flavored organ, chirping slide guitar, and an approximately four and a quarter minute long guitar solo in the form of an up-tempo guitar duel.
It made the charts on numerous occasions in both the U. Billboard charts. The live version is also Lynyrd Skynyrd's longest song. The song was written early in the group's history. Roadie Billy Powell was unknown as a piano player to the band but was discovered when he played the intro piece to "Free Bird" at a high school musical.
Powell became a member after Ronnie Van Zant noticed his talent and invited him to join. The lyrics came about when Allen Collins ' steady girlfriend, who realized that the music always came first with Allen, asked him the question: "If I leave here tomorrow would you still remember me? This question became the opening line of "Free Bird". When Allen first showed the song to Ronnie Van Zant, he scoffed at it, saying it "had too many words.