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Free Bird (ver. 1) by Allen Collins - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Free Bird" is a song by the American southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was first featured on the band's debut album (pronounced 'lÄ•h-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) in 1973, and has been included on subsequent albums released by the band. Released as a single in late 1974, "Free Bird" became the band's second Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1975, where it peaked at #19.[2] A live version of the song also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977, peaking at #38.[2] Free Bird also achieved the #3 spot on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.[3] It is used as a finale by Lynyrd Skynyrd during their live performances, and it is their longest song, often going well over 14 minutes when played live. Larkin Allen Collins Jr.[1][2][3](July 19, 1952 – January 23, 1990) was one of the founding members and guitarists of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and co-wrote.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Larkin Allen Collins Jr.[1][2][3](July 19, 1952 – January 23, 1990) was one of the founding members and guitarists of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and co-wrote many of the band's songs with late frontman Ronnie Van Zant. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Allen Collins joined Skynyrd from the South just two weeks after Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, along with Bob Burns and Larry Junstrom. So came the birth of Lynyrd Skynyrd in the summer of 1964. Allen Collins and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant co-wrote many of the biggest Skynyrd hits, including "Free Bird", "Gimme Three Steps", and "That Smell". The band received national success beginning in 1973 while opening for The Who on their Quadrophenia tour. The Skynyrd plane crashed into a forest in Mississippi killing three band members, including Van Zant. Collins was seriously injured in the crash, suffering two broken vertebrae in his neck and severe damage to his right arm. While amputation was recommended, Collins' father refused and Allen eventually recovered. During the early 1980s, Collins continued to perform on stage in The Rossington-Collins Band which enjoyed modest.
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