There is no question that Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Their Southern rock charm and unmistakable sound has made them one of music history's most legendary groups.
So when something like this rare 1997 performance of "Saturday Night Special" is uncovered, attention must be paid. Did we mention it's a live performance?
"Saturday Night Special" was released off of the album Nuthin' Fancy in 1975. It's controversial gun control message garnered attention from fans, and resonated with many. It's never wrong to push the boundaries a little in rock n' roll!
"Hand guns are made for killin'
Ain't no good for nothin' else"
Original lead vocalist and one of the band's founding members, Ronnie Van Zant is the voice heard on the 70's recording, but in this performance we see the torch passed to younger brother Johnny Van Zant on the mic.
The 1975 album was the band's third, but their first to reach the Top 10. Nuthin' Fancy peaked at #9 on the U.S. album charts and was later certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA. The songs featured were released again by the reformed Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987, seen in the performance below.
Watch Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1997 live performance of "Saturday Night Special" below!
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