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Lynyrd Skynyrd Packs Instrumental Solos Into Passionate Performance Of 'Every Mother’s Son'

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There's no arguing the fact that Lynyrd Skynyrd was, and still is, comprised of some insanely talented musicians. That's why it makes sense that the band often chooses to feature instrumental solos in its tracks, giving all of the band members a chance to shine. 

Such was the case for the band's 1976 song, "Every Mother's Son." The song was released as the first track on the band's album, Gimme Back My Bullets, which went on to be certified Gold by the RIAA

Written by lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Gary Rossington, the song warns listeners to be careful when they achieve success, because they could fall at any time, saying "Every mother's son/Better hear what I say/Every mother's son/Will rise and fall someday."

In 1975, before the song's release, the band took to the stage of the British music television show The Old Grey Whistle Test to perform the song.

To open the performance, Gary and fellow guitarist Allen Collins start off playing their guitars, while Ronnie takes a step back to let them claim center stage. About forty seconds into the performance, Ronnie steps up and starts singing passionately into the microphone, while Gary and Allen remain by his side.

After singing for a while, Ronnie takes a break for about a minute while Gary and keyboardist Billy Powell take turns wowing the crowd with their own solos. Then once Ronnie finally finishes singing the rest of the song, Allen takes over, finishing off the performance with an incredible guitar solo.

Allen's guitar solo makes for an outstanding finish to an already amazing performance. You can watch Lynyrd Skynyrd perform "Every Mother's Son" live in the video below.

Which solo from the performance was your favorite?

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LYRICS BELOW

Well, I've been ridin' a winning horse for a long, long time
And sometimes I wonder, is this the end of the line
No one should take advantage of who they are
No man has got it made if he thinks he does, he's wrong

Every mother's son
Better hear what I say
Every mother's son
Will rise and fall someday

I've seen it happen so many times, so many times before
Some man's got so much money, he doesn't worry no more
Or he's got such a pretty woman that'll treat him fine
Well, my friend has been a fool, it happens every time

Every mother's son
Better hear what I say
Every mother's son
Will rise and fall someday

I'm not tryin' to preach to no one, to no one at all
I've seen so many of my good friends just rise to fall
'Cause they got so much money or a woman so fine
Well, my friends have all been fools, it happens every time

Every mother's son
Better hear what I say
Every mother's son
Will rise and fall someday
What I say

Every mother's son
Better hear what I say
Every mother's son
Will rise and fall someday
What I say

Oh, every mother's son
Will rise and fall someday
Every mother's, every mother's son

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