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It’s impossible to forget Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s iconic anthem “Free Bird.” Released off of their debut album, (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd), the song instantly earned its place in history. So it should come as no surprise that the song remains one of the most popular in Skynyrd’s entire collection.
No matter how many times Skynyrd fans have heard “Free Bird,” they always get a thrill out of hearing it done in a new way. On the flip side of things, Skynyrd Nation is never able to get enough of the band’s old school performances of the song.
One older performance of “Free Bird” that never gets old to watch is the one that took place on the German television show Rockpalast. The footage from that performance still survives today, and it’s a real sight to see.
Unlike a large portion of filmed Skynyrd performances from the band’s early days, the Rockpalast footage was shot in color. This allows you the chance to get a more detailed look at the members of the band than most clips from the same era are able to provide.
Beyond the visual splendor of the clip, the performance itself is one worth remembering. Obviously Skynyrd always brings their A game to their shows, but there was something about their energy on the Rockpalast stage that couldn’t be beat.
Since “Free Bird” is such an iconic song, it means a lot to be able to watch the band’s early members play it during the beginning stage of their career. Overall, this clip perfectly captures an important piece of Skynyrd history, which is why it’s worth remembering.
Now it’s time for you to see this once-in-a-lifetime “Free Bird” performance with your own eyes. You can tune in to it in the video included down below.
This performance shows exactly why Skynyrd went on to become the music legends they are known as today. That’s true talent on display right there!