Thursday, January 29, 2009
BILLY POWELL 1952 - 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell died on January 28. Along with guitarist Gary Rossington, he was the only original Skynyrd member who still played with the band. I'm glad he lived to see Skynyrd get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and return to arenas (Kid Rock took them on his arena tour). For a while, it seemed like Skynyrd weren't getting their due respect, but in recent years, I think that has changed. Listen to any of the albums that they made before the horrible plane crash - they are all classic. Rest in peace, Billy Powell.