Lynyrd Skynyrd Brings the Whole Crew to Chester
By Debbi Calton
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Keeping a scorecard for who’s in Lynyrd Skynyrd could be a full-time job. Over the 40-plus years that they’ve worn their Southern hearts on their tattooed sleeves, they’ve overcome seemingly insurmountable tragedies and numerous deaths. But somehow they’ve always managed to rise up like the proverbial freebird phoenix out of the ashes and the legacy lives on. It resides in the music.
Bless their hearts! Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring their distinctive brand of guitars and guts to Harrah’s Philadelphia (formerly called Harrah’s Chester) on Saturday, May 12. They’ll perform in the space coined “River View Venue” which is in the center of the race track. This show will kick off Harrah’s Philadelphia Summer Concert Series.
The fateful plane crash in October 1977 was the first of many tragedies to visit the band over the years. In fact, during the recording of the latest album God & Guns, two band members died: founding member/keyboardist Billy Powell and longtime bassist Ean Evans. But if this band is about anything, it is about survival and willfulness, rock and resolve. And fun!
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