7/27/1974 we heard "Sweet Home Alabama" for the first time!

posted by Andy Preston - 

7/27 Fri. -Sweet Home Alabama: 1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" is released in America, where it would become their highest charting single, reaching #8. If you listen carefully to the original single, you can hear Ronnie Van Zant shout "Turn it up", asking producer Al Kooper and engineer Rodney Mills to turn up the volume in his headphones so that he could hear the track better. Younger brother Johnny Van Zant leads Lynyrd Skynyrd today. On Classic Cuts at 3:20pm this afternoon, 98.7FM The Gater!. 

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