Billy Powell, Rest in Peace

The world of rock-n-roll has lost a true survivor.  I’m not an expert on all things Skynyrd, by any means.  However, I have always liked their music and have a healthy amount of respect for those who survived that horrid plane crash and went on to rebuild their lives and careers.

Sadly, Billy Powell, the keyboardist, passed, today.  Say a prayer for his family and friends.  I’m sure this sad event is made harder given what he has survived.  The memories of the others are not far behind, too.

I had a hard time finding video footage that provided a good camera shot of him (especially from the early years).  This video offers a really nice tribute to the original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and has some close up shots of Mr. Powell.  It is a moving version of “Simple Man,” to be honest.

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