Photos © John Gellman
These shots are from two shows in 1974. The color shots are from a concert in Orlando or St. Pete, Florida early in the year. It was the second time I saw Skynyrd. (The first time was when they opened for the Who.) The Outlaws opened the show, which is why I was there. The main thing I remember from this show is what a great guitarist Ed King was. I know Gary Rossington and Allen Collins got most of the acclaim, but this night it was the Ed King show. Ed was kicking ass and taking names. The guy could flat out play.
The black and white shots were from an all day concert at the Orange Bowl in July 1974. Skynyrd played midday, following the Eagles. This was to be the last time I saw Skynyrd until the 1990s. Frankly, it was not a great set for Skynyrd. The Eagles were not an easy band to follow, and Skynyrd had an off day. It happens. I think they had other things on their minds that day.