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This was written and originally recorded by Oklahoma Blues guitarist J.J. Cale. Skynyrd decided to cover it when guitarist Gary Rossington came up with a riff that distinguished it from the original.
Cale is famous among musicians, but most people have never heard of him. Eric Clapton covered some of his songs, including "Cocaine," "After Midnight," and "Travellin' Light."
This was one of the few cover songs Skynyrd recorded. They recorded another Cale song, "Same Old Blues," on their 1976 album Gimme Back My Bullets.
During the sessions for this track, John Lennon came by the studio to say hello.
Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."
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