Ronnie And Neil

Album: Southern Rock Opera (2001)
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  • This song is a story about the friendship between Neil Young and Ronnie Van Zant. Van Zant was lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose song "Sweet Home Alabama" included a line about Young and his song "Southern Man." A lot of fans believed they had a feud, but that was not the case. In the end, this song describes how both Neil Young and Ronnie Van Zant were truly fans of each other and the American South is grateful for both of them.
  • The album is a 2-disc set all about Lynyrd Skynyrd. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Aaron - Twin Cities, MN, for above 2
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  • Ekristheh from Halath, United StatesI've sent this song to two people who despised the Skynyrd's alleged "Southern attitude" and couldn't stand to hear their music. Coincidentally, both these people were huge Neil Young fans. The juxtaposition of these elements reset their view of things considerably.
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