Last Of A Dyin' Breed

Album: Last Of A Dyin' Breed (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single and title track from Lynyrd Skynyrd's thirteenth studio album. The song celebrates the fact that the band is one of just a few from the Southern Rock movement that are still out there rocking. Guitarist Gary Rossington told Spinner: "All the Southern bands that were popular in the '70s are all either gone and died, God bless them, or else they're not playing anymore and the music or their names kind of faded away, so we're one of the last of a dying breed."
  • Rossington told Classic Rock magazine: "When we were writing that song, we had about 100 different names for it. I just thought of that line, as a last resort, and it ended up really fitting the band and what we're doing now."

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