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Is this the last chance to see Lynyrd Skynyrd in the Bay Area?

Everybody knows Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird.”
It’s one of the most famous classic rock songs of all time, right up there with the likes of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” Eagles’ “Hotel California,” Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
Except, let’s face it, “Free Bird” is better than any of those others (especially “Don’t Stop Believin’”).
That’s one of the reasons why people have been loudly requesting that song at concerts — basically any concert — for decades. The other reason, of course, is that it was once kind of funny to hear an audience member request that rocker at a cello recital. (Note to audiences: Yelling “Free Bird” stopped being funny in about 1988.)
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Every rock fan should see Lynyrd Skynyrd perform that tune at least once in concert. Witnessing those magical dueling guitars, building the song higher and higher, is just something that should not be missed.
Thus, we highly recommend locals catch these Southern rock legends when they bring their Street Survivors Farewell Tour to the Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View on May 25.
Who knows? This may be your last chance to see Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert.
Bad Company, Blackberry Smoke and the Outlaws are also on the bill.
Details: 6 p.m.; $29.50-$129.50; www.livenation.com .

 

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