The Only Lynyrd Skynyrd Song Bob Dylan Has Performed Live

Lynyrd Skynyrd has released many timeless hits throughout his career, such as “Sweet Home Alabama”, “What’s Your Name”, and “That Smell”. Perhaps their most recognizable success was ‘Free Bird‘, which appeared on the band’s 1973 debut album. The song, written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant, became a fan favorite thanks to its memorable guitar solo.

Since it’s a Lynyrd Skynyrd signature track, fans of the band love seeing them perform it live, no matter how long. Although it usually takes over 14 minutes to play this song during shows, fans once wanted to see another iconic name perform it. This remarkable name was Bob Dylanand he surprisingly agreed to play this Lynyrd Skynyrd song live.

Bob Dylan performed “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

In 2016, Bob Dylan and his band performed at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. As the show was almost over, the audience started shouting and ask Dylan to play “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Although many expect Dylan to ignore this request, the musician has actually started playing the song.

Although their performance lasted less than a minute, unlike the band’s original 14-minute set, it was a pleasant surprise for his audience. Many of his fans know that Bob Dylan is usually the one whose songs are covered by many other big names, but this time, he played another legend’s classic hit. This performance marked the first time Dylan performed a Lynyrd Skynyrd song at the request of a fan.

You can watch Dylan’s cover below.

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