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Brian Miller
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Posted: 23 August 2018 at 7:28pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Iím sure that few of you, if any, are fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd to the level that I am, but everyone is probably aware of at least one of their songs. Sweet Home Alabama. While nowhere near my favorite song of theirs, it is their biggest charting hit. One of the co-writers of that song passed away today. Ed King. Previously a member of Strawberry Alarm Clock, he was also a co-writer of that bandís biggest hit, Incense & Peppermints. 

To say LS was a big influence on me is a colossal understatement. Thru adolescence that band and comics (mostly John Byrne) were basically my life. Ed had an online presence much like JB for a number of years and was forthright with fan as JB is. He went primarily to Facebook a couple years back so I didnít get to interact with him quite as much, but I appreciated the interactions with him I did have. 

So, fly high, Ed. Youíll not be forgotten. 
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Brian Kelly
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Joined: 06 October 2010
Location: Canada
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Posted: 24 August 2018 at 5:13pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Sweet Home Alabama is still one of my favourite songs even though Iíve played it many, many times in many different bands who may or may not have done the song well. Itís one of the first songs that comes out when I sit down to play a guitar. I followed Ed on Facebook and enjoyed many of his posts.
I particularly enjoyed Edís bass playing on Skynyrdís first album!
Musically, Ed King had a big impact on me. May he rest in peace.
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 24 August 2018 at 5:24pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I can only say I might know who he is by a picture and that he was very talented. Never have had more than a couple Skynyrd songs, my loss, more into the Allmans, but I do have the first three Strawberry Alarm Clock albums on CD. Am I off base to have grouped him with Chicago's Terry Kath as a player? Sorry to read about this though.
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