Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Completed)
"Free Bird" is a song by American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, written by guitarist Allen Collins and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant. The song is featured on their 1973 debut album.
Released as a single in November 1974, "Free Bird" entered the US Billboard Hot 100 on November 23 at No. 87 and became the band's second Top 40 hit in early 1975, peaking at No. 19 on January 25. A live version of the song reentered the charts in late 1976, eventually peaking at No. 38 in January 1977.
"Free Bird" achieved the No. 8 spot on Guitar World's 50 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. It is Lynyrd Skynyrd's signature song, the finale during live performances, and their longest song, often going well over 14 minutes when played live.