Now...I am a southerner that grew up in the 60's and 70's so it was impossible to not like Skynyrd, but I am not some monster fan. Having said that, I do believe that Skynyrd was probably one of the hardest working bands to ever play. They worked basically non-stop since '65, met and practiced everyday of the week in Hell House when not touring and AFAIK never took a day off until a break in touring around 1975. As an example....can you imagine any band today having to compose and record an album in 20 days and then have the tour bus wait outside the studio to take you away without being allowed to tell your family goodbye (Nuthin Fancy)?
I knew about Bob Burns a few years ago and that one was also a shame. Now Ed.... he was such a contributor to the sound and also his writing with his tingy Strat playing against the throaty Gibsons Gary and Allen played. He seemed like a pretty classy dude and he was the only one that wasn't a southerner and was always an outsider.
Anyway, I had no idea that guitarist Ed King died