Ed King, guitarrist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, passed away at the age of 68
News reached us that Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King passed away at the age of 68. The former member of Strawberry Alarm Clock joined the Southern rock band in 1972. He was most famous for writing the guitar riff to Lynyrd Skynyrd's classic "Sweet Home Alabama". He played on the band's first three albums, Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd, Second Helping, and Nuthin' Fancy. King returned to Lynyrd Skynyrd when the band regrouped in 1987, and stayed until 1996. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the band in 2006.
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