Journey/Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Journey/Lynyrd Skynyrd

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:02 am

So I've been all caught up in the Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary that's been airing on Showtime. Every time I see that it's on, I get all sucked up into watching it again and again. The sound engineer of the documentary should be fired, because the background music often drowns out the interviews, but it is still well worth watching.

Two interesting Skynyrd/Journey crossover facts that I found out about since watching the documentary (pardon if it's already been discussed):

Steve Perry did a lot of background vocals for Johnny Van Zant (brother of the late Ronnie, and current Skynyrd lead singer) on his 1981 album. I read a few years back (probably on this board) about one song that he sang backup on. Turns out that Steve is credited on four songs, at least that I could find on Youtube. His voice is not up front and is less identifiable in some that others, but his voice is definitely on there!

There other thing that I found out, which really fascinated me, was that Journey's producer Kevin Elson was not only Skynyrd's producer, but that he also was one of the survivors of the dreaded plane crash. Whoah!

Yes, I knew that Journey gave a dedication to Skynyrd on the Infinity record sleeve, but I had no idea that the connection ran any deeper than that.

Here are the Johnny Van Zant/Steve Perry songs, in case you haven't heard them before.

Drive My Car
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PeycFSsOu8

Yesterday’s Gone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejm1E6G26a0

Cold Hearted Woman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMxfzD0QA4

Who’s Right or Wrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4mjGQ8 ... 1RGQTUtdzj
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