Hamburg with Queen…
By Guitar Dany
Hey folks - these clips are shot in Hamburg in the Dec 5, 1974 at the Musikhalle when Lynyrd Skynrd toured as the opener for QUEEN on Queens first tour of Europe!! How do I know this - well I was supposed to go to this concert but since my folks were in the states for a few days and I was staying at some other families house so my parents would not let me go. I was 14 at the time and an experienced concert goer by then and in the past 4 weeks had seen wishbone at the very same venue ( FUBB tour). One week prior to this show I saw Procol Harum on a Friday and Eric Clapton ( 461 Ocean Blvd tour) on a Teusday night at the CCH in Hamburg. This Lynyrd show was at the musikhalle.
My friend's dad was a concert promoter who put on the tour! My friend Steve was the nephew of the famous James Last, the german big band leader. James had a brother named Kai( Steves Dad) who was a band leader too - but he went by the name of Kai Warner - both brothers making records for polydor. Kai was into publishing and promoting so my friend Steve would always get us comp tickets to see all sorts of shows.
In late Jan 75 we saw the Warner brothers tour at CCH that had in order - ready - Little feat, then Montrose ( yes with Haggar) then Tower of Power!! - then half time - on to Boonaroo, Grahm central station and then the Doobie brothers!!! all in one day on Sunday Jan 26.
I remember seeing the clips of this lynyrd concert on TV in germany on a sunday morning show the next spring.
Man those were the days - smoking with out a care - great music - the real deal. Glad I was able to see it.
Excellent ORIGINAL 1974 Line up!
Excellent to see the original 1974 line up with Ed King, Bob Burns and the rest of the band before Burns and King left Skynyrd. I wish this concert to be made into a CD. There is not information on where and when it happened.
This when rock ruled!!! Although would have preferred the July 4th 1977 version of this.
Southern Rock is awesome!
By Joe Wayland
Buying all the Skynyrd vids for my iPhone. Great live video from back when.