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"Billy Powell, the former roadie who became a rock star for his keyboard work with the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died early Wednesday morning apparently of heart problems at his home in Orange Park, Fla., police said. He was 56."


Posted : 29/01/2009 10:15 am
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"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin

Posted : 29/01/2009 11:02 am
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Those Skynyrd boys seem to have a short shelf life. What a shame. Brilliant musicians too. He will be missed.

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
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Posted : 29/01/2009 3:45 pm
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Another good man gone. RIP, Billy.

:( :( :(


"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

Posted : 29/01/2009 4:01 pm
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Saw Skynyrd back when the Nuthin' Fancy album had just come out.
I spent most of the show standing on a front row seat right by Billy's piano.

R.I.P. Billy and Thanks For The Music


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Posted : 29/01/2009 4:08 pm
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Posted : 29/01/2009 9:44 pm
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Sad. I remember that I was listening to Radio Caroline at home the day of the plane crash. That band were fated to die young.

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
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Posted : 30/01/2009 9:27 am
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R.I.P Billy


Posted : 30/01/2009 6:48 pm
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Those Skynyrd boys seem to have a short shelf life. What a shame. Brilliant musicians too. He will be missed.

You got that right. God, so young.

"Nothing...can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts."

Posted : 31/01/2009 8:47 am
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