In 1975, Skynyrd paid a second visit to European shores. Here’s the original full-page UK tour advert that appeared in New Musical Express on 11 October, 1975.
At this time, Artimus Pyle has joined the band. Ed King and Bob Burns have departed. Touring behind ‘Nuthin’ Fancy’, this was an eventful jaunt for the Jacksonville boys. The Cardiff Capitol show was recorded and aired on King Biscuit.
The band took a break from their touring schedule to attend an after-show party, in London, for The Who. Both bands shared the same UK management company. As one would expect, pairing Skynyrd with Keith Moon = fireworks. The booze flowed and Ronnie got loud, which resulted, so the story goes, in Roger Daltrey telling him off.
Whilst in London they also played a set for the Old Grey Whistle Test, the BBC’s flagship music show, which was presented by a great friend of the band, ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris.
Skynyrd were supported by Scots duo Iain and Gavin Sutherland (Sutherland Brothers and Quiver) who had a hit with ‘Arms of Mary’.
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