Fresno CA 1977 footage/Watch before it's gone
September 19, 2010 12:15:51 PM UTC Post #1

Anybody have info on this? August 24, 1977

click here for Fresno 1977 Video.

September 19, 2010 3:46:37 PM UTC Post #1

Is this the last recording (video or sound) on the original skynyrd?
Isn't the Asbury Park video from 13th July 1977?

September 19, 2010 4:05:31 PM UTC Post #2

Yes, this would be the last know audio-visual concert recording of Lynyrd Skynyrd - technically.

This one looks to be a full concert, given that all of the Street Survivors songs + Gimme Three Steps have been released in audio on the special edition of Street Survivors.

But, the so-called "Pepsi Special" was filmed in Alameda (I think) a few days later. If the master reels of 35mm Eastman film and the (I assume) soundboard master can be found from the concert itself, that would be the last known recording.

However - there have been rumors for years of a board recording of one of the first 3 "Tour of the Survivors" tour. Unfortunately, I've only ever heard of people who might have it, or know of someone who "knows a guy." But, there's never been anything firm on that. It could just simply be wishful thinking on many levels.

September 19, 2010 5:32:28 PM UTC Post #3

@roadfatigue: the full footage of the concert itself? Or the edited 15 feature that was played before showings of "Grease" in '78?

September 19, 2010 10:39:31 PM UTC Post #4

Man that's some good stuff right there, Thanks for sharing it! Just think what we all lost that night that plane went down. Can you imagine what great music they would have made in the 33 years since then!

September 20, 2010 12:08:24 AM UTC Post #5

@roadfatigue: sounds like that guy has a quite impressive collection. I have to wonder how stuff like this gets to traders, or rather, how it takes so long for it to get out into open circulation?

September 20, 2010 12:49:35 AM UTC Post #6

@roadfatigue: man, it looks like I've still got much to learn about the trading industry (it pretty much is one, isn't it lol). Certainly looks like it always helps to have connections.

September 20, 2010 2:08:38 AM UTC Post #7

@roadfatigue: I'll hold my breath until you get it and pay you fruitfully for that video. If I die holding my breath it may be worth it to have that footage

And This Bird You'll Never Change

September 20, 2010 11:59:36 AM UTC Post #8

Back in the late 80's and early 90's any Skynyrd video found was a treasure. First is was Pepsi tribute then 1975 San Francisco, 1976 San Francisco, 1974 Germany, Old Grey Whistle and Knebworth. More recently it was Asbury Park. Wow, just knowing there is more out there is exciting. I wonder if there is a full length video of A Day On The Green or Anaheim

September 20, 2010 9:38:43 PM UTC Post #9

@LynSkyn1981: In 1988 Skynyrd played The Ritz in NYC. It was live on the radio (WNEW 102.7) and it sounded great. It was a small place, kinda like what they did as the Curtis Loew Band back then. I remember there being cameras recording the concert. Can you check that out?

April 06, 2011 2:31:52 PM UTC Post #10

Is there anywhere/anyway to get the 15 min pre-Grease video?

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