Gary Rossington Is Back With Lynyrd Skynyrd After Heart Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and founding member Gary Rossington returned to the stage last night for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a leaky heart valve. You can see pictures of their show from the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., as well as from the opening sets be ZZ Top and Cheap Trick, below.

Skynyrd's 14-song set kicked off with "Working for MCA," with the main set closing with "Sweet Home Alabama" and a one-song encore of "Free Bird." They dedicated "Simple Man" to the troops and people went through the audience selling a two-CD compilation to raise money for both the Skynyrd Foundation and Shriners Hospital. There was no mention of Rossington's surgery.


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