There are 9 comments on the WPRI Providence and Rhode Island story from Jan 29, 2009, titled . In it, WPRI Providence and Rhode Island reports that:

Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player Billy Powell, who played on such hits as "Sweet Home Alabama" and survived the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, died Wednesday.

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Jeff G

East Providence, RI

#1 Jan 29, 2009
Truely one of the greatest artist to ever tickle the ivory keys. What a loss. This may be the hardest member of the band to replace, if the band continues at all. Billy will be missed.

Since: Dec 08


#2 Jan 29, 2009
RIP Billy, See you in Heaven
maybe Ill mix monitors for you there too...
God Bless SOCO for all in memory
paul trump

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jan 29, 2009
Like all the others you shall surely be missed
jeff compton

United States

#4 Jan 29, 2009
we will all truly miss the best keyboardist in the history of truly southern rock and roll. god bless the rest of the band.
Cabin boy of rushford

Poland, ME

#5 Jan 29, 2009
Billy you made this cabin special . We have a new generation of fans called our children who wanted to see you and the band in person and this was the year,but we were one song to late. My daughter asked me what was wrong today and when I told her what happened she asked who will make the music dad.
thank you so much for all you have given us . You gave the cabin that special feeling where family and freinds get together to forget about things and to hang around with people just like you . We love you miss you and will see you someday soon.
Travel on now Billy
love our Cabin Family

Charlotte, NC

#6 Jan 29, 2009
It was the genius of Ronnie Van Zant who assembled the greatest band in the world. He heard Billy play his version of Freebird on piano and gave him the job. What a great decision that was. I have never heard anyone play like Billy.
rob maspeth

Melville, NY

#7 Jan 31, 2009
another freebird has been called home,fly high freebird your free at last may you always rest in peace.

“"Out In The Backwoods"”

Since: Nov 08

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#8 Feb 1, 2009
i saw them last in concert in 2000. my kids first concert was to see skynyrd and they both are older now and still like them. i had planned to see them again this year. sniff. back in 1977, when that first plane crash happened; i had planned to see them. i waited many years to finally see them in 2000. billy was awesome. both of my kids liked him. daughter liked the piano spinning around on the stage. i bet van zant is all choked up now.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

#9 Nov 8, 2012
's birthday is coming gary rossigton

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