Happy Birthday! Rickey Medlocke

Today, Rickey Medlocke becomes rock's newest member of the Septuagenarian Club. The American musician best known as the frontman/guitarist for the southern rock band Blackfoot and a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. During his first stint with Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1971-1972 he played drums and sang lead on a few songs that would initially be released on 1978's "First and Last". Medlocke would rejoin Blackfoot in 1972 and later returned to Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1996 as a guitarist with whom he continues to tour and record today. Being of Native American ancestry, specifically Lakota Sioux and Cherokee, Medlocke was inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

In his honor, YOU get to pick the Lynyrd Skynyrd song I play today at 4:15 pm with Classic Rock on Demand. VOTE HERE. (voting gets underway around 3:50 pm)

In the meantime, check out a few videos of Rickey in action...

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