The A-Z Blogging Challenge is something that I am taking part in for the first time. It has been going for a few years and is more popular that ever. The premise is very simple. Each day in April with the exception of a few Sundays, bloggers from around the world blog for 26 days in April with each day’s blog beginning with the next letter of the alphabet, so April 1st is “A”, the 2nd is “B” and so on. The subject of each blog can be anything as long as it is to do with the appropriate letter. Some people blog about anything, some people theme their blogs. I hope you enjoy reading some of my posts and if I would love to read your comments about my challenge.

“L” is for Lynyrd Skynyrd & Led Zeppelin

et’s get something straight. I’m a rock music fan, always have been, and always will be. In certain points in time, someone writes a piece of music that will forever be remembered and recognised. The band Lynyrd Skynyrd are such an act who wrote a song called Freebird. Its one of those songs that you can realistically and genuinely call an “all time classic”. The words have great meaning and most importantly for me, the guitar solo at the end of the track is one of the greatest in rock music history. You’ll find most pub cover bands performing it as part of their set, and it’s always a karaoke favourite complete with air guitar! Check it out…

Secondly, as rock bands go, no list is complete without Led Zeppelin in the top 5 or 10 at least. Now I don’t like everything they did and sometimes do find them a little overrated, but they did write some great tunes – Stairway…**NO STAIRWAY – DENIED!!** There is also the song Kashmir which is probably my most favourite of their songs. I did consider posting their version, but I am going to share with you a different version as performed by a UK string quartet (who happen to be hot as hell) called Escala who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and were in fact runners-up (they should have won it IMHO) Here is an instrumental version of Kashmir.

Thanks for reading =)