“Tuesday’s Gone” is the second track from American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd and their debut album: “(Pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)”, released in 1973. Lynyrd Skynyrd was originally named “My Backyard”, and were formed in Jacksonville, Florida. The band consisted of guitarists Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Allen Collins; as well as drummers Larry Junstrom and Bob Burns.
“Tuesday’s Gone” was written by Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins from the band, with vocals by Van Zant. It details how the band’s life is going to change in various ways adter being singed to MCA Records. It is also one of the band’s few songs where Bob Burns (the founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd) does not feature on.
There is no official music video for the track, however a YouTube video showcasing slideshow photos of the band and the audio of “Tuesday’s Gone” by user “Darryl Hushaw”, has over 35.8 million views since its upload in September 2013.
Release Date: 13th August 1973
Songwriter/s: Ronnie Van Zant & Allen Collins
Producer: Al Kooper
Label: MCA Records
Chart Rankings: “Tuesday’s Gone” did not chart highly, however the album “(Pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)”, received a 2x Platinum certification in the US and Silver in the UK. “Tuesday’s Gone” has over 11 million plays on Spotify.
The lyrics to “Tuesday’s Gone” can be accessed here: LINK