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“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

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Tuesday’s Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd


    December 28, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    One of their best


    March 30, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    The best rock band of all time

    Jacy Eppler

    May 20, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Absolutely love this song! Much respect 🤘

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