Ed King

Sep 14, 1949 – Aug 22, 2018 (Age 68)


Guitarist Ed King (1949 – 2018) was a member of the legendary Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd for their first three albums. King co-wrote the classic rock song "Sweet Home Alabama" and created the iconic guitar riff that opens the song. He died at the age of 68. For full coverage and obituary, click here.

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The man could play. But most importantly, Ed King could play what he felt in his big heart. Thats why others relate so easily, because he wrote music and played songs from his heart and soul. His solo in Sweet Home Alabama still sends shivers up and out my Kundalini like being electrocuted by a million bolts of electricity. There will never be another like him. Period!

Rest in Peace Ed. Tell Ronnie and the boys we miss em.

My condolences to the family of Ed King. He is a guitar Legend and an inspiration to me! I loved his music and guitar playing style! He was an integral part of the original sound for Lynyrd Skynyrd! He will be greatly missed! RIP Ed King! May Gods mercy give comfort to his family in their time of sorrow! Amen!

Thank You for the great music, you are an inspiration, you will be greatly missed, Rock on in Heaven with your bandmates, save me a spot in the band.

Ed was such a pleasure to watch the music flow from him so freely. I love to see and hear the pride his his spirit has left upon all of us. He will be so dearly missed and i wish peace to his wife and Family.

Gonna miss you Ed

Rest In Peace Ed king! May you rock on in the hereafter!

You were my inspiration and I love you brother! Thank you for all the great music! You will be missed by all! You were indeed a southern rocker ! Southern California as you once said! Keep the angels