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Bob Dylan Might Be a Bird You Cannot Change, But He’s More Than Happy to Cover ‘Free Bird’ If You Ask

As the old saying goes: “If you yell ‘Free Bird’ at a concert enough times, the performers are required to give in to your demand.” (Right?) Well, good guys Bob Dylan and his band really took that to heart earlier this week. At a concert in Berkeley, California, at the Greek Theater, a concertgoer yelled the Lynyrd Skynyrd southern rock classic near the end of their set, which indeed resulted in an impromptu cover. Watch some clips of the jam session above and below. Here’s hoping “Sweet Home Alabama” will soon get Dylanized, too.

Bob Dylan Covers Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’