I always knew Skynyrd was associated with Muscle Shoals - but I wasn't aware of the depth of talent that passed through there. Really impressive what they did there, especially at that time period in George Wallace's Alabama. One thing I found amusing was that Duane Allman was the subject of abuse by local rednecks for his long hair, as was Wilson Pickett because he was black. Therefore the two remained at the studio while the rest of the (white and nerdy-looking) musicians went to lunch. It was then that Duane and Wilson recorded a version of The Beatles "Hey Jude" - and Southern Rock was born.