CLASSIC CUTS: Don’t Ask Me No Questions

CLASSIC CUTS: Don’t Ask Me No Questions

Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Don’t Ask Me No Questions”

Ronnie Van Zant wasn’t afraid to stand up and say what needed to be said.

Album: Second Helping

Year: 1974

Writers: Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant

Stats: The first single off Second Helping didn’t chart — unlike the second, “Sweet Home Alabama,” which went Top 10.
Background: Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle says that while “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” didn’t become a hit like the band’s next single, “Sweet Home Alabama,” it still gets radio play today because singer Ronnie Van Zant never shied away from telling it like it is.

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle on “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” and its lyricist, the late Ronnie Van Zant.

Artimus Pyle celebrates his 71st birthday Monday