Dee Snider recently replied to a fan’s tweet claiming that Ed King was a founder of Lynyrd Skynyrd. He corrected their mistake and then stated his favorite song from the band.

Ed King first stepped into the music world with the band Strawberry Alarm Clock in the mid-1960s playing both the electric guitar and bass. The band failed to succeed further after releasing their hit single ‘Incense and Peppermints’ and disbanded in 1972.

After Strawberry Alarm Clock’s disbandment, King met the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd when the band had still not gained their popularity. He offered Ronnie Van Zant his help if the band ever needed it, and not long after, the band’s bassist Leon Wilkeson left the band, and King replaced him on bass.

Hence, a fan got it wrong in their tweet about Ed King recently. They stated that he wrote the band’s biggest hits but mistakenly said that King was a founding member of the band. Snider corrected them and noted that King was an outsider, which they accepted into their already established world.

Here is what the fan said:

“Interesting fact about Skynyrd that most don’t know. Founding member and bassist Ed King not only wrote over half of their biggest hits but was also a founding member of the 60s, psychedelic band Strawberry Alarm Clock.”

Snider corrected them by saying:

“True. But not actually a founding member. This was a hometown band, and Ed was a complete outsider they brought into their world.”

The fan continued to ask Snider what his favorite song of the band was. He replied with ‘Simple Man,’ a song released in 1973 with Ed King in the band. ‘Simple Man’ describes a mother addressing her young child and was inspired by the death of Ronnie Van Zant’s grandmother.

Here is what the fan asked:

“Free Bird and Sweet Home Alabama aside. What is your favorite Skynyrd song, Dee Snider?”

Snider replied:

“Simple Man”

You can see the tweets below.