Many concerts attended, the stories relived vicariously when one of us couldn’t remember. Wining, dining and getting through the velvet ropes because we were so damn pretty. The name Loew came from a Loew's Theatre, which was located down the road from where the boys grew up. That’s what best friends do, together forever. But getting back to the story at hand, let's talk about Curtis Loew. Check out the tab » History "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" is the story of a lonely old guitarist whom the narrator, as a young boy, would pay to play the blues from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 release, Second Helping.It was only performed live once by the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup, prior to the October 20, 1977 plane crash that killed band leader Ronnie Van Zant and five others. The inspiration for Curtis Loew was loosely based around the characters that lived near Ronnie's home on Jacksonville's Westside. We have an official The Ballad Of Curtis Loew tab made by UG professional guitarists. 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