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The Byrds

Although they only attained the huge success of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys for a short time in the mid-'60s, time has judged the Byrds to be nearly as influential as those groups in the long run. They were not solely responsible for devising folk-rock, but they were certainly more responsible than any other single act (Dylan included) for melding the innovations and energy of the British Invasion with the best lyrical and musical elements of contemporary folk music. The jangling, 12-string guitar sound of leader Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker was permanently absorbed into the vocabulary of rock. They also played a vital role in pioneering psychedelic rock and country-rock, the unifying element being their angelic harmonies and restless eclecticism.

Often described in their early days as a hybrid of Dylan and the Beatles, the Byrds in turn influenced Dylan and the Beatles almost as much as Bob and the Fab Four had influenced the Byrds. The Byrds' innovations have echoed nearly as strongly through subsequent generations, in the work of Tom Petty, R.E.M., and innumerable alternative bands of the post-punk era that feature those jangling guitars and dense harmonies.

Although the Byrds had perfected their blend of folk and rock when their debut single, "Mr. Tambourine Man," topped the charts in mid-1965, it was something of a miracle that the group had managed to coalesce in the first place. Not a single member of the original quintet had extensive experience on electric instruments. Jim McGuinn (he'd change his first name to Roger a few years later), David Crosby, and Gene Clark were all young veterans of both commercial folk-pop troupes and the acoustic coffeehouse scene. They were inspired by the success of the Beatles to mix folk and rock; McGuinn had already been playing Beatles songs acoustically in Los Angeles folk clubs when Clark approached him to form an act, according to subsequent recollections, in the Peter & Gordon style. David Crosby soon joined to make them a trio, and they made a primitive demo as the Jet Set that was nonetheless bursting with promise. With the help of session musicians, they released a single on Elektra as the Beefeaters that, while a flop, showed them getting quite close to the folk-rock sound that would electrify the pop scene in a few months.

The Beefeaters, soon renamed the Byrds, were fleshed out to a quintet with the addition of drummer Michael Clarke and bluegrass mandolinist Chris Hillman, who was enlisted to play electric bass, although he had never played the instrument before. The band was so lacking in equipment in their early stages that Clarke played on cardboard boxes during their first rehearsals, but they determined to master their instruments and become a full-fledged rock band (many demos from this period would later surface for official release). They managed to procure a demo of a new Dylan song, "Mr. Tambourine Man"; by eliminating some verses and adding instantly memorable 12-string guitar leads and Beatlesque harmonies, they came up with the first big folk-rock smash (though the Beau Brummels and others had begun exploring similar territory as well). For the "Mr. Tambourine Man" single, the band's vocals and McGuinn's inimitable Rickenbacker were backed by session musicians, although the band themselves (contrary to some widely circulated rumors) performed on their subsequent recordings.

The first long-haired American group to compete with the British Invasion bands visually as well as musically, the Byrds were soon anointed as the American counterpart to the Beatles by the press, legions of fans, and George Harrison himself. Their 1965 debut LP, Mr. Tambourine Man, was a fabulous album that mixed stellar interpretations of Dylan and Pete Seeger tunes with strong, more romantic and pop-based originals, usually written by Gene Clark in the band's early days. A few months later, their version of Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn!" became another number-one hit and instant classic, featuring more great chiming guitar lines and ethereal, interweaving harmonies. While their second LP (Turn! Turn! Turn!) wasn't as strong as their debut full-length, the band continued to move forward at a dizzying pace. In early 1966, the "Eight Miles High" single heralded the birth of psychedelia, with its drug-like (intentionally or otherwise) lyrical imagery, rumbling bassline, and a frenzied McGuinn guitar solo that took its inspiration from John Coltrane and Indian music.

The Byrds suffered a major loss right after "Eight Miles High" with the departure of Gene Clark, their primary songwriter and, along with McGuinn, chief lead vocalist. The reason for his resignation, ironically, was fear of flying, although other pressures were at work as well. "Eight Miles High," amazingly, would be their last Top 20 single; many radio stations banned the record for its alleged drug references, halting its progress at number 14. This ended the Byrds' brief period as commercial challengers to the Beatles, but they regrouped impressively in the face of the setbacks. With the band continuing as a quartet, McGuinn, Crosby, and Hillman would assume a much larger (actually, the entire) chunk of the songwriting responsibilities. The third album, Fifth Dimension, contained more groundbreaking folk-rock and psychedelia on tracks like "Fifth Dimension," "I See You," and "John Riley," although it (like several of their classic early albums) mixed sheer brilliance with tracks that were oddly half-baked or carelessly executed.

Younger Than Yesterday, (1967) which included the small hits "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" and "My Back Pages" (another Dylan cover), was another high point, Hillman and Crosby in particular taking their writing to a new level. In 1967, Crosby would assert a much more prominent role in the band, singing and writing some of his best material. He wasn't getting along so well with McGuinn and Hillman, though, and was jettisoned from the Byrds partway into the recording of The Notorious Byrd Brothers. Gene Clark, drafted back into the band as a replacement, left after only a few weeks, and by the end of 1967, Michael Clarke was also gone. Remarkably, in the midst of this chaos (not to mention diminishing record sales), they continued to sound as good as ever on Notorious. This was another effort that mixed electronic experimentation and folk-rock mastery with aplomb, with hints of a growing interest in country music.

As McGuinn and Hillman rebuilt the group one more time in early 1968, McGuinn mused upon the exciting possibility of a double album that would play as nothing less than a history of contemporary music, evolving from traditional folk and country to jazz and electronic music. Toward this end, he hired Gram Parsons, he has since said, to play keyboards. Under Parsons' influence, however, the Byrds were soon going full blast into country music, with Parsons taking a large share of the guitar and vocal chores. In 1968, McGuinn, Hillman, Parsons, and drummer Kevin Kelly recorded Sweetheart of the Rodeo, which was probably the first album to be widely labeled as country-rock.

Opinions as to the merits of Rodeo remain sharply divided among Byrds fans. Some see it as a natural continuation of the group's innovations; other bewail the loss of the band's trademark crystalline guitar jangle, and the short-circuited potential of McGuinn's most ambitious experiments. However one feels, there's no doubt that it marked the end, or at least a drastic revamping, of the "classic" Byrds sound of the 1965-1968 period (bookended by the Tambourine Man and Notorious albums). Parsons, the main catalyst for the metamorphosis, left the band after about six months, partially in objection to a 1968 Byrds tour of South Africa. It couldn't have helped, though, that McGuinn replaced several of Parsons' lead vocals on Rodeo with his own at the last minute, ostensibly due to contractual obstacles that prevented Parsons from singing on Columbia releases. (Some tracks with Parsons' lead vocals snuck on anyway, and a few others surfaced in the 1990s on the Byrds box set).

Chris Hillman left the Byrds by the end of 1968 to form the Flying Burrito Brothers with Parsons. Although McGuinn kept the Byrds going for about another five years with other musicians (most notably former country picker Clarence White), essentially the Byrds name was a front for Roger McGuinn and backing band. Opinions, again, remain sharply divided about the merits of latter-day Byrds albums. McGuinn was (and is) such an idiosyncratic and pleasurable talent that fans and critics are inclined to give him some slack; no one else plays the 12-string as well, he's a fine arranger, and his Lennon-meets-Dylan vocals are immediately distinctive. Yet aside from some good echoes of vintage Byrds like "Chestnut Mare," "Jesus Is Just Alright," and "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man," nothing from the post-1968 Byrds albums resonates with nearly the same effervescent quality and authority of their classic 1965-1968 period. This is partly because McGuinn is an erratic (though occasionally fine) songwriter; it's also because the Byrds at their peak were very much a unit of diverse and considerable talents, not just a front for their leader's ideas.

The Byrds' diminishing importance must have stung McGuinn doubly in light of the rising profiles of several Byrds alumni as the '60s turned into the '70s. David Crosby was a superstar with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Hillman, Parsons, and (for a while) Michael Clarke were taking country-rock further with the Flying Burrito Brothers; even Gene Clark, though he'd dropped out of sight commercially, was recording some respected country-rock albums on his own. The original quintet actually got back together for a one-off reunion album in 1973; though it made the Top 20, it was the first, and one of the most flagrant, examples of the futility of a great band reuniting in an attempt to recapture the lightning one last time.

The original Byrds continued to pursue solo careers and outside projects throughout the 1970s and 1980s. McGuinn, Clark, and Hillman had some success at the end of the 1970s with an adult contemporary variation on the Byrds' sound; in the 1980s, Crosby battled drug problems while Hillman enjoyed mainstream country success with the Desert Rose Band. The Byrds' legend was tarnished by squabbles over which members of the original lineup had the rights to use the Byrds name; for quite a while, drummer Michael Clarke even toured with a "Byrds" that featured no other original members. The Byrds were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991; Gene Clark died several months later, and Michael Clarke died in 1993, permanently scotching prospects of a reunion involving the original quintet. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography


Track List: There Is A Season

Disc 1

1. The Only Girl I Adore

2. Please Let Me Love You

3. Don't Be Long

4. The Airport Song

5. You Movin'

6. You Showed Me

7. Mr. Tambourine Man

8. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better

9. You Won't Have To Cry

10. Here Without You

11. The Bells Of Rhymney

12. All I Really Want To Do

13. I Knew I'd Want You

14. Chimes Of Freedom

15. She Has A Way

16. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

17. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

18. It Won't Be Wrong

19. Set You Free This Time

20. The World Turns All Around Her

21. The Day Walk (Never Before)

22. If You're Gone

23. The Times They Are A-Changin'

24. She Don't Care About Time

25. Stranger In A Strange Land

Disc 2

1. Eight Miles High

2. Why

3. 5D (Fifth Dimension)

4. Wild Mountain Thyme

5. Mr. Spaceman

6. I See You

7. What's Happening?!?!

8. I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)

9. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star

10. Have You Seen Her Face

11. Renaissance Fair

12. Time Between

13. Everybody's Been Burned

14. My Back Pages

15. It Happens Each Day

16. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Live)

17. Lady Friend

18. Old John Robertson

19. Goin' Back

20. Draft Morning

21. Wasn't Born To Follow

22. Tribal Gathering

23. Dolphin's Smile

24. Triad

25. Universal Mind Decoder

Disc 3

1. You Ain't Going Nowhere

2. I Am A Pilgrim

3. The Christian Life

4. You Don't Miss Your Water

5. Hickory Wind

6. One Hundred Years From Now

7. Lazy Days

8. Pretty Polly

9. This Wheel's On Fire

10. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man

11. Candy

12. Child Of The Universe

13. Pretty Boy Floyd (Live)

14. Buckaroo (Live)

15. King Apathy III (Live)

16. Sing Me Back Home (Live)

17. Lay Lady Lay

18. Oil In My Lamp

19. Tulsa County

20. Jesus Is Just Alright

21. Chestnut Mare

22. Just A Season

23. Kathleen's Song

24. All The Things

Disc 4

1. Lover Of The Bayou (Live)

2. Positively 4th Street (Live)

3. Old Blue (Live)

4. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (Live)

5. Ballad Of Easy Rider (Live)

6. You All Look Alike (Live)

7. Nashville West (Live)

8. Willin' (Live)

9. Black Mountain Rag (Soldier's Joy) (Live)

10. Baby What You Want Me To Do (Live)

11. I Trust (Live)

12. Take A Whiff On Me (Live)

13. Glory, Glory (Live)

14. Byrdgrass

15. Pale Blue

16. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician

17. Nothin' To It

18. Tiffany Queen

19. Farther Along

20. Bugler

21. Mr. Tambourine Man (Live)

22. Roll Over Beethoven (Live)

23. Full Circle

24. Changing Heart

25. Paths Of Victory

Disc 5

Track List: Preflyte

1. You Showed Me (Demo Version)

2. Here Without You (Demo Version)

3. She Has A Way (Demo Version)

4. The Reason Why (Demo Version)

5. For Me Again (Demo Version)

6. Boston (Demo Version)

7. You Movin' (Demo Version)

8. The Airport Song (Demo Version)

9. You Won't Have To Cry (Demo Version)

10. I Knew I'd Want You (Demo Version)

11. Mr. Tambourine Man (Demo Version)


Track List: Super Hits


Track List: 20 Essential Tracks From The Boxed Set - 1965-1990

1. Mr. Tambourine Man

2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better

3. All I Really Want To Do

4. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

5. 5D (Fifth Dimension)

6. Eight Miles High

7. Mr. Spaceman

8. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star

9. Have You Seen Her Face

10. Lady Friend

11. My Back Pages

12. Goin' Back

13. Ballad Of Easy Rider

14. Jesus Is Just Alright

15. Chestnut Mare

16. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician

17. He Was A Friend Of Mine

18. Paths Of Victory

19. From A Distance

20. Love That Never Dies


Track List: Farther Along

1. Tiffany Queen

2. Get Down Your Line

3. Farther Along

4. B.B. Class Road

5. Bugler

6. America's Great National Pastime

7. Antique Sandy

8. Precious Kate

9. So Fine

10. Lazy Waters

11. Bristol Steam Convention Blues

12. Lost My Drivin' Wheel

13. Born To Rock And Roll

14. Bag Full Of Money


Track List: Ballad Of Easy Rider

1. Ballad Of Easy Rider

2. Fido

3. Oil In My Lamp

4. Tulsa County

5. Jack Tarr The Sailor

6. Jesus Is Just Alright

7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

8. There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)

9. Gunga Din

10. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)

11. Armstrong, Aldrin And Collins

12. Way Beyond The Sun

13. Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood

14. Oil In My Lamp

15. Tulsa County

16. Fiddler A Dram (Moog Experiment)

17. Ballad Of Easy Rider

18. Build It Up


Track List: Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

1. You Ain't Going Nowhere

2. I Am A Pilgrim

3. The Christian Life

4. You Don't Miss Your Water

5. You're Still On My Mind

6. Pretty Boy Floyd

7. Hickory Wind

8. One Hundred Years From Now

9. Blue Canadian Rockies

10. Life In Prison

11. Nothing Was Delivered

12. You Got A Reputation

13. Lazy Days

14. Pretty Polly


Track List: The Notorious Byrd Brothers

1. Artificial Energy

2. Goin' Back

3. Natural Harmony

4. Draft Morning

5. Wasn't Born To Follow

6. Get To You

7. Change Is Now

8. Old John Robertson

9. Tribal Gathering

10. Dolphin's Smile

11. Space Odyssey

12. Moog Raga (Instrumental)

13. Bound To Fall (Instrumental)

14. Triad

15. Goin' Back (Version One)

16. Draft Morning (Alternate End)

17. Universal Mind Decoder (Instrumental)


Track List: Greatest Hits (Expanded)

1. Mr. Tambourine Man

2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better

3. The Bells Of Rhymney

4. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

5. All I Really Want To Do

6. Chimes Of Freedom

7. Eight Miles High

8. Mr. Spaceman

9. 5d (Fifth Dimension)

10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star

11. My Back Pages

12. It Won't Be Wrong

13. Set You Free This Time

14. Have You Seen Her Face


Track List: Fifth Dimension

1. 5d (Fifth Dimension)

2. Wild Mountain Thyme

3. Mr. Spaceman

4. I See You

5. What's Happening

6. I Come And Stand At Every Door

7. Eight Miles High

8. Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)

9. Captain Soul

10. John Riley

11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)

12. Why [Single Version]

13. I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)

14. Psychodrama City

15. Eight Miles High [Alternate-Rca Studios Version]

16. Why [Alternate-Rca Studios Version]

17. John Riley [Instrumental Version 1]


Track List: Mr. Tambourine Man

1. Mr. Tambourine Man

2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better

3. Spanish Harlem Incident

4. You Won't Have To Cry

5. Here Without You

6. The Bells Of Rhymney

7. All I Really Want To Do

8. I Knew I'd Want You

9. It's No Use

10. Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe

11. Chimes Of Freedom

12. We'll Meet Again

13. She Has A Way

14. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Alternate Version)

15. It's No Use (Alternate Version)

16. You Won't Have To Cry (Alternate Version)

17. All I Really Want To Do (Single Version)

18. You And Me (Instrumental)


Track List: (Untitled) /(Unissued)

Disc 1

1. Lover Of The Bayou (Live)

3. Nashville West (Live)

10. All The Things

13. Just A Season

Disc 2

1. All The Things

4. Kathleen's Song

9. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (Live)


Track List: Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde

1. This Wheel's On Fire

2. Old Blue

3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me

4. Child Of The Universe

5. Nashville West

6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man

7. King Apathy III

8. Candy

9. Bad Night At The Whiskey

10. Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do

11. Stanley's Song

12. Lay Lady Lay (Alternative Version)

13. This Wheel's On Fire (Version One)

14. Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do (Alternate Version - Take 1)

15. Nashville West (Alternate Version)


Track List: Live In Holland 1971

1. Lover Of The Bayou (Live In Holland, 1971)

2. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Live In Holland, 1971)


Track List: Setlist: The Very Best Of The Byrds LIVE

1. Lover Of The Bayou (Live)

9. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Live)

11. Pretty Boy Floyd (Live)


Track List: The Preflyte Sessions

Disc 1

6. Don't Be Long

13. Please Let Me Love You

14. The Airport Song

Disc 2

1. The Only Girl I Adore


Track List: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Remastered)

1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

2. It Won't Be Wrong

3. Set You Free This Time

4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune

5. He Was A Friend Of Mine

6. World Turns All Around Her

7. Satisfied Mind

8. If You're Gone

9. The Times They Are A-Changin'

10. Wait And See

11. Oh! Susannah

12. Day Walk (Never Before)

13. She Don't Care About Time (Single Version)

14. The Times They Are A-Changin' (First Version)

15. It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Version 1)

16. She Don't Care About Time (Version 1)

17. World Turns All Around Her (Alternate Mix)

18. Stranger In A Strange Land


Track List: Younger Than Yesterday

1. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star

2. Have You Seen Her Face

3. CTA-102

4. Renaissance Fair

5. Time Between

6. Everybody's Been Burned

7. Thoughts And Words

8. Mind Gardens

9. My Back Pages

10. The Girl With No Name

11. Why

12. It Happens Each Day

13. Don't Make Waves

14. My Back Pages (Alternate Version)

15. Mind Gardens (Alternate Version)

16. Lady Friend

17. Old John Robertson (Single Version)


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Grew up in the sixties good times wish I could go back great music miss those days
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This is a great album for sure. I give the edge to Younger Than Yesterday however. The group was on the commercial downslide at the time. But with Crosby and Hillman coming into their own as songwriters, this album is one you will listen to over and over.
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My Mom was a symphonic musician who loved all types of music, but the earliest rock was her favorite. She took me to see the Byrds in 1968 when they played Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, about two months before I went off and joined the Navy! She also took me to see others such as the Animals, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, and many, many more! My Mother was the one who nurtured the love of rock-and-rol l in my soul!
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The Byrds--Draft Morning--Alm o s t forgot the Byrds had a political side to go with Chestnut Mare. Have to put on Notorious Byrd Brothers right now!
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Seems like Roger McQuinn had quite an ego. Crosby and GP did quite well without him, and to replace GP's vocals with his own is just wrong. Egos have messed up quite a few bands, a lot of creativity going in different directions.
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I wanna grow up to be a politician and be the old US of A's number one man. LOL!
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Love the Byrds but anyone that thinks they were even close to Dylan in influence loses my respect immediately.
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What a great group of my generation.C h i m e s of Freedom.
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He'll of a song says a lot. U just have to listen.
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I'm 58 years old and I now realize how incredibly good this music was !
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Time & time its all we've got.
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Eight miles high
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I'm not sure if you are not the old head I'm 51and although this music speaks to me I still love the offspring Green day
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I was so much older then I'm younger than that now
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So you want to be a rock n roll star !!
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'Turn! Turn! Turn!' is a rare case when a group's most popular song is their best effort. Love the Byrds, but their singles were better than their albums, and TTT was the best of the lot...althou g h , these days, I have a particular affection for I Wanna Grow Up to be a Politician (and Take Over this beautiful Land).
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The Byrds' first five albums were a massive influence on much of the indie/altern a t i v e rock that has been released since late 1970s. Everybody talks about the influence bands like the Beatles, Velvet Underground, and Stooges had on indie rock and deservedly so, but the Byrds rank right there with those bands in terms of importance.
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@fontanarama 2 0 1 3 - more like gave birth to good but lesser things (or in the case of CS&N, generally more annoying things).
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The Byrds and The Airplane they fly down in Monterey by Eric Burdon and Animals
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Heard what was left of the group at a venue in Salt Lake City in the 80s. Great memories!!
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I was abducted by aliens once. They stopped short of the anal probe, thank goodness.
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The Byrds one of America's best rock bands along with The Doors Beachboys CCR Paul Revere& Raiders Airplane turtles
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The ears are magically delicious, f**got.
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Tulsa County...
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Left an indelible legacy... gave birth to greater things...
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@mychickenbu t t f d s Probably under The Animals, mate.
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Were is house of the rising sun
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Years ago, when TV series Northern Exposure had Maurice Minnifield in a property boundary line fight with a neighbor over an Old Tree, things got very vocal as MM threatened to cut it down. Eventually, he found that Old Tree was dying and the wind out of the dispute. Taking cuttings from Old Tree, MM wished the seedlings well, as The Byrds' Turn, Turn, Turn! played over the closing credits.;)
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Folkies who went into a theater to see Hard Day's Night and came out rockers!
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Nice job boys
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Is it really FIFTY years for Turn 3x. Hasn't aged a bit!...possi b l y the best radio single ever written. Who's idea was that little hesitation/p a u s e at the end--brillia n t .
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Obsessed much.Maybe alabastervil l s 0 would feel more at home in Nazi Germany."Big Smile "
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Sounds like alabastervil l s 0 needs a hug,from a python.Remin d s me of that character in "Joe"with Peter Boyle.
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I've been a passionate Byrds fan since MTM. But IMHO Roger who is a hero of mine gets far more than his fair share of the credit of what made Byrds fans Byrds fans. Every member of the original Byrds brought something to the table. The original Byrds are an example of the sum being far more then the individual parts.
No way even with the amazing talent of Clarence White could any other group named The Byrds match up
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What about Hey Mr. Spaceman?
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The Byrds, more than anyone else, have left a HUGE impact and changed everything we know about music
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This is a very informing bit of history. I grew up in that era so its nice to see that the "old" standards are validated by the new bies. Thanks.
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An excellent bio noting the mixed critical appraisals of the band. I think it's a little harsh on the late 60s early 70s period. I remember laughing to I Wanna Grow Up to be a Politician-- u n f o r t u n a t e l y , the song is just as relevant today. And Chestnut Mare may be a piece of nonsense, but everyone I know loves it--it must touch some very deep chord. And a shoutout to the earlier Wasn't Born to Follow--a perfect rendition of the originally banal King/Goffin original.
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John too soon you were taken from us.

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Thank you Pandora. You keep my memory going. Its12:59am i got happy then hungry now getting sleepy. Going to my dream world. If there people out who loves Pandora let me know. PEASE AND LIVE LIFE LIKE THERE NO TOMORROW. Zzzzzzzzzz
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I traveled the coffee house folk music circuit in the 60's with Lewis and Dolgoff who attained modest success and they cut a mean harmony and 12 string. We were young hippies, beats or freaks (countercult u r e hits it) and Dylan and The Byrds were a huge influence. Your bio reflects their true worth historically . The real freaks never gave up or coped out, we are still here pushin alarms and dialing wake up calls even to the deaf an dumb. Handing on and handing in and yellin our asses off.

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