The Byrds released their third LP “Fifth Dimension” on July 18, 1966. Most of th…

Written by on July 18, 2018


The Byrds released their third LP “Fifth Dimension” on July 18, 1966. Most of the album was recorded following the February 1966 departure of the band’s principal songwriter Gene Clark so the majority of the songwriting went to guitarists Jim McGuinn and David Crosby. Even with the two writing, they recorded four cover versions and an instrumental. It was however the first by The Byrds not to include any songs written by Bob Dylan, whose material had previously been a mainstay of the band’s repertoire.

Fifth Dimension was widely regarded as the band’s most experimental album to date and is today considered influential in originating the musical genre of psychedelic rock. It was also the first time the bands logo appeared with the psychedelic artwork.

Can you remember the first time you heard this album? Was it 52 years ago today when it was released?

Happy 52nd Birthday to The Byrds LP “Fifth Dimension”!!




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