Byrds

4 Dec 1965, The Byrds started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’ the group’s second No.1. A No.26 hit in the UK. Unlike their first chart topper, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, the entire band was allowed to play on the recording, instead of studio musicians. https://youtu.be/W4ga_M5Zdn4 The […]

Happy 79th birthday to Roger McGuinn, guitar, vocals, The Byrds, born 13 July 1942 (1965 US & UK No.1 single ‘Mr Tambourine Man’). He was the only member of The Byrds to play on the hit, the others being session players. He toured with Bob Dylan in 1975 and 1976 as part of Dylan’s Rolling […]

26 June 1965, The Byrds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. Only Roger McGuinn from the band played on the song, the drummer Hal Blaine who played on the track also played on ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. https://youtu.be/f7eJSdpMEnI The Byrds — Mr. Tambourine Man […]

Happy 78th birthday to Roger McGuinn, born 13 July 1942 guitar, vocals, The Byrds, (1965 US & UK No.1 single 'Mr Tambourine Man'). He was the only member of The Byrds to play on the hit, the others being session players. He toured with Bob Dylan in 1975 and 1976 as part of Dylan's Rolling […]

26 June 1965, The Byrds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. Only Roger McGuinn from the band played on the song, drummer Hal Blaine who played on the track also played on ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. https://youtu.be/fUSeJtqHIKE Mr Tambourine Man The Byrds Stereo HiQ […]

24th July 1965, The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song 'Mr Tambourine Man'. The first Bob Dylan song to reach No.1. The Byrds' recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its […]


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