Byrds

The Byrds 4th single, "Turn! Turn! Turn!" entered the Billboard charts for the first time on Oct. 23, 1965 at #81. It would stay on the charts for a total of 14 weeks. The song was the second #1 for the band after their 2nd single "Mr. Tambourine Man". It would also be their last […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn is celebrating his 76th birthday today. His birth name was James Joseph McGuinn III. He is best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist on many of The Byrds’ records. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with The Byrds. When […]

…”battle lines being drawn”……. By the time The Byrds played the Monterey Pop Festival, David Crosby was becoming more ‘persona non gratis’ in the band. And he knew it. So David decided to join his friend Stephen Stills on stage during Buffalo Springfield’s show at the festival on Sunday. It may have been as they […]


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