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They were a Mid-60s British R’n’B group fronted by singer Ali Mackenzie (including future Jeff Beck Group, Faces and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood), who released 4 (effectively double A sided) singles.

The Birds were aheard of their time with their loud primitive sound yet ironically did not release any albums. All their works are best captured on the must own compilation entitled “A collectors guide to the rare British Birds.” Their contempories included The Pretty Things, The Yardbirds, The Creation, The Who, The Others and The Rolling Stones.

Ali Mackenzie now fronts The Ali Mac Band. You can hear Ali without or without his band routinely performing at the Eel Pie Club and The Crawdaddy Club in South West London. While Ronnie Wood still plays with the Rolling Stones.


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  • nicorebel

    Fabtastic band - everyone should own "The Collectors guide to the rare British Birds"

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • dabnotu

    ladystardonna: that would be that amazing 60s group known as The Zombies, & they would be currently i.e. in 2010 on tour... amazingly true!

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • whythe60shateus

    fuck my do i have the bYrds?

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • Zagga_Aggaz

    интересно, если это и birds from 60s, то где же тогда японско-норвежские Birds, и какого черта тут их альбом Birds Birds Birds in the World ???????

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ladystardonna

    Heard a song can't remem"ber who did it..."what's your name...who's your he rich like me? Has he taken any time to show.. to whow you how to live?" "it's the time of the season for loving" Anyone tell me the name or artist?

    14 Feb 2010 Reply
  • M-Phase-I-Saw

    Eagles => Birds? How does that happen?

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • acideater

    or not... XO

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • VelBer

    Byrds, Birds, Eagles. All the same xD

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Dronstery

    I need to get more Birds songs!

    10 Nov 2009 Reply
  • thetrogg

    the burts?

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • JamesMcNulty

    You`ve to love them Birds...

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • balzadelia

    sort out your tags , this is the birds not the byrds

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
  • acideater

    this isnt the BYRDS... this is the BIRDS, the british band... btw the birds from ron wood (the same from rolling stones nowadays) is a lot better than the byrds =P

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • MarryGoRound

    Pero...que es esto? Mr. Tambourine man?

    26 Sep 2008 Reply
  • joey7654321

    Both sides of their first 4 singles + original demos + + alt versions + unissued tracks are all on "Collectors' Guide To Rare British Birds" .(Mistagged by [no surprises there, then])

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Psycho_snacky

    Strangely, the song No Good Without You is done by two different Birds: One is from UK and the other is from Australia.

    12 Dec 2007 Reply
  • jd35

    I need to get more Birds songs! I heard them on the Nuggets Vol. 2 and I love it!

    21 Sep 2007 Reply
  • MoDtovoi

    The Birds no son los Byrds!!! por dios! un respeto! jajaja Turn Turn Turn? Eight Miles High? Mr Tambourine Man? son buenos temas... pero estos Birds son británicos!

    22 Mar 2007 Reply
  • meanmrmustard

    Half of these are Byrds songs.. haha

    2 Jul 2006 Reply
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