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Los Angeles, United States (1964 – 1973)

The Byrds were a popular American band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. They are considered one of the most important and influential bands of the 19.

Their music bridged the gaps between the socially and spiritually conscious music of Bob Dylan, the studio trickery of The Beach Boys, and the sardonic rock of The Beatles. Some of their trademark songs include pop versions of Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man and Pete Seeger’s Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season), and the originals I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better, and Eight Miles High. Throughout their career they helped forge such subgenres as , , , , and – on their 1968 classic Sweetheart Of The Rodeo inviting Gram Parsons on rhythm guitar.

The original lineup consisted of Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Michael Clarke, Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark. After several line-up changes (with lead singer/guitarist McGuinn as the only consistent member), they broke up in 1973.

In 1991 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and several band members have launched successful solo careers after leaving the group.

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  • Toulorge

    Hickory Wind should be in the top 3.

    16 Apr 11:59pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    "Such a good Bob Dylan cover band." Heh, I assume that's you taking the piss since you seem to be a fan but it's sad and shocking how many people think that's all the Byrds were.

    13 Apr 8:02pm Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    They are immortal because they flew so high.

    14 Feb 10:50pm Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    Such a good Bob Dylan cover band

    9 Feb 7:22pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    слушать их на протяжении долгого времени очень скучно, альбомы у них очень неровные, но звучок у них таки характерный

    8 Feb 6:43am Reply
  • sls

    frickin sweet cover of "O Susannah"... going to louisiana myself this month

    4 Feb 4:58am Reply
  • amelymelo

    Un Byrds le "matin" fait toujours du bien.

    17 Jan 2:21pm Reply
  • vizsla826

    Probably The most underrated thing with the classic rock tag. Also Younger then Yesterday is awesome.

    11 Jan 4:54pm Reply
  • theguitar

    Sweetheart of the Rodeo is one all of my all time favs

    1 Jan 2:19am Reply
  • Nakkinak

    Notorious Byrd Brothers is incredible [2]

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Try singing "My Back Pages" lyrics as loud as you can. It's quite rather exhilarating to do so. Dylan never sounded this sincere in my opinion.

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Roflcopter_Down

    agreed, 1973 has some great covers and an eery end of times feeling to it

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    Listening to "Byrds" (1973) right now... To be honest, I enjoy their later albums just as much as their biggest classics from the sixties. The Byrds were such an incredible band.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Such brilliant scintillating music, The Byrds make life worth living.

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    They really were "the best dressed band around".

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • intotheskyline

    All there songs are good

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better and She Has A Way <3

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • star_shaped_man

    They were massive in the 60's! The spirit of the Byrds lives on every time you here a jangly guitar riff.

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    Underrated? I wouldn't say so... Underappreciated by most of today's generation? Yes. It's up to us to spread the word. Personally, I'm doing all I can... :D

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Fishmonk

    Way underrated

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
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