The Byrds
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/976x549/p01bqfdz.jpg
1964
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/2819834e-4e08-47b0-a2c4-b7672318e8f0
The Byrds The Byrds The Byrds The Byrds

Biography

The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member, until the ...

Read more




Tracks

Sort by

The Byrds
So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqfdz.jpg
link
So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqfdz.jpg
link
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)
Add music you love and enjoy it


Biography

The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones for a short period (1965–66), the Byrds are today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Initially, they pioneered the musical genre of folk rock, melding the influence of the Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music. As the 1960s progressed, the band was also influential in originating psychedelic rock, raga rock, and country rock.

The band's signature blend of clear harmony singing and McGuinn's jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar has continued to be influential on popular music up to the present day. Among the band's most enduring songs are their cover versions of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)", along with the self-penned originals, "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better", "Eight Miles High", "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star", "Ballad of Easy Rider" and "Chestnut Mare".

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia.It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.
Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss