The Byrds

American rock band. Formed 1964. Disbanded 1973
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The Byrds Biography (Wikipedia)

The Byrds were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member. 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 in the mid-1960s, the Byrds are today considered by critics to be nearly as influential as those bands. Their signature blend of clear harmony singing and McGuinn's jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar was "absorbed into the vocabulary of rock" and has continued to be influential.

Initially, the band pioneered the musical genre of folk rock as a popular format in 1965, by melding the influence of the Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music on their debut album and the hit singles "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!". As the 1960s progressed, the band was influential in originating psychedelic rock and raga rock, with their song "Eight Miles High" and the albums Fifth Dimension (1966), Younger Than Yesterday (1967) and The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968). They also played a pioneering role in the development of country rock, with the 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo representing their fullest immersion into the genre.

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Mr Tambourine Man
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Chestnut Mare
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Chestnut Mare
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All I Really Want to Do
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All I Really Want to Do
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Turn Turn Turn
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Turn Turn Turn
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The Bells of Rhymney
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The Bells of Rhymney
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So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
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So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
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Wasn't Born to Follow
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Wasn't Born to Follow
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Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
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Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
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Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)
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Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)
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Mr. Spaceman
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Mr. Spaceman
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I See You
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