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Celebrating 50 years of The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album

Bob Harris marks 50 years of The Byrds' country rock masterpiece Sweetheart of the Rodeo and tracks its influence.

The Byrds' "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" album is 50 years old and tonight Bob traces its influence with songs from Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams and more, including a vintage live session from Jason Isbell.

Highly controversial on its initial 1968 release, "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" has come to be recognised as the first country rock album.

57 minutes

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  • Poco

    And Settlin' Down

    • The Forgotten Trail (1969-74) CD2.
    • Epic/Legacy.
    • 5.
  • The Byrds

    You Ain't Going Nowhere

    • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo.
    • Colombia Legacy.
    • 1.
  • Bob Dylan

    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

    • John Wesley Harding.
    • Columbia.
    • 12.
  • Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris

    Love Hurts

    • GP / Grievous Angel.
    • Reprise.
    • 18.
  • Neil Young

    Old Man

    • Harvest.
    • Reprise.
    • 6.
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Keep On The Sunny Side

    • Will The Circle Be Unboken CD1.
    • Capitol.
    • 2.
  • Uncle Tupelo

    No Depression

    • No Depression.
    • Colombia/Legacy.
    • 4.
  • The Jayhawks

    Blue

    • Tomorrow The Green Grass.
    • American Recordings.
    • 1.
  • Ryan Adams

    When The Stars Go Blue

    • Gold.
    • Lost Highway.
    • 7.
  • Lucinda Williams

    Can't Let Go

    • Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.
    • Mercury Records Limited.
    • 7.
  • Levon Helm

    The Mountain

    • Dirt Farmer.
    • Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard Records.
    • 3.
  • Jason Isbell

    Hope The High Road (Bob Harris Country Session, 15.06.2017)

  • Big State

    Bourbon

    • The Stuff Of Legends.
    • Big Beard.
    • 3.

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