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Deep Cuts: Byrds legend Gene Clark’s ‘Strength of Strings,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘Lonely Saturday,’ others

Deep Cuts: Byrds legend Gene Clark’s ‘Strength of Strings,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘Lonely Saturday,’ others

Gene Clark, a founding member of the Byrds and one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most intriguing troubadours, has always been suspended in the gray area between obscurity and popularity.

Movies: The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

Movies: The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

This newly released documentary on the ex-Byrds singer-songwriter Gene Clark is not only very much welcome, but long overdue.

New Music Monday: Keith Jarrett, Black Sabbath, Gene Clark, Big Star, Townes Van Zandt, Nick Lowe

New Music Monday: Keith Jarrett, Black Sabbath, Gene Clark, Big Star, Townes Van Zandt, Nick Lowe

Keith Jarrett on guitar? Yes, Keith Jarrett on guitar, as well as bass and drums. Also, Black Sabbath back on stage with Ozzy Osbourne. Which one do you think has more overdubs?

Gene Clark – Here Tonight: The White Light Demos (2013)

Gene Clark – Here Tonight: The White Light Demos (2013)

Gene Clark was ever restless, the constant traveler, from his sudden departure after a stirring two-year tenure with the Byrds into solo career that careened from one style to another, to his untimely alcohol-fueled end at just 46.

Desert Island Discs: Cover Songs Edition

On this particular island, there will be sun and sand — but nary an original artist. Join us, as we query our intrepid panel on its must-have cover songs for their fateful journey.

Something Else! Interview: Joel Larson, co-founder of the Grass Roots

Drummer Joel Larson, a founding member of the Grass Roots, isn’t part of the group’s current line up — but he was on board for their most memorable accomplishments

Best of May 2012: Reader picks include King Crimson, Squackett, Styx – but no Beatles

Progressive music simply dominated the Top 10 for May 2012, as readers celebrated new music (and interviews!) from Squackett, UK, Asia and Spectrum Road.

Something Else! Interview: Gene Clark, co-founder of the Byrds

Something Else! Interview: Gene Clark, co-founder of the Byrds

May 24 marks the sad anniversary of the passing of Byrds cofounder Gene Clark, whose early death couldn’t overshadow a remarkable stint as the band’s principal songwriter in the mid-1960s.