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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.

‘They didn’t understand’: Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments

‘They didn’t understand’: Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments

Roger McGuinn doesn’t have a problem with people calling the early Byrds efforts “folk rock.” Just don’t label later experiments like “Eight Miles High” as “psychedelic.” There’s more to them than that.

‘It was just a thrill to play’: Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ breakthrough Bob Dylan interpretation

‘It was just a thrill to play’: Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ breakthrough Bob Dylan interpretation

The Byrds’ breakthrough single, a charttopping 1965 version of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” came to them almost by accident — and created quite a rift along the way.

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

Throughout 1965-66, David Crosby and the Byrds were running neck and neck with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones commercially. And then, Crosby says, the Fab Four did something that blew him away.

Coke Weed – Back To Soft (2013)

Coke Weed – Back To Soft (2013)

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and I’m standing in a foot of snow. It’s dark, cold, and windy, and while I try to fight my way through the blowing snow with an oversized barn shovel, I remember that I stood in this exact same spot a few short months ago…

New Music Monday: Neil Young, Jellyfish, Nightwish, Rod Stewart, Bloodgood, the Byrds, Deep Purple

New Music Monday: Neil Young, Jellyfish, Nightwish, Rod Stewart, Bloodgood, the Byrds, Deep Purple

Fans get an opportunity to explore intimate, revealing live music from both Neil Young and Jellyfish this week, though the sessions took place decades apart.

Almost Hits: Cherokee, “Girl I’ve Got News For You” (1971)

Almost Hits: Cherokee, “Girl I’ve Got News For You” (1971)

Prior to switching their name to Cherokee, these guys were known as the Robbs and experienced a sizeable degree of fame during the ’60s as the houseband on Dick Clark’s fantastic “Where The Action Is!” television show.

The Byrds, Moby Grape, Zombies, Buckinghams – 60s Collector Classics Volume Two (1985)

The Byrds, Moby Grape, Zombies, Buckinghams – 60s Collector Classics Volume Two (1985)

Released back in the day when vinyl was still king, although compact discs were rapidly gaining ground and would soon seize the throne

On Second Thought: The Byrds – Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde (1969)

So many changes had occurred in the Byrds camp since they formed in 1964 and then wowed the pop world a year later by spearheading a new stripe of music coined folk rock