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The Byrds, “Mr. Tambourine Man” from The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need (2014): One Track Mind

The Byrds, “Mr. Tambourine Man” from The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need (2014): One Track Mind

Exploring the curious history, and enduring magic, of a Bob Dylan remake by the Byrds from the upcoming ‘Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need.’

‘It was like a dream': For the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, association with Bob Dylan went way past ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’

‘It was like a dream': For the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, association with Bob Dylan went way past ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’

McGuinn remembers favorite moments from their ’70s collaborations.

‘We could make really good music together': Two Byrds want a reunion; Roger McGuinn does not

‘We could make really good music together': Two Byrds want a reunion; Roger McGuinn does not

David Crosby and Chris Hillman still wrestle with McGuinn’s solo ambitions.

‘It just popped up': Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ happenstance beginnings

‘It just popped up': Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ happenstance beginnings

Slowly, but surely, something magical was happening.

‘He doesn’t want to do it': David Crosby appeals to Roger McGuinn for long-awaited Byrds reunion

‘He doesn’t want to do it': David Crosby appeals to Roger McGuinn for long-awaited Byrds reunion

The surviving members of the Byrds haven’t appeared together since 2000.

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.