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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, until the group disbanded in 1973. 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-60s, the Byrds are today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Their signature blend of clear harmony singing and McGuinn's jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar was immediately absorbed into the vocabulary of popular music and has continued to be influential up to the present day.

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Country-rock pioneer and Byrds founder Chris Hillman honors Tom Petty's legacy at the Troubadour

It was supposed to be an album release bash for a key member of several influential bands, not a posthumous salute to one of his most admired disciples. But circumstances were such that Chris Hillman’s homecoming show Monday night at the Troubadour…

via LA Times at October 24, 2017

Chris Hillman of The Byrds' Latest Solo Album May Contain Tom Petty's Final Recordings

Chris Hillman was quick to remember his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mate Tom Petty on Tuesday -- and with good reason. Petty produced...

via Billboard at October 4, 2017

Byrds Legend Chris Hillman Premieres Tom Petty-Produced 'Bidin' My Time' Album: Exclusive

Chris Hillman's new album, the Tom Petty-produced Bidin' My Time, premiering exclusively below, "really fell into my lap"...

via Billboard at September 19, 2017

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