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The Byrds


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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Byrds co-founder Chris Hillman salutes Tom Petty with 'Wildflowers'

“This is for Tom,” Chris Hillman announced from the stage of the Troubadour in West Hollywood, and that’s all he said before launching into his rendition of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” three weeks after Petty died unexpectedly on Oct. 2 at age 66. A…

via LA Times at February 16, 2018

Annabel Allum dazzles in "Beat the Birds" Video [Exclusive]

Guildford, UK-based Annabel Allum has offered up the video to her raucous single "Beat the Birds," and we're excited to share it here exclusively today. Allum released her EP All That For What last year, off of which songs like "Rich Background"…

via EARMILK at February 14, 2018

Becky & The Birds impresses with dreamy debut ‘Holding On’

Straight out of Sweden, "Holding On' is one of the most exciting first releases for a long time.

via The Line of Best Fit at February 6, 2018

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