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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. Initially, they pioneered the musical genre of folk rock, melding the influence of the Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music. As the 1960s progressed, the band was also influential in originating psychedelic rock, raga rock, and country rock.

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Mary Lattimore / Elysse Thebner Miller: And the Birds Flew Overhead

Mention the harp, and it conjures images of angels aloft at the gates of heaven. Despite a CV that includes the likes of Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, and Sharon Van Etten, the harpist Mary Lattimore has her work cut out for her, as far as escaping the…

via Pitchfork at May 27, 2017

Poppy Ackroyd's Deft Sketches Illuminate 'The Birds'

Precious, sparse neo-classical pieces with an organic beauty...Poppy Ackroyd has a quiet sense of individuality. A composer of real talent, she's able to work in softly advancing measures, tackling each project with real finesse. Lauded by the likes…

via Unknown at May 25, 2017

Soul Serenade: Jewel Akens, “The Birds And The Bees”

Jewel Akens was a one-hit wonder, but what a hit it was

via Pop Dose at April 20, 2017

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