The Byrds

What Byrdman Is Celebrating A Birthday Today? [VIDEOS]
Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. Happy Birthday, Roger McGuinn. Check out his vocals and Dylan’s far-out lyrics on ‘My Back Pages’ and a video Roger filmed in 1967. It shows the Byrds arriving at Heathrow airport and traveling through London...
Classic Rock Merle Haggard Covers [VIDEOS]
What do The Grateful Dead, Keith Richards, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Fogerty and The Byrds have in common? They all covered Merle Haggard who poetically died two days ago on his birthday. Take a listen to classic rock legends covering the honky tonk legend.
Happy Birthday, Roger McGuinn [VIDEO]
James Joseph McGuinn III was born on July 13, 1942. He changed his name to Roger in 1967 after it was suggested by the founder of a spiritual association he was exploring at the time because it would better "vibrate with the universe." McGuinn developed innovative styles of playing…
The Byrds Increase 12 String Guitar Sales 49 Years Ago
This week in 1965, The Byrds "Mr. Tambourine Man” hit the music charts eventually making it up to #6 on the singles charts. The song was written and recorded earlier by Bob Dylan. Roger McGuinn who went by Jim back then introduce many young guitar players  to the 12 string guitar…
46 Years Ago: David Crosby Fired from the Byrds
The Laurel Canyon sound of the '60s and '70s was all about smooth harmonies and peaceful, easy feelings, but the bands making the music were notorious for their constantly shifting lineups and behind-the-scenes turmoil. Case in point: the Byrds, who announced founding member David Crosby&a…
The Byrds Flying High In 1965
Here’s a flashback that goes way back. We’re talking 1965, an old folk song based on versus from Bible in the book Ecclesiastes the single “Turn, Turn, Turn” by The Byrds hits the music charts ends up at #1 for three weeks.