Byrds- Turn Turn Turn- Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman

In a 13-month period centered in Summer 1966, Los Angeles-based band The Byrds recorded and released three evolutionary albums which wrested the world’s focus from the tidal wave of British Invasion bands led by The Beatles. The members of the original Byrds – singer/songwriter/electric 12-string guitar player Roger (Jim) McGuinn, singer/songwriter David Crosby, the late singer/songwriter Gene Clark, bass player Chris Hillman, & the late drummer Michael Clarke – were always unabashed in their acknowledgment of their influences, equal parts American folk singers, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles.  

Yet instead of being hopelessly derivative, somehow they ended up being one of the greatest imprints on both the form and substance of rock and country music to this day. McGuinn, Crosby, and Hillman join me in this rare classic rock interview covering the first four Byrds albums Mr Tambourine Man, Fifth Dimension , Turn Turn Turn, and Younger Than Yesterday .- Redbeard

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