Byrds-Younger Than Yesterday- Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman

In a 24-month period beginning in Summer 1965, Los Angeles-based band The Byrds recorded and released four 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 ManTurn Turn Turn,  Fifth Dimension  and Younger Than Yesterday  in 1967. – Redbeard

Above L-R David Crosby, the late Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn.