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Book Review

The Byrds: 1964-1967

Read "The Byrds: 1964-1967" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Byrds: 1964- 1967 Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman & David Crosby 400 Pages ISBN: # 978-1947026629 BMG Books 2022 In its size, weight and length, The Byrds 1964-1967 is the prototypical coffee table item/gift book. But even as the comparatively narrow time frame it covers would seem to belie the heft of nearly nine pounds within the eleven by thirteen-inch hardcovers, its team of curators headed by award-winning writer, researcher, and music historian ...

Album Review

The Byrds: Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971

Read "Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971" reviewed by Doug Collette

Rescued from a tape that had sat forgotten in Roger McGuinn's climatized garage for decades,The Byrds Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971 contains a complete concert from the fabled London venue including two encores that, as part of this well-recorded 77-plus minute CD, effectively summarize the career of this seminal American rock band. Anyone who becomes familiar with the history of The Byrds will inevitably encounter mention that this seminal American group had its shortcomings as a performing unit, but ...

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