Friday, June 8, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
ROLLING STONE 4.06.2018
The Byrds' Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman will mark the 50th anniversary of the band's pioneering country-rock album Sweetheart of the Rodeo with a tour that begins this summer. Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will also join McGuinn and Hillman onstage, where the Byrds duo will perform songs and tell the stories behind the 1968 LP, one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. "Driven by new member Gram Parsons, the Byrds nailed a bold Nashville classicism, dressing Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard songs in steel guitar and rock & roll drive," Rolling Stone wrote in 2012. "The results set the stage for country rock."
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The famous concert by The Byrds at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on July 7th, 1970, is planned for release on July 20th, 2018 on another in the "grey zone" semi-legal CD.
The complete concert was first released in 1990 on a green vinyl triple LP on the Swingin' Pig label. It was simultaneously released on a double CD by the same label. It was later re-released in various forms and formats since then.
Please note that the semi-legal semi-bootleggers used a picture of the wrong lineup with John York on the front cover found on an online shop - the bass player is of course Clyde "Skip" Battin.
From another source (another webshop), another front cover was printed.
We just learned of the passing of Randy Scruggs on April 18th, 2018.
Randy Scruggs, as a member of The Scruggs Family, appeared alongside The Byrds on the "Earl Scruggs, His Family And Friends" LP and movie.
Two songs were performed: "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and "Nothin' To It".
Also appearing on the movie and LP with Randy Scruggs were Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Joan Baez and more...
The Byrds segments are here (excerpts from the movie):
Sunday, May 27, 2018
AN EVENING WITH JOHN YORK
Benefit Concert for the Prison Library Project
Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:00pm
The Claremont Forum
568 West First St. Claremont CA 91711
Tickets are available at: 909-626-3066
3 Bs….Byrds, Beatles and the Band
Sunday June 24th, 7pm, $20
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001