Saturday, August 12, 2017

New book about Roger McGuinn and The Byrds

Roger McGuinn's ex-wife Dolores DeLeon (aka Ianthe McGuinn aka Ianthe Tickner aka Dolores Tickner), has just published a book titled

"In The Winds - My Life With Roger McGuinn And The Byrds"

It is generally considered very interesting by people who read it, as it sheds a different light on The Byrds and its leader's cahotic existence.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Skip Battin's Italian LPs to be released on CD at last...with bonus live CD

From Italy (via our regular correspondent Jean-Pierre M.) comes the news that both Skip Battin LPs that were released in Italy only during the 80s will soon be released on one CD, along with a 1988 live concert featuring Skip Battin and John York, which was until now only available on a bootleg CDR.

The title of this new CD is "Skip Battin's Italian Dream" and the content will be as follows:

Skip Battin - Navigator (Appaloosa 1981)

Skip Battin - Don't Go Crazy (Appaloosa 1984)

Family Tree (Skip Battin and John York with Beppe D'Angelo and Ricky Mantoan) - Live In Bolzano 1988

The CD comes with a 14 page booklet with many never seen before pictures, and liner notes in Italian (except for a one-page tribute interview with Gene Parsons).

Sunday, August 6, 2017

New DAVID CROSBY album out on September 29, 2017

David Crosby releases “Sky Trails”, his newest album on September 29, 2017. 

New material co-written with friends Michael McDonald and Joni Mitchell.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Desert Rose Band collector's item

For collectors among you Byrds fans, there currently is a sealed, rare DRB sampler for sale on eBay.

It features an alternate, different version of "She Don't Love Nobody".

I'm not connected in any way to the seller.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Requiem For The Timeless Vol. 2

John Rogan's new book just landed in my mailbox minutes ago...weeks of good reading ahead...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Gene Clark Sings For You...or does he?

Our regular visitor (and long time pen- and cyber friend) Mike M. from England has just spotted on an upcoming release list that on October 13th Omnivore Records are releasing an album titled 'Gene Clark Sings For You' - the elusive recordings hopefully...but seeing is believing.

Update 2017/07/28:

Our visitor J.P.M. asked Omnivore about it. Here's their reply:

 "We do not have anything scheduled, so I’m not sure how (or where) that information would have originated from. May I ask where you heard about it?"

Update 2017/08/02:

However, a person very well known in Byrds cirles says...

"The GCSFY is coming out I believe before the end of the year. I believe there may also be bonus tracks."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Huge Byrds Collection For Sale

Byrds Flyght is parting with its huge collection of Byrds and Byrds-related items (records, reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, CDRs, DVD, DVDrs, VHS video tapes, posters, books, magazines, etc…).

As far as records and CDs are concerned, we have a near-complete collection of every Byrds album release (official and unofficial) as well as every solo or group album release by the 11 ex-members and every participation by the 11 ex-members in other artists’ albums (except for recordings by and with David Crosby – we only have a few by him). We also have many 7’’ singles and E.P.s. Most of what we have can be viewed on Byrds Flyght’s pages.

So now is the time to get this rare item that you’ve been searching for for decades. Send an e-mail to Byrds Flyght at

with details of what you’re looking for, as well as the maximum price (including shipping) you’re willing to pay to get it. No funny low prices please. Serious offers only.

We will answer every e-mail, but of course we often have one copy only of each item. So don’t be disappointed if the answer is negative. If so, it’s either because the item has already been sold or because your offer doesn’t reach our own estimated value price. In the latter case, we will tell you so and give you a second chance to make a higher offer.