Saturday, July 11, 2020

Gene Clark book in Spanish

We just learned of a book written in Spanish about Gene Clark.

It's titled "Gene Clark - Vuela Hacia El Sol"

The author is Álvaro Alonso.

You can order it from here:

68 minutes of High Quality video and audio: Manassas - German TV Beat Club

52 minutes version here:

Jon Corneal new CD - availability

You can order Jon Corneal's new CD by writing to Busters Cousins at his Facebook page: 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

New Burrito Family Tree

New Burrito Family Tree

Thomas Aubrunner from Austria has published his new version of the Burrito family tree.

A music player has been added so you can start reading the page while you listen to excerpts of Burrito songs.

A picture of most Burrito-related albums has also been added (no bootlegs).

Finally, there’s a NEW picture of the first Burrito DeLuxe line-up.

Thanks and congratulation to Thomas.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

John York's free streaming concert #4

JOHN YORK sings:

Help (Lennon/McCartney)
Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat (Dylan)
Bells Of Rhymney (Seeger)
Lay Lady Lay (Dylan)
The Rain Is Perfect (York)
My Back Pages (Dylan)
Cripple Creek (Robertson)
What Does She See? (Tyson)
Spread Your Love around (York)

and plays 12 string guitar.

Friday, May 22, 2020

2 More Unseen Pictures Of The 1965 Byrds

David Crosby, Gene Clark and Jim McGuinn

Chris Hillman, David Crosby (face hidden by Hillman's bass) and Gene Clark's trousers...

These pictures were taken at a Byrds concert at Palos Verdes High School on October 29, 1965.

They were provided to us by Toulouse Engelhardt who opened for the band during their last tour in early 1973. Many thanks to him.

Visit Toulouse's website here:

Thanks for pointing out the year error (1965, not 1966)

Thursday, May 14, 2020

John York's 3rd free streaming concert

John York's 3rd in home video of 5 songs:

Spanish Pipe Dream (John Prine)
Spanish Guitar (Gene Clark)
Tombstone Blues (Bob Dylan)
All Things Must Pass ( George Harrison)
Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger)

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Updated list of Byrds Covers (and more) by David Chirko


All written / recorded (1964-1973) by Byrds, incl. some songs members wrote / performed before joining Byrds; excl.  bootlegs, MP3's, DVD's, promos (unless sold in retail outlets) & unreleased recordings. 


Download it here:

Compiled by David Chirko, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada  &

UPDATE: Although statistics show the zip file was downloaded 10 times already, it seems some people have problems to download. If this is your case, please let me know. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

R.I.P. Jon Butcher

We just learned of the passing on March 2, 2020 of Jon Butcher, Byrds / Gene Clark music collector from North Plainfield, NJ –USA (aged 66).

Jon did an interview with Gene Clark in 1987 (during a Firebyrds tour) which was put on the “Hidden Treasures” series of 10 volumes of rare and unreleased Gene Clark recordings.

Our deep condolences to his family and friends.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

John York's second free streaming concert now on line

John York's 2nd in home video of 5 songs:

4 Strong Winds

Come Together

Lady On The Highway

One Kind Favor (See That My Grave Is Kept Clean)

So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star

Chris Hillman Autobiography to be released in September

Time Between: 

My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond

Sept. 15 2020 



Friday, April 17, 2020

New album by RICK CLARK

Rick Clark (Gene Clark's brother) has just (April 2020) released his first album called "A Million Fallen Tears". It features 11 tracks, including “Del Gato”, co-written by both brothers.

The album is said to be available from Cole-Has Records, but I was unable to find them online. Help welcome.

Track listing:

1. Another Man (3:44)
2. Lonely Saturday (4:17)
3. Didn't MeanTo Be Unkind (4:29)
4. A Million Fallen Tears (4:50)
5. My Poor Heart (3:56)
6. Come Home Tonight (3:04)
7. Because You're Gone (5:21)
8. My Marie (6:46)
9. Del Gato (5:41)
10. So Cold (4:42)
11. Mother And Father (5:02)

Update: some source tells us that the album is available by writing to:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Jon Corneal releases new CD

Jon Corneal - an ex-drummer for The Legends, The International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers (all three bands featuring Gram Parsons) as well as for Dillard And Clark - has just released a new CD titled HIGH COUNTRY.

He also drummed for Hal Wallis, The Wilburn Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, Connie Smith, Warren Zevon, The Glaser Brothers and more.

The new album was recorded at Tim Kelliher's (aka Buster Cousins) studio in Orlando, Fl., who recorded it, and did the guitar and bass on it as well. 

Nice mix of Jon's original tunes and some classic country.

His Facebook page is at

Although the back of the CD mentions that it is available on Jon’s website at, we’re  just unable to reach that page.

More info coming soon as to where to order it.

Thanks to David for the info and the pics.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Jim McGuinn?

Have you heard of a band called Jim McGuinn And The Cosmic Cowboys?

Leader / lead vocalist / guitar player Jim McGuinn is the grandson of James/Jim/Roger...

Learn more here:

Friday, April 10, 2020

Gene Parsons' MELODIES CDs - spot the difference! - UPDATE

Has this difference been mentioned anywhere before?

Of course, now that you see both covers, it’s obvious.

The first image is from the original CD release on John Delgatto’s Sierra Records in 1995.

The second image is from the CD re-release on Gene Parsons’ Stringbender Records in 2001. 

The original LP was released in 1979 on Sierra Records SRS 8703 (image = same as the original Sierra CD).

Update 04/11: Gene Parsons' reaction just reached us:

Hi Raoul,

Hope this email finds you in fine health and spirits.

The image at the top with me facing to the left of the cover was the Sierra issue. The other image was the StringBender re-mastered issue.

Stay well!


Incredible 74 line-ups, 54 years Flying Burrito Brothers Family Tree 1967-2020 by Thomas Aubrunner

This is only Page 1 of 9!

Go to Thomas's website for the complete 9 parts

Congratulations, Thomas!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tonight April 9, 2020 - Free Streaming - John York Concert

JOHN YORK home concert

"All in it Together #1"

Today,  Thursday. April 9th (Pacific time) 4pm

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

New CD by Kai Clark "Silver Raven" now released and available

Gene Clark's son Kai Clark has just released his new CD titled SILVER RAVEN.

It's a tribute to his late father.

Guests include John York, Carla Olson and Byron Berline.


1.  I Found You (3:13)
2.  Mr. Tambourine Man (2:31)
3.  Train Leaves Here This Morning (5:18)
4.  Here Without You (2:42)
5.  Silver Raven (4:41)
6.  Kansas City Southern (5:11)
7.  Gypsy Rider (4:08)
8.  Turn! Turn! Turn! (3:58)
9.  Polly (4:32)
10. Your Fire Burning (8:06)
11. Eight Miles Higher (Bonus Track) (5:02)

You can buy it directly from Kai's website at

It is also availble on iTunes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Message From John York: Free Streaming Concerts

Hi Everyone,

We hope you are all safe and healthy as we ride out this storm together.

A John York FaceBook page has been created so we can share some new in-home concerts with you.

The FaceBook address is:

Please share this with your friends and like it if you want to.

Our thanks go out to Ellen Giurleo at Keith Putney Productions for creating the page and to William Kollar at LBN Productions for his editing skills.

The first video in our "All in it Together" concert series will be up as soon as we have some friends for this new FaceBook page.

If you don't do FaceBook, the video series will also be on soon, and also on John's website at: (Thanks to Don Gillespie for that.)

Sumi & John

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Two more unseen pictures of The Byrds 1973 courtesy of Toulouse Engelhardt - Many Thanks To Him

Pictures taken at the Byrds show at Boise State College, Boise, Idaho  1/28/1973, when Toulouse Engelhardt was on tour with them as the band's support act.

Update 04/9: we've had some questions about who the drummer was. The drummer is Dennis Dragon , who went on to curl his hair, color it blond and be a founding member of  The Surf Punks.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Previously unseen flyer of The Byrds concert at Palos Verdes High School, October 29, 1965

This image too was sent to us by Toulouse Engelhardt, who was a student at the college and attended the concert on October 29, 1965.

Many thanks to him.

Unpublished picture of The Byrds from their last tour (January 1973)

Byrds January 1973 (Clarence White in the back, Skip Battin (head hidden by McGuinn's guitar) and Roger McGuinn

Toulouse Engelhardt opening for The Byrds at the same concert

These pictures were sent to us by Toulouse Engelhardt, guitar player extraordinaire, who was the opening act at several dates of that tour.

Many thanks to him.

Newly discoverd Byrds concert dates for 1973

We just received an e-mail from Toulouse Engelhardt:


This is Toulouse Engelhardt, finger style acoustic guitarist who recorded for John Fahey's Takoma Records back in the 1970's. I wanted to let you know that I was the support act for The Byrds on many of their final American tour dates in 1973. 
Please add these additional performance dates to your list:

Jan. 27th, 1973   Fine Arts Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah ( Two sold out shows in one evening)

Jan. 28th, 1973   College Gymnasium, Boise State College, Boise, Idaho

These dates are not mentioned in Christopher Hjort's book from 2008, so these additions are welcome. Thanks, Toulouse. 

Toulouse's CD from 2004 titled "A Child's Guide To The Universe" features John York.

Monday, February 17, 2020

The Complete Gram Parsons Recordings List

Thomas Aubrunner, the webmaster of the fantastic website

has added a new page:

The Complete Gram Parsons Recordings List

A must for Byrds/Gram Parsons/Flying Burrito Brothers fans.

Congratulations, Thomas!