Thursday, December 25, 2008

Earl Scruggs with Roger McGuinn

Earl Scruggs' two albums Anniversary Special Vol I & Vol II have been released on one CD.

Roger McGuinn appears on both albums

John York guesting

John York plays guitar on two tracks by Bobby Jameson.

The songs are called OUTLAW and THE SUN NEVER SHINES IN BARROOMS. They were recorded in 1980, but never made it onto an album.

They can be heard on Bobby Jameson's MySpace page at

Clarence White CD + DVD now released (with Gene Parsons)

The new CLARENCE WHITE 'White Lightning' CD + DVD release by Sierra Records is now out.

Gene Parsons is also present on many tracks.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New ROGER McGUINN DV D now released

Roger McGuinn DVD recorded live in Sydney, Australia in 2001 (Live At The Basement) now available from majors outlets.

Monday, December 8, 2008

David Crosby guesting on Steve Postell's new CD

David Crosby is a guest on Steve Postell's new CD titled TIME STILL KNOCKING

David Crosby exclusive track

David Crosby and Graham Nash have an exclusive version of MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE on the recently released KBCO Vol 20 double CD

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Byrds Book...A MUST

Lots of unseen pictures, detailed info, and much more.

The best Byrds-related book in decades.

Strongly recommended by Byrds Flyght.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Very Best Of The Byrds in eco-friendly packaging

The Very Best Of The Byrds by The Byrds has been re-released in a special eco-friendly packaging.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Gene Clark CD on iTunes

A "new" Gene Clark CD is available for download on iTunes since September 2, 2008.

It's called "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"...but...there's nothing new; just the 14 tracks from "Under The Silvery Moon" in a different running order.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Roger McGuinn Live DVD to be released soon

Several web outlets announce the release of a Roger McGuinn DVD recorded live in Sydney, Australia in 2001 (Live At The Basement).

We've asked Roger McGuinn and he says this is an authorized release.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


New book to be published soon:

The Gilded Palace Of Sin by Bob Proehl

The story behind this album by The Flying Burrito Brothers and its recording sessions.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Piedmont Brothers Band

Ron Martin (Byrds-influenced artist and a member of the Byrdmaniax List) and Marco Zanzi (another Byrds-influenced artist from Italy, and the webmaster of the Byrds Lyrics webpage), have put together a band called The Piedmont Brothers Band. Their new CD has now been released.

You can purchase it through the PBB website (PayPal instant purchase service available - credit cards/secure server).


Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Clarence White release from Sierra Records

Advance orders are now being accepted and most welcomed for Sierra Records' newest release "Clarence White: White Lightnin' (SXCD 6030), a collection of rare, mostly unreleased studio and live recordings available for the first time, on compact disc!

Shipping on October 21, 2008, exclusively to Sierra Mail Order customers only, this new release focuses on Clarence electric guitar work though it will contain some bluegrass guitar moments as well.

The highlights include: Clarence's first commercial, major label appearance on the now classic album, "New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass-Weissberg & Brickman" which is currently available as "Deliverance-Soundtrack" (CD 465) but always missing the one instrumental, "No Title Yet Blues", whether on LP or CD, featuring Clarence's brilliant lead and rhythm guitar, this track is now heard for the first time on CD.

Recorded live in 1967 at the Nashville West Club in El Monte CA, you will hear Clarence's other country band, a band few, if any, ever heard, let alone saw, "THE ROUSTABOUTS", performing "Buckaroo", "Tango For A Sad Mood" and "Tuff and Stringy" followed by a never before release studio recording of another version of "Tuff and Stringy", all featuring Clarence on electric guitar and a full country band with pedal steel, piano, drums, bass.

From the Byrds era, more rare, unreleased studio tracks including a killer string bender instrumental, "Around the Barn", acoustic version of "Yesterday's Train" and a tune we are calling, "Sally (Goodin) meets the Byrds" and the out of print but now restored instrumental recording, "White's Lightning". Interspersed with these and other rare tracks on this CD is Clarence and his string bending Telecaster ripping off guitar licks as part of his home made practice/instruction tapes.

And finally, to make this an even "more special then it already is" offer, the first 500 orders received now for this advance CD release, will also receive a special limited edition, mini-two song DVD (playable in all regions) of Clarence performing live on stage and in color, "Truck Stop Girl" and "Take A Whiff On Me"! This mini DVD will not be available commercially and they WILL go fast. The advance pre-release price including the mini DVD to the first 500 who order is only $13.98 plus shipping and handling ($2.00 USA, $5.00 outside the USA ). This special pre-release price is good until October 21, 2008. After that the price will be $18.98 without the DVD plus shipping and handling. (California residents only pay curent state sales tax). The commercial release of "Clarence White: White Lightnin' (Sierra SXCD 6030)" will not be until January 2009.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Earl Palmer passed away on Friday, September 19, 2008 at the age of 84.

One of the world's best known session drummer, he played on thousands of records, by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Little Richard, The Righteous Brothers, Ike And Tina Turner, Neil Young, The Monkees and Fats Domino among many others.

It was Earl Palmer who played drums in the studio with the early incarnation of the 3-piece Byrds (Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark and David Crosby) as The Beefeaters. He also plays on Gene Clark's "With The Gosdin Brothers" album.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Byrds, Roger McGuinn new Sundazed vinyl

Sundazed Records have just released The Byrds' DR. BYRDS & MR HYDE (1 LP) and Roger McGuinn's LIVE FROM SPAIN (2 LPs) albums on high quality vinyl.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Roger McGuinn on new Barry McGuire release

Released on July 22th, 2008 (download only) :

Barry McGuire's new version of EVE OF DESTRUCTION, recorded with Roger McGuinn, Mick Fleetwood and Todd Smallwood.

See details on News Page :

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Roger McGuinn on Bruce Springsteen Audio and Video release

Planned for release on July 15th, 2008 :

4 songs by Bruce Springsteen from his 2008 tour, including a duet with Roger McGuinn

See details on News Page :


Byrds fan David Chirko from Canada kindly provided us with a copy of his BYRDS COVERS list to be published on BYRDS FLYGHT.

Many thanks to him for this invaluable piece of work.

It's at

Additions, Corrections and Comments welcome at

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Byrds in London 1967

Short film shot in London in 1967 by Roger McGuinn just re-discovered !

Watch it here :

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Desert Rose Band Reunion

Chris Hillman, John Jorgenson and Herb Pedersen announce concerts in August by The Desert Rose Band .

It will be the reunion of the original lineup of Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, John Jorgenson, Bill Bryson, J.D. Maness and Steve Duncan.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

David Crosby / Graham Nash

David Crosby and Graham Nash 's album David Crosby / Graham Nash will be re-released soon on Rhino

1 Southbound Train
2 Whole Cloth
3 Blacknotes
4 Stranger's Room
5 Where Will I Be
6 Page 43
7 Frozen Smiles
8 Games
9 Girl To Be On My Mind
10 Wall Song
11 Immigration Man

Friday, May 30, 2008

Tut Taylor album available soon

Soon to be available on CD (June 2008) from Sierra Records:

Tut Taylor - Dobro Country

featuring Roland and Clarence White (1964 recordings)

New Byrds book to be published

New Byrds book to be published in October 2008:

So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star - The Byrds Day By Day 1965-1973

by Christopher Hjort and Joe McDonald

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New ROGER MCGUINN CD available

New Roger McGuinn CD available

"22 Timeless Tracks from The Folk Den Project", (actually 21, plus one bonus track, 'The Boll Weevil' sung by Roger McGuinn & Barry McGuire)

Read more about it here:

Monday, April 28, 2008

New Byrds (and related) releases (May 2008)

The Byrds – Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1971
(CD and 2 High Definition Vinyl LPs)

The Byrds – Live In Holland 1971 (7’’ Vinyl Single)

Gene Clark (7’’ Vinyl Single)

The International Submarine Band (7’’ Vinyl EP)

More details at :

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1971

Cover and Track Listing now known for The Byrds new live release planned in May 2008 on Sundazed

1. Lover of the Bayou
2. You Ain’t Going Nowhere
3. Truck Stop Girl
4. My Back Pages
5. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
6. Jamaica, Say You Will
7. Black Mountain Rag / Soldier’s Joy
8. Mr. Tambourine Man
9. Pretty Boy Floyd
10. Take a Whiff (On Me)
11. Chestnut Mare
12. Jesus Is Just Alright
13. Eight Miles High
14. So You Want to Be a Rock‘n’Roll Star
15. Mr. Spaceman
16. I Trust
17. Nashville West
18. Roll Over Beethoven

See also:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Desert Rose Band Reunion

The Desert Rose Band to reunite for concerts this year.

Click hereunder for details

Friday, April 18, 2008

Roger McGuinn's train concert

Check this out -- awesome video of Roger McGuinn on a train from Florida to New York City and back. It's never been seen before -- Roger and Camilla McGuinn shared the video with us!

Roger on the train

Thanks to Katy Widrick for the link

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New GENE CLARK release

Just out on the Collector's Choice label is a new Gene Clark CD called

Friday, March 28, 2008

Roger McGuinn guests on Edward Rogers' new CD

Roger McGuinn appears on two tracks from Edward Rogers' new CD called You Haven't Been Where I've Been

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Flying Burrito Brothers releases

Flying Burrito Brothers current and upcoming releases :

1) The Flying Burrito Brothers, the band's third album, and The Last Of The Red Hot Burritos, the live (fourth) album by the band, re-released on CD by Raven Records in Australia with bonus tracks.

2) The Last Of The Red Hot Burritos, the live (fourth) album by the band, is available again on CD from Sierra Records with 3 bonus tracks , all recorded at the same venues as the original album.


Friday, February 29, 2008


Planned for release in May 2008 by Sundazed:

The Byrds - Live At The Royal Albert Hall, London 1971 (CD and Vinyl)

International Submarine Band (mono vinyl EP)

Gene Clark - The French Girl / Only Colombe (vinyl single)

The Byrds - unknown tracks from Holland 1971 (vinyl single)

You read it first on Byrds Flyght

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Chris Hillman unreleased track

A hitherto unreleased live track from 1976 by Chris Hillman appears on a compilation CD called Live From Ebbets Field Vol. 3 (1973-1976)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Early DAVID CROSBY recording

Released in October 2007: a double CD of live recordings by the late Karen Dalton.

Part of the concerts was recorded in Boulder, Colorado in 1962/1963, and features a young pre-Byrds DAVID CROSBY

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New BYRDS book from Spain

Fernando López Chaurri is the author of a new book about The Byrds:

“THE BYRDS: MÁS JÓVENES QUE AYER” (“The Byrds: Younger Than Yesterday”).

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Ugly Guys sing Gram Parsons

British band The Ugly Guys (with ex-members of The Kursaal Flyers) have released a CD of Gram Parsons songs.

It's called Truckers, Kickers And Cowboy Angels.

You can order the CD here:

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Coal Porters

Sid Griffin's Coal Porters new CD Turn The Water On, Boy is out.

It features Chris Hillman playing mandolin on a track called MR GUTHRIE.
It also contains a version of Gene Clark's Silver Raven.

Friday, January 25, 2008

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH live double CD released

A double album (21 tracks) recorded live at the New Universal Amphitheater in LA in November 1982 by Crosby, Stills and Nash has been released on the Immortal Audio label, a subsidiary of the Delta label.

Note: this is the complete concert from which the ALLIES cd was taken. It was previously released on DVD as Daylight Again. It's now re-released on DVD as well.

Monday, January 14, 2008


A compilation called The Capitol Years by McGuinn, Clark and Hillman is planned for release on January 28th, 2008 on the Arcadia label

It will be a 2 CDs set with all three original albums : McGuinn, Clark and Hillman, City and McGuinn-Hillman, including bonus tracks from the remastered CDs.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Byrds items for sale

Byrds Flyght always has spare copies of some rare Byrds items (LPs, 45s, EPs, CDs, etc...).

Please visit for list and prices.

Sneaky Pete Anthology


Sneaky Pete Kleinow Anthology CD released by Sundazed: The Shiloh Recordings

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Byrds Flyght website... at:

All you ever wanted to know about The Byrds and its past members (including solo and group ventures)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Welcome to Byrds Flyght's blog

Various bits and things to be uploaded here.

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