Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Preflyte to be re-released with unreleased bonuses

The Byrds’ PREFLYTE recordings (recorded at World Pacific Studios when they were still called The Jet Set and The Beefeaters) is planned to be re-released with 8 bonus tracks, some of which have never been available before (see tracks 26-28)

Disc: 1

1. The Reason Why
2. You Won't Have To Cry
3. She Has A Way
4. You Showed Me
5. Here Without You
6. Don't Be Long
7. I Knew I'd Want You
8. Boston
9. Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away
10. For Me Again
11. It's No Use
12. You Movin'
13. Please Let Me Love You
14. Airport Song
15. Mr. Tambourine Man
16. She Has a Way
17. I Knew I'd Want You
18. Boston
19. You Showed Me
20. The Times They Are A Changin'

Disc: 2

1. The Only Girl I Adore
2. Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away
3. You Showed Me
4. I Knew I'd Want You
5. You Won't Have To Cry
6. Mr. Tambourine Man
7. Willie Jean
8. Come Back Baby
9. Jack Of Diamonds
10. Get Together
11. She Has A Way
12. Here Without You
13. For Me Again
14. It's No Use
15. You Movin'
16. Boston
17. She Has A Way
18. You Movin'
19. Reason Why
20. It's No Use

21. Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Demo)
22. You Won’t Have To Cry (Demo)
23. You Showed Me (Demo)
24. I Knew I’d Want You (Demo)
25. Mr Tambourine Man (Demo)
26. She’s The Kind Of Girl (Demo)
27. I’m Just A Young Man (Demo)
28. Everybody’s Been Burned (Demo)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Requiem For The Timeless (Volume 1) - Johnny Rogan's new Byrds book is out!

The first volume of Byrds biographer Johnny Rogan's new book, REQUIEM FOR THE TIMELESS (Volume 1) (1200 pages) is now available from the usual major outlets.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Issue of LATE FOR THE SKY is out (Gene Clark Special)

Here's for our italian readers:

The new issue of the LATE FOR THE SKY italian music magazine has a 12 pages long article about Gene Clark.

Contributions by Kai Clark (Gene's son), Sid Griffin, Cindy Bullens (who sung on No Other) and old bandmates like Chris Hillman, John York and session men like Herb Pedersen and Al Perkins...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Two New Byrds Singles To Be Released Soon By Sundazed

It's RECORD STORE DAY again on Friday, November 25, 2011.

Two new 45 rpm singles will be released by Sundazed Records on this occasion, which be available only in participating record stores (not online - theoretically)

1) The Times The Are A-Changin' / She Don't Care About Time

(this is the projected single t
hat was shelved at the last minute in favor of "Turn Turn Turn")

2) Eight Miles High / Why

(these are the original versions cut at RCA Studios and later re-recorded at Columbia Studios for release)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Remastered versions (with bonus tracks) of Dillard & Clark's 2 LPs to be released

Remastered versions (with bonus tracks) of Dillard & Clark's 2 LPs are set to be released tomorrow (October 11, 2011) on 1 CD on the BEAT GOES ON label.

1. Out on the Side
2. She Darked the Sun
3. Don't Come Rollin'
4. Train Leaves Here This Mornin'
5. With Care from Someone
6. The Radio Song
7. Git It on Brother (Git in Line Brother)
8. In the Plan
9. Something's Wrong
10. No Longer a Sweetheart of Mine
11. Through the Morning, Through the Night
12. Rocky Top
13. So Sad
14. Corner Street Bar
15. I Bowed My Head and Cried Holy
16. Kansas City Southern
17. Four Walls
18. Polly
19. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
20. Don't Let Me Down
21. Why Not Your Baby [Bonus Track]
22. Lyin' Down the Middle [Bonus Track]
23. Don't Be Cruel [Bonus Track]

Sunday, September 11, 2011

John York / Chad Watson / Billy Darnell In Concert


with Billy Darnell & Chad Watson

Thursday,September 29, 2011, 8pm

Coffee Gallery Back Stage

2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Reservations: 626-798-6236, www.coffeegallery.com

A former member of the legendary folk-rock band, The Byrds, John York has played with The Mamas and the Papas, Dr. John, Johnny Rivers, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Rolling Stones keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, and Blues legend Lightin' Hopkins. Joining him on stage will be Billy Darnell, who played guitar for the Gene Clark Byrds, The Everly Brothers, Dr. John and Doug Kershaw, and Roger McGuinn, and Chad Watson, legendary bass player for Janis Ian, Delaney Bramlett, Charlie Rich, Freddy Fender and countless other artists.

The show is filled with familiar Byrds tunes for sing-along, fine original songs and great interpretations of songs from the era.. and the best music this side of Bob Dylan and the Band. Come join us for an evening of great artistry and entertainment.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

John York / Barry McGuire fiming a DVD

This is the 4th year John York has been playing music with Barry McGuire.
They are going to film a DVD of the Trippin' The Sixties show in Santa Cruz.
If you want to be a part of this special event, please join them !

Trippin The Sixties
Barry McGuire & John York
Rio Theater
Friday, September 23, 2011, 7:30pm
Door ticket: $20
Advance ticket: $15
1205 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062
event info: 831-423-8209

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sundazed re-releases 3 Gene Clark albums

It's now confirmed that the following albums by Gene Clark are going to be re-released on heavy vinyl by Sundazed Records at the end of this month (september 2011)

White Light
The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard And Clark

The albums will be released on CD and VINYL (you can order already from www.sundazed.com)

The artwork is similar to the previous releases, except for Roadmaster which has a completely new picture on the front cover :

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

John York Concert

John York of The Byrds
Thursday . September 8 . 7:30 PM

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92833
$10 Non-member . $8 Student/Senior . $5 Member

John York, from the legendary ’60s band, The Byrds, will be performing classic songs from the ’60s, along with some of his original songs. Accompanying York will be acclaimed poets in the ’60s theme.

call 866-411-1212 to purchase ticket

*Tickets available at the door when purchased online.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gene Clark albums to be re-released on vinyl by Sundazed Records

According to a reliable source, the following albums by Gene Clark are planned to be re-released on heavy vinyl by Sundazed Records this fall:

White Light
The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard And Clark
Through The Morning, Through The Night

Monday, June 27, 2011

Withdrawn Byrds pic sleeve 45 from 1965 surfaces at last!

46 years after it was projected and then withdrawn, a copy of the legendary picture sleeve single of " The Times They-Are A-Changin' " b/w " She Don't Care About Time " has finally surfaced.

It's up for sale (minimum bid = $2,000) at:


This JOHN TEFTELLER auction link was sent to Byrds Flyght by Byrds Collector Supreme WHIN OPPICE - Many thanks to him

Thursday, June 23, 2011

John York new CD goes on sale on June 30, 2011

John York's new CD, titled WEST COAST REVELATION (a collaboration with Kim Fowley), goes on sale on June 30, 2011


1. Angels and Trucks

2. The Earth is Getting Warmer

3. East Coast Confidential

4. Flower Girls

5. West Coast Revelation #1

6. Psychedelic

7. West Coast Revelation #

8. Movin Out For Years

9. West Coast Revelation #3

10. Picnic In Eternity

11. Silver 60s #1

12. Halfway House

13. Silver 60s #2

14. Laurel Canyon and Topanga

15. Silver 60s #3

16. Rock n Roll Is Another Name For Freedom

17. Hangin Out

18. Queen Of The Blues

19. 21st Century

20. Memories Of Days Gone By

21. Japan And Europe

22. Sayonara

Recommended by Byrds Flyght.

You can get it from GRA Records at


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"New" album by Country Funk, featuring Michael Clarke, just released

Country Funk's second album was recorded in 1971 but has just been released in June 2011. It features guests Michael Clarke, Jock Bartley, Mark Andes from Firefall (next to a few others) on tracks marked *

A Place To Call Home
JJ Boyd
Smart Ass
Got To Be Gone
Susan Sky
Why Won't We Listen To Our Heart *
Music, Friends And Love
Cool Country Breeze *
People At The Top
The Dolphins
Linda Longtime
Goodbye, I'm Letting Go

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Byrds Box Set just released (13 CDs)

A new Byrds Box Set has just been released by Sony.

It’s called The Complete Columbia Albums Collection.

The box houses 13 CDs in 11 cardboard sleeves (replicas of the original vinyl covers) (11 singles and 2 gatefolds – Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Legacy Edition (2 CDs) and Untiltled / Unissued (2 CDs)).

Some of the covers are actual scans of used LPs, as one can clearly notice ringwear on the back.

The CDs are the remastered versions first issued in the 90s with bonus tracks.

There also is a 40 page booklet with all recording details (musicians, dates, etc…) and track-by-track comments.

Nothing new, but a nice object for completist collectors.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Unreleased Gene Clark song on acetate from Byrds collector

Acetate single - outtake from the "American Dreamer" soundtrack

Whin Oppice has acquired the original acetate of this unreleased Gene Clark song.

Hereunder is a picture this rarity:

And here are the lyrics:

Jimmy Christ
Nobody knows the pain I feel
From an old rugged cross
Or on a movie reel
When I sit there all alone
And my thoughts I can't conceal
Rhyming every word as if it
Wasn't really real
Jimmy Christ
He's been produced
And he's been spliced
He's been crucified
Do you think
He should be denied?

And finally, Whin's comment:

According to Johnny Rogan, Gene did three songs for the movie American Dreamer.

Jimmy Christ is an outtake. It clocks in at a brief 1:33, opens and closes with harmonica - typical Gene format.

I've not seen the movie so I don't know how the lyrics might fit.

Either way, the song could easily be Gene describing himself.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Andrew Gold R.I.P.

Andrew Gold passed away in his sleep last night Friday, June 3rd......He would've been 60 in August.

Andrew was a fantastic solo artist, but also a big Byrds fan, and the founder / leader of Byrds tribute band BYRDS OF A FEATHER.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Roger McGuinn CD goes on sale

Roger McGuinn’s new CD, a 23 tracks collection of sea shanties called CCD (get it?), will go on sale at concerts, at McGuinn.com, at CDBaby.com (and maybe at Amazon.com) on June 3, 2011.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gene Clark Unreleased Recordings Listening Symposium planned

From Byrds Collector Whin Oppice:


I am thinking about organizing a Gene Clark Unreleased Recordings Listening Symposium to be held in Kansas City this fall.

It would be an opportunity to share our musical treasures with fellow collectors whom most of us have never met. All are welcome.

No recording devices allowed in the meeting room. Collectors can present their unreleased Gene recordings, enjoy the camaraderie and ensuing discussions by all in attendance.

To fill out the bill, Dan Torchia of Kansas City will be available to give an overview of his documentary on young Gene Clark before the formation of The Byrds.

How does the idea appeal to you? Write me at folkrock65@yahoo.com. I need to evaluate how much interest there might be.

Thanks - Whin Oppice

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New CLARENCE WHITE CD just released by Sierra Records

New CD just released by Sierra Records:

Roger Bush, Billy Ray Lathum & Clarence White: Bush, Lathum & White (The Kentucky Colonels Trio)

















These recordings were made in the summer of 1964

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New recordings featuring GRAM PARSONS surface

Three songs by Brandon DeWilde (and friends – featuring Gram Parsons) have recently appeared in digital format.

They are said to have been recorded on November 9, 1965 with the embryonic International Submarine Band (Gram Parsons-guitar & vocals, Tom Snow-keyboards, John Nuese-guitar, Mickey Gauvin-drums, Ian Dunlop-bass, and New York session musician Buddy Lucas-harmonica).

You can listen to all three tracks in their entirety by clicking here (you will be taken to another webpage)


Saturday, May 7, 2011


The second Piedmont Brothers Band (or better Piedmont Brothers Project) CD titled “Lights Of Your Party” is ready to be pressed in both the USA and Italy.

It will be out through the Flyin’ Cloud Records label in US (ref. FC059 - www.flyincloudrecords.com) and through the weekly magazine TEMPI (www.tempi.it) in Italy.

Above is the US release CD cover (while the italian one will be different for the joy of collectors).

We have the pleasure to announce that the Crown Prince Of The Rickenbacker 12 String, our good friend Horst-Peter Schmidt from Germany (leader of Different Faces and Starbyrd) is guesting with his trademark Rick on the song “My Brother”.

The liner notes have been written for the US edition by Aldo Pedron and for the italian edition by Raffaele Galli and Paolo Vites.

More info here : www.piedmontbrothersband.com

Recommended by Byrds Flyght.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jim Dickson R.I.P.

Jim Dickson in 1967 during the recording sessions of the David Hemmings Happens LP.

Famous record producer and early Byrds manager JIM DICKSON passed away on April 19, 2011 in Costa Mesa , Ca.

He produced recordings by The Byrds, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Clarence White, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons...and many other artists outside the Byrds circle.

Condolences to his family and friends.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New BILL KAFFENBERGER release available

The best 14 tracks from Kaffenberger and Antonacci's early 1980s Christian Folk-Rock LPs SOMEONE GREATER and PILGRIM, plus one bonus track, have finally been digitized, remixed and remastered with some tasteful Rickenbacker Electric 12-String guitar (à la The Byrds) added to seven of the tracks.

All the music is in the style of Neil Young - Byrds - Buffalo Springfield.

These 15 total songs are available through CD Baby at this link (digital download only):


There are 30-second previews available as well as detailed track information. For those folks interested

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Younger Than Yesterday mono version re-released on Gold CD

The Byrds' Younger Than Yesterday album has been re-released on CD by the Audio Fidelity label (AFZ 110)

It's a high quality 24 kt Gold, Limited, Numbered Edition CD, remastered from the original mono master tapes by Steve Hoffman.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Byrds live CD + DVD to be released in May 2011

New Byrds live CD + DVD release planned for May 2011:

The Byrds – The Lost Broadcasts

Release Date: 9 May 2011

Label: Gonzo

Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, Skip Battin, Jimmi Seiter

The Lost Broadcasts are a series of Audio and Visual CD/DVD sets featuring performances that have rarely been seen since the original transmission on german television, in some cases more than forty years ago.

The Byrds first session from the 19th of May 1971 featured newer material including Chestnut Mare from the band’s critically well received album Untitled alongside the classic songs So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, Mr Tambourine Man and Eight Miles High. The second session comes from October 1972 and they perform three versions of Black Mountain Rag and two versions of So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star.

1. Black Mountain Rag (Oct 72)

2. Chestnut Mare (May 71)

3. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (Oct 72)

4. Eight Miles High (May 71)

5. Black Mountain Rag (Oct 72)

6. Black Mountain Rag & Soldier's Joy (Oct 72)

7. Soldier's Joy (May 71)

8. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (Oct 72)

9. Chestnut Mare (May 71)

10. Mr Tambourine Man (May 71)

NOTE: this description is based on a text we found on a major retailer website. There are some errors that we will correct as soon as possible. For instance, The Byrds did not record nor appear live on german TV in October 1972. By this time, John Guerin had replaced Gene Parsons as the band's drummer, and that lineup never visited Europe.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gene Clark's TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY to be re-released on CD at last!!!

Byrds Flyght's Long Box CD - Long Out Of Print!!!

Gene Clark's 1977 album Two Sides To Every Story to be re-released on CD at last in June 2011.

Received from Gene Clark's son Kai Clark:

Hello everyone!!!

High Moon Records will be re-releasing my father's album "Two Sides To Every Story" with the release date set to be sometime in June.

This is great news as "Two Sides To Every Story" is one of the rarest Gene Clark albums to find on CD, or at all for that matter. This will be the first time it has been released on CD in almost 20 years!!!

There will be a launch party on April 29th at the Roxy theatre in Los Angeles where I will be performing the album in its entirety with my band and also other Gene Clark gems. There will be some very special guests (some of who will be joining me on stage) at this event. Also performing will be remaining members of Love, performing their never released album "Black Beauty" album. Please go to my site to find more information and links.


Thank you all so much!


Kai Clark

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Desert Rose Band is reuniting again (August 28)

The DESERT ROSE BAND is reuniting again on August 28, 2011 for a concert at The Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Chatfield, Colorado.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, John York & Skip Battin Realese Planned For May 2011

NOTE : Considering problems that arose with Gene Clark releases in the past, we have some doubts about this being a legit release.

New Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, John York and Skip Battin release planned for May 2011:

Gene Clark & Friends - Tribute To The Byrds (2CD)

Release Date: 3 May 2011

Label: Floating World


Featuring original BYRDS Gene Clark and Michael Clarke, and joined by various ex-Byrds such as John York and Skip Battin, several ex-FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS such as Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rick Roberts, Greg Harris and Jim Goodall, and friends such as RICK DANKO from The Band and BLONDIE CHAPLIN from The Beach Boys.

This 2 cd set includes versions of such BYRDS classics as Mr Tambourine Man, Eight Miles High and My Back Pages and was recorded at the University Of Arizona, April 1985.

This is the first in a series of three of live recordings paying tribute to one of the most iconic bands ever to come out of the USA, and also is a chance to hear the late great GENE CLARK performing Byrds songs.

Disc 1

1. You Just Love Cocaine
2. Don't Go Down The Drain
3. Can't Find My Way Home
4. Why Are You Cryin'
5. Just Remember I Love You
6. Mystery Train
7. It Makes No Difference
8. Silver Raven
9. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
10. Chimes Of Freedom
11. Full Circle Song

Disc 2

1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2. Set You Free This Time
3. Introductions
4. My Back Pages
5. You Ain't Going Nowhere
6. So You Wanna Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
7. Eight Miles High
8. Backstage Pass
9. Turn, Turn, Turn - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Flying Burrito Brothers Live 1970 CD Now Released

The Flying Burrito Brothers concert at The Fillmore East, NY (November 7, 1970) has now been officially released on CD.

The complete title on the CD is :


The Flying Burrito Brothers

Authorized Bootleg

Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.

Late Show

November 7, 1970

Lineup: Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke, Bernie Leadon, Sneaky Pete Kleinow and Rick Roberts

Tracks: Lazy Days / One Hundred Years From Now / My Uncle / Cody, Cody / Christine's Tune (aka Devil In Disguise) / I Am A Pilgrim / Dixie Breakdown / Willie And The Hand Jive / Wild Horses / Feel Good Music / Hot Burrito #2 / Six Days On The Road