Wednesday, May 30, 2012

R.I.P. Doc Watson May 29, 2012

Doc Watson, one of Clarence White's biggest influences, has died on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

There are unofficial recordings floating around, called "Doc Watson with Clarence White - Home Recordings 1965". Check it out.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gene Parsons Steam Whistles

Gene Parsons is building steam whistles, and displays them in this new video:


Thanks to Bill C. for the info

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another gem from Whin Oppice's Byrds collection

Byrds collector supreme Whin Oppice's has sent Byrds Flyght an image and the audio file of another of his rare items.

It's a 33 rpm, 7 1/4" paper record that was given away with "Discoscene Magazine" in 1966

Click hereunder to go to Byrds Flyght's special page dedicated to Whin's collection of incredible rarities; you can view the image and listen to the interview.


Hillmen CD re-released

Sierra Records' 17 track cardboard sleeve CD "The Hillmen" has been re-released in a standard jewel case by the U.K. based Floating World record label in their "Retro World" series.

Friday, May 18, 2012

R.I.P. Doug Dillard May 16, 2012

The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning today with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75.

Dillard died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness.

Along with his brother Rodney, the Dillards would become one of the dominant acts during the acoustic music boom of the 1960s, also gaining prominence and widespread exposure as occasional guest stars on "The Andy Griffith Show" as the mountain family 'The Darlings.'

He also left his mark on the country rock genre as half of Dillard & Clark, which he formed in 1968 with ex-Byrds frontman Gene Clark.

He was a temporary member of the touring Byrds in 1968.

Left to right hereunder:

Doug Dillard, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn, Kevin Kelley and Gram Parsons

pictured in Rome, Italy, May 1968.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

John York Concerts in May


with Billy Darnell & Chad Watson

Thursday, May 10 & Friday May 25th, 2012, 8pm, $20/show

Coffee Gallery Back Stage

2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Reservations: 626-798-6236,

Friday, May 4, 2012

Byrds Flyght Exclusive - The Original Byrds LIVE

Due to Byrds collector Whin Oppice's generosity, Byrds Flyght is proud to offer its visitors the chance to listen to a track recorded live in October 1965 by the original 5 man lineup of The Byrds (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Michael Clarke and Chris Hillman).

Click hereunder to go to Byrds Flyght's special page dedicated to Whin's collection of incredible rarities. You'll find an audio player there; just click on it and it will start playing the song.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Flying Burrito Brothers live concert from 1971 planned for release in June

The Flying Burrito Brothers' concert broadcast for WMMR at The Sigma Studios in Philadelphia in 1971 is planned for release on June 18, 2012.

Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke, Bernie Leadon, Rick Roberts, Al Perkins

The title is "Devils In Disguise - 1971 Live Broadcast"

This recording has been circulating for decades on bootleg tapes and CDs.