Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Byrds Live In Amsterdam 1970 to be released on CD

The famous concert by The Byrds at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on July 7th, 1970, is planned for release on July 20th, 2018 on another in the "grey zone" semi-legal CD.

The complete concert was first released in 1990 on a green vinyl triple LP on the Swingin' Pig label. It was simultaneously released on a double CD by the same label. It was later re-released in various forms and formats since then.

Please note that the semi-legal semi-bootleggers used a picture of the wrong lineup with John York on the front cover found on an online shop - the bass player is of course Clyde "Skip" Battin.

From another source (another webshop), another front cover was printed.

R.I.P. Randy Scruggs

We just learned of the passing of Randy Scruggs on April 18th, 2018.

Randy Scruggs, as a member of The Scruggs Family, appeared alongside The Byrds on the "Earl Scruggs, His Family And Friends" LP and movie.

Two songs were performed: "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and "Nothin' To It".

Also appearing on the movie and LP with Randy Scruggs were Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Joan Baez and more...

The Byrds segments are here (excerpts from the movie):


Sunday, May 27, 2018

John York concerts in June

Popular Demand!! 


Benefit Concert for the Prison Library Project

Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:00pm

The Claremont Forum
568 West First St. Claremont CA 91711

Tickets are available at: 909-626-3066 


John York:

3 Bs….Byrds, Beatles and the Band

Sunday June 24th, 7pm, $20

The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Reservations: 626-798-6236

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th Anniversary Concert featuring Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman & Marty Stuart

From The Egg website:

With one mighty swing of the axe, The Byrds changed not only the face of rock ‘n’ roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968’s “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its release, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman of The Byrds will join forces with country music icon Marty Stuart and his band The Fabulous Superlatives, to perform the album in its entirety as well as other classics by one of America’s most influential bands, at The Egg, Center for the Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York on Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30pm.

This concert is currently on sale to members of The Egg. Tickets = $68, $48, $38.

To find out how you can join and get the best seats in the house for this and other concerts, call The Egg Box Office – 518-473-1845

John York concert tomorrow May 20

Guitar heaven!

The best music this side of Bob Dylan and Band!


John York, Billy Darnell & Chad Watson

Sunday May 20, 2018, 7pm  


The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Reservations: 626-798-6236



JOHN YORK is a singer, composer, guitarist, and former member of the Byrds.
He also played with the Sir Douglas Quintet (with Dr. John,) The Mamas and The Papas,
Johnny Rivers, Lightning Hopkins, Gene Clark, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Nicky Hopkins, David Carradine and Barry McGuire.

“John York is an authentic example of how one musician can carry a legacy of spirit, truth, compassion and wisdom that continues to grow through his musical expressions. Not only has
he survived the perilous rock & roll days of the 60s, he has thrived and transcended them.”  Terry Roland (L.A Folk Works)

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo - First Time 180-Gram Translucent Blue & Green Swirl Vinyl (planned for release August 3, 2018)

Planned for release August 3, 2018

Celebrate 5 Decades Of The Byrds’ 1968 Classic!

First Time 180-Gram Translucent Blue & Green Swirl Vinyl

Liner Notes From Chris Hillman

Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso – Pressed At R.T.I.

Featuring: Roger Mcguinn, Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, Kevin Kelley, John Hartford & Clarence White...and more.

In 1968, The Byrds changed the course of popular music as Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman & new members Gram Parsons and Kevin Kelley delivered one of the first bluegrass/rock albums with their masterpiece "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo". This album remains one of the most influential pieces of music of all time.

The masterwork kicks off with their hit "You Ain’t Going Nowhere" and follows with the brilliant "I Am A Pilgrim", featuring Chris Hillman.

More choice material abounds thanks to Gram Parsons with his signature works "Hickory Wind" and "One Hundred Years From Now".

Friday Music proudly presents for the first time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue & Green Swirl Audiophile Vinyl, the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Byrds’ "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo". Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering, the LP is pressed at R.T.I. and is featured in a stunning gatefold cover.

To celebrate this limited edition album, we are also including recent liner notes from Chris Hillman along with some very rare photos from The Byrds archives at Sony.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Gene Clark's WHITE album (1971) to be re-released on SADC

Gene Clark's WHITE LIGHT will be released on SACD by Intervention Records.

More info and pre-order here:


Gene Clark's WHITE LIGHT lp (1971) to be re-released on CD and white vinyl by Sundazed this month

Sundazed Records edition

Mastered directly from the original A&M analog session tapes, offered to you on compact disc and deep groove vinyl. 

Release date = May 25th, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

John York Concert, May 20


John York, Billy Darnell & Chad Watson

Sunday May 20, 2018, 7pm  

The Coffee Gallery Backstage

2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Reservations: 626-798-6236



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Gene Clark's Back Street Mirror vinyl LP availability

From Sierra / Entrée Records:

GOOD NEWS! The Back Street Mirror Record Store Day Exclusive EP will be available directly from Sierra/Entrée Records in a few weeks. Detailed information regarding ordering this release directly from Sierra/Entrée will be announced in a few weeks.

We are aware of people on eBay, selling these titles for as much as $100!  Don't be taken in by these offers; please support your local vinyl record store or wait a few weeks when we will be offering these titles for less than $20.00 each! However, these are all limited edition, numbered copies; once sold out, future availability will be restricted to digital format only.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Chris Hillman Live 1977 CD to be released

Another one in the "grey zone" semi-official series of releases...but WHY DID THEY PUT A PICTURE OF BERNIE LEADON ON THE FRONT COVER???

Incredible performance in at the legendary Bottom Line Club

Includes the entire King Biscuit Flower Hour radio broadcast

It’s presented here together with background notes and images

Chris Hillman, live at the Bottom Line, New York on November 5th 1977

As a founder Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother, Chris Hillman was firmly established as folk and country-rock royalty by 1977. His Clear Sailin’ album appeared that October, and the superb performance captured here was broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour. Though he had recently undergone some personal setbacks, he’s on typically warm and virtuoso form, tackling a number of new songs, as well as classics by the Flying Burrito Brothers and others. It’s presented in full here.

1. Hot Burrito #2
2. Slippin’ Away
3. Take It On The Run
4. Rise And Fall
5. Love Is The Sweetest Amnesty
6. Nothing Gets Through
7. Rollin’ And Tumblin’
8. Fallen Eagle
9. Sin City
10. (Take Me In Your) Lifeboat
11. Playing The Fool
12. Heartbreaker
13. Witching Hour
14. It Doesn’t Matter > Bound To Lose
15. Mystery Train