Sunday, March 21, 2021

Byrds (and related) Items For Sale

I'm getting rid of my spare copies of Byrds (and related) items.

Details here:

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Thank you

The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers - Vancouver 1969

Chris Hillman, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, Michael Clarke

Digging into our archives, we found this picture of the famous Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers joint performance at the Vancouver Pop Festival in August 1969.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Jimmi Seiter website and podcasts


Jimmi Seiter is closely related to the Byrds, having been their roadie, percussionist at concerts, and writer of 7 books about the band.

Kevin Kelley, Chris Hillman, Jimmi Seiter (Sweetheart Of The Rodeo sessions)

He also worked with tens of other acts, such as The Flying Burrito Brothers, Flo & Eddie, The Runaways, David Cassidy, Rocky Burnette, Terry Melcher, Kim Fowley, Brian Wilson, Dobie Gray, Gram Parsons, Jim Morrison And Alice Cooper to name but a few.

He has just created a website called "Echoes From The Canyons"; podcasts telling his side of the story will be published there. 

Host is Jimmi's son Ash.

Episode #0 has just been made available at

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Coming soon...R.I.P. the Byrds Flyght website

Sad news! We’ve been informed by our host that the free webspace linked to our Skynet subscription will cease to be offered as from May 1st, 2021.

In the process, the Byrds Flyght website that we started in June 1999 will disappear from the Internet. 

Although it has not been updated for a long time, it still is a source for all info about the band.

So if you want to save something from there, do it now.

N.B.: this blog and its mirror at are not linked to Skynet and will continue to be updated.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

R.I.P. Tom Stevens (The Long Ryders) (January 23, 2021)

Tom Stevens with Carla Olson and Gene Clark

Sid Griffin and Chris Hillman

R.I.P. Tom Stevens (The Long Ryders) (January 23, 2021)

Tom Stevens was an American bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter with The Long Ryders. He also released albums under his own name and collaborated with many other artists

The reason why his death is mentioned here is because he’s linked to The Byrds:

Gene Clark sang dual lead vocals on some verses of The Long Ryders’ “Ivory Tower” from their "Native Sons" LP

Tom Stevens played bass with Gene Clark and Carla Olson at concerts (see picture)

The Long Ryders opened for Roger McGuinn at McCabe’s in August 1984, with Gene Clark joining McGuinn for two songs.

Chris Hillman joined The Long Ryders on stage for 3 or 4 songs at The Roxy, Hollywood, in November 1986 (see picture of Sid Griffin with Chris Hillman)

Monday, March 8, 2021

Roger McGuinn in concert 1989 - Five Unseen Pictures

Our regular correspondent David E. sent us some pictures he took while attending Roger McGuinn's concert at The Old Vienna Kaffehaus, Westboro, MA on March 5th, 1989.

Many thanks to him.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Eight Miles High...on bagpipes!

We've just been sent a link to an unusual version of "Eight Miles High" by Rufus Harley.

Thanks to Philip Graham for the info.