Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

Fantastic new video footage - The Byrds in the studio recording Have You Seen Her Face (silent)



Many thanks to David E. for the info

Roger McGuinn plays David Crosby's Gretsch!

The guy in the light brown jacket is producer Gary Usher.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Starbyrd, the legendary Byrds-sounding band from Cologne, Germany, led by Horst-Peter Schmidt (the crown prince of the Rickenbacker 12-string), have a new CD out.

 It’s called “At The Crossroads”.


(All songs written by H.P. Schmidt except where noted)

(Liner notes by Eric Sorensen)

01 At The Crossroads

02 Tightrope Walker

03 Christmas ‘20

04 The World Is Standing Still

05 Can't Get Enough Of It

06 Locktown

07 I Wonder How You're Doing

08 Moving On

09 But We Keep On Rocking

10 The River Rhine

11 I Fell In Love With You Again

12 Queen Of Hearts

13 She Don’t Care About Time (Gene Clark)

14 Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

15 Catching Rainbows (Camilla McGuinn/Roger McGuinn)

16 California (Eric Sorensen/H.P. Schmidt)

17 When The Stars Are Dancing (F. Binninger/R. Kowalak)

It is already available at

and will be available at all the major online stores (Amazon, Apple etc...) from June 1st on.

Maybe you’ve got your shot of the vaccine already, but even if you have, get your shot of Starbyrd (and that marvellous Byrds Sound from the 60s) NOW!

Strongly recommended by Byrds Flyght

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Request - Second try

I’m missing one track by Chris Hillman

If any good soul could send a link to get it, I would be eternally grateful.

The source and the link won’t be published.

Thanks in advance.

“Old Rockin’ Chair” (download only bonus track from “The Other Side” - 2005)

Monday, April 19, 2021

Reminder: R.I.P. the BYRDS FLYGHT website May 1st, 2021

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.

Friday, April 16, 2021

R.I.P. Rusty Young (75)


Rusty Young, co-founder of POCO, died April 14, 2021. He was 75. 

He was the only member to have stayed with the band permanently since it was founded in 1968.

Chris Hillman plays mandolin on Poco's "Crazy Eyes" LP from 1973. The title track, "Crazy Eyes" was written by Richie Furay and is about Gram Parsons.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

Memories Are Made Of This


A visitor of this website sent us the following story:

My name is Mike.  I attended a Byrds concert on Friday March 3rd, 1972 in Greeley Colorado at the University of Northern Colorado.
I do remember the crowd went crazy when the band did AMERICA'S GREAT NATIONAL PASTIME and of course EIGHT MILES HIGH, MR TAMBOURINE MAN and TURN TURN TURN.  My roommate was Jack K. who was a DJ at the University Radio Station: KUNC.  He invited the group over after the concert to our house that was a half block east of the Student Center.  We partied that night.  I woke up on the living room floor the next morning, and everyone was gone.  I guess they were better at partying than I was.  I sure wish I would not have partied that night.