Thursday, August 19, 2021

R.I.P. Byron Berline July 10, 2021

We just learned of the passing on July 10, of fiddle player Byron Berline, associated with The Byrds and an ex-member of The Flying Burrito Brothers among many other artists and bands. 

"Berline was a member of Bill Monroe’s BlueGrass Boys — with whom he co-wrote and recorded the bluegrass standard “Gold Rush” in 1967 — before going on to become aligned with a generation of country-rockers as well as traditionalists.

He’s known to Rolling Stones fans for having played on “Country Honk,” a variation on “Honky Tonk Women” that appeared on the band’s classic 1969 “Let It Bleed” album, and to Dylan enthusiasts for taking part in the “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” film soundtrack sessions. In the early ’70s, he briefly joined the Flying Burrito Brothers and Stephen Stills’ Manassas.

Other artists Berline recorded with include Elton John, the Byrds, the Band, Gram Parsons, the Dillards, the Doobie Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Rod Stewart, Gene Clark, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, the Eagles, Bill Wyman, Tammy Wynette and Doc Watson."

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

David Crosby - 80 Years Young Today

David Van Cortlandt Crosby turns 80 today.

The ex-Byrd’s erratic lifestyle didn’t make him the perfect candidate for reaching that age.

Who would have thought he would still be going strong and be so prolific today?

Happy Byrd-day David!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Updated list of Byrds Covers (and more) by David Chirko


All written / recorded (1964-1973) by Byrds, incl. some songs members wrote / performed before joining Byrds; excl.  bootlegs, MP3's, DVD's, promos (unless sold in retail outlets) & unreleased recordings. 


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Compiled by David Chirko, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada  &

Many thanks to David.