Saturday, June 25, 2022

Major exhibition with events at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and the museum’s Ford Theater in Nashville

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced its next major exhibition with events at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and the museum’s Ford Theater in Nashville. The exhibit, Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock, will open Sept. 30 for a nearly three-year run. Western Edge will examine the LA-based singers, songwriters and musicians who created and shaped the musical fusion known as country-rock.

It will survey the rise of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco, Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt and the next generation – who found success by merging rock & roll rhythms and attitude with country and bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies.

Western Edge’s opening weekend will include two special concerts in the museum’s CMA Theater in Nashville: Los Angeles Country-Rock in Concert – Friday, Sept. 30. Performers include Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Herb Pedersen and a house band led by John Jorgenson with JayDee Maness, Steve Duncan and Mark Fain.

Desert Rose Band – Sunday, Oct. 2. For the first time in more than a decade, the Desert Rose Band will reunite for a special concert.

Thanks to JPM for the info.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May 24, 1991



Let's have a thought for Gene Clark; who died 31 years ago today

Friday, May 13, 2022

David Crosby retires from touring


by Best Classic Bands staff

David Crosby made it official in an interview on May 5: After nearly 60 years of relentless touring, from clubs to stadiums, he’s retiring from the road.

After being asked, “Are you going to tour anymore?” Crosby put it bluntly: “No.”

“I’m not, because I’m 80. It’s because I’m old,” he said. “Being on a bus tour is a daunting task. It’s very hard. It takes it out of you. I’m too old to do it anymore. I don’t have the stamina; I don’t have the strength.”

His recent bout with COVID also took a toll on him. “It has been awful. COVID is a very weird disease. It makes you feel absolutely freaking awful,” he said. “It has been thoroughly unpleasant…it’s no fun at all. You want to avoid it if you possibly can.”

Crosby has enjoyed an unprecedented career renaissance that began in 2014 with the release of his fourth solo album, simply titled Croz. Since then, he has released four more solo projects, collaborating with a variety of musicians and singers: Lighthouse (2016), Sky Trails (2017), Here if You Listen (2018) and 2021’s For Free.

Crosby’s six-decade career has included co-founding such culture-defining bands as The Byrds and Crosby Stills & Nash (both of whom have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame), and gaining entrĂ©e into the illustrious Songwriters Hall of Fame.

 Thanks to JPM

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

BYRDS 1973 « Reunion » LP re-re-re-re-re-released….

BYRDS 1973 « Reunion » LP re-re-re-re-re-released….

Remastered edition 180g audiophile coral vinyl LP on Friday Music Records FRM-5058

In october 1972, The Byrds changed the course of rock music history once again, as the original 1965 superstar line-up of Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark and Michael Clarke ventured back into the studio to cut their final studio album. Produced by David Crosby, the stellar new work, simply titled "Byrds", became one of the most anticipated 1973 album releases.

The eleven song masterwork kicks off with their hit single "Full Circle", and follows up with the brilliant track "Sweet Mary", featuring the stunning vocals of Roger McGuinn. More choice material abounds, including Joni Mitchell's "For Free" and two tracks written by Neil Young.

In an effort to continually offer consummate music lovers with the greatest rock recordings of all time, Friday Music proudly presents for the first-time-ever on 180-gram audiophile vinyl, the Anniversary Edition of The Byrds' 1973 Asylum Records classic, “Byrds”.

Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios from the original Asylum Records tapes,  the masterwork is pressed for a very limited time on striking 180-gram coral audiophile vinyl, with its original gatefold cover art.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Roland White R.I.P.

R.I.P. Roland White April 1st, 2022

We just learned of the passing of Roland White, an ex-member of The Country Boys and The Kentucky Colonels with his brother Clarence.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Friday, March 11, 2022




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. 


Download it here:

Compiled by David Chirko, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada  &

Many thanks to David.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

New "Tribute To Gene Clark" planned for release in March 2022

ACE Records will release yet another Various Artists « Tribute To Gene Clark » CD called « You Showed Me » on March 25, 2022.

Seems interesting, although most tracks are already known.


01 Jakob Dylan and Cat Power - You Showed Me

02 Juice Newton – I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better

03 Thin White Rope - I Knew I'd Want You

04 Flamin' Groovies - She Don't Care About Time

05 Roxy Music - Eight Miles High

06 The Rose Garden - Till Today

07 Starry Eyed & Laughing - Echoes

08 Velvet Crush - Elevator Operator

09 The Thyme - I Found You

10 Death In Vegas with Paul Weller - So You Say You Lost Your Baby

11 The Flying Burrito Brothers - Tried So Hard

12 New Grass Revival - In The Plan

13 Kai Clark - Train Leaves Here This Morning

14 Linda Ronstadt - He Darked The Sun

15 Pure Prairie League - Kansas City Southern

16 Iain Matthews - Polly

17 The Mother Hips - Why Not Your Baby

18 The Byrds - Full Circle

19 The Baird Sisters - Silver Raven

20 Soulsavers with Mark Lanegan - Some Misunderstanding

21 This Mortal Coil - Strength Of Strings


You can (pre)order it here:

Thursday, February 10, 2022

R.I.P. Carlos Bernal

Chris Hillman - Carlos Bernal - Roger McGuinn - Kevin Kelley

We just learned that Carlos Bernal, ex Byrds roadie, who stepped in as a replacement for Gram Parsons on the Byrds South Africa tour in 1968, and also a former member and bassist of Gene Clark's Byrds passed away on Saturday 5th February.