Friday, July 20, 2007

Happy Byrdsday

So, the Strange Effects are playing a Byrds tribute show tonight at the Mt. Tabor Legacy, it's a benefit for the School of Rock. We'll be doing My Back Pages and Have You Seen Her Face off the classic Younger Than Yesterday album. We were trying to do a Gene Clark tune, but could never get around to agreeing on one. That's ok, a Dylan cover and one of Chris Hilman's earliest contributions will work just fine.

I LOVE the Byrds, what a great band. A very interesting story with all the different personalities, and their comings and goings. They were like the first supergroup, but only in retrospect. Any band that had Gene Clark (nice mic placement!), David Crosby (nice cape!), Roger McGuinn (nice shades!), Chris Hillman (nice hair!), Clarence White (RIP) and Gram Parsons (no really, RIP) in the band at one time or another?? Oh, baby, that's good stuff. Here's a vintage clip to get you started:

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