The Byrds

46 Years Ago: David Crosby Fired from the Byrds
The Laurel Canyon sound of the '60s and '70s was all about smooth harmonies and peaceful, easy feelings, but the bands making the music were notorious for their constantly shifting lineups and behind-the-scenes turmoil. Case in point: the Byrds, who announced founding member David Crosby&a…
Top 10 Gram Parsons Songs
Gram Parsons didn't grow up living the hardscrabble life of most country singers. The man originally named Cecil Ingram Connor III was born into a wealthy Florida citrus family and spent a semester at Harvard before dropping out to concentrate on his burgeoning interest in country music...
Byrds Unlikely to Reunite in 2014 for 50th Anniversary
Given their rocky past, it’s amazing that former Byrds frontman and lead guitarist Roger McGuinn and co-songwriter/singer and rhythm guitarist David Crosby are even on speaking terms, no less friends. Still, a new article suggests that it's unlikely they will do anything to cele…
Top 10 Byrds Songs
The Byrds made their name as the best Bob Dylan cover band on the planet. But by the end of the '60s, they were spearheading their own movements into jazzy psych-rock and twangy country-rock. The original celebrated quintet lasted only a couple of years...
Roger McGuinn – July 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays
The voice of Roger McGuinn was a huge part of the late '60s. The singer/guitarist, who turns 70 July 13, began his career as a backing player and songwriter for hire, but caught his big break when meeting up with Gene Clark to form the Byrds.