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The Byrds' Greatest Hits

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Electrifying Folk

12 years, 6 months ago at Apr 28 23:20
The hippy movement pulled from a lot of sources, from beat, blues, rock, jazz. The Byrds were successful in taking songs from folk, especially Dylan's songs and putting them on the rock stage. And they had the hair and the outfits and they came just as things were exploding with innovation and grassroots activity. The Byrds helped keep the folk and protest tradition alive and in the minds of ou... read more
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Description: T T 0 0 The 12-string electric guitar may never recover. As long as there are baby boomers roaming the earth, its airy jangle will signify psychedelic innocence and optimism refracted through the peculiar light of mid-'60s Los Angeles. With Roger McGuinn leading, the Byrds kicked off American rock history with a merger of Bob Dylan's words and the Beatles' melodic energy. The results are here: "Mr. Tambourine Man," "The Bells of Rhymney," and "Eight Miles High" still jump off the airwaves. The midpoint between Dylan and the Beatles is a one-of-a-kind place, where optimism and innocence still soun ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony
Release date: 30 March 1999
EAN: 0074646623022 UPC: 074646623022
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"Roger McGuinn and company invented folk-rock by making the music of Bob Dylan safe for mass consumption. But these West Coasters’ true brilliance lay in their dirty-Beatles and space-pop originals. Standout track: “Eight Miles High”"

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