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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:32 AM

1965, Byrds, Gene Clark

1965 was the last year am radio really mattered. One Reason it did was The Byrds, OK we all remember the Dylan covers by McGuinn but Gene Clark was another genius of the group. Delivering lyrics and a mean Rickenbacker sound. This one was about relationships but seems so perfect for the Trump era. Check out McGuinn and Crosby in the foreground

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tirebiter Nov 2019 OP
rzemanfl Nov 2019 #1
Lindsay Nov 2019 #2
Unclephil Nov 2019 #3
braddy Nov 2019 #4
BigmanPigman Nov 2019 #5
50 Shades Of Blue Nov 2019 #6
Hoyt Nov 2019 #7

Response to tirebiter (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:34 AM

1. Y?

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Response to tirebiter (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:45 AM

2. I absolutely loved Gene Clark.

Saw the Byrds live in '65, and while McGuinn and Crosby were the bigger names for most fans, I loved Clark's songs and his performance.

Thanks for the reminder of a talented artist.

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Response to tirebiter (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:46 AM

3. I disagree with 1965.

 

I grew up in NYC. AM radio was relevant until at least 1967. WNEW didn't make its debut until October 1967 and that was the beginning of longer selections of music. The one beauty of AM radio in the sixties was they played everything so exposure to music was great. You could hear Getz/Gilberto on the same station as the Beatles. Not so today. Music is way to stratified in its marketing.

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Response to Unclephil (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:49 AM

4. I agree with you.

 

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Response to tirebiter (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:53 AM

5. I've seen and heard this before...

I always loved it!!! Thanks for reminding me. Now I want to play my album.

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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:56 AM

6. 1965 is my favorite year for music... The Byrds are a big

Reason why. My 12/13 year old self had a huge crush on Gene Clark in particular and I've loved and listened to him ever since, so thanks for this!!!

Here's a link to a comprehensive autobiography I really recommend:
https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Tambourine-Man-Legacy-Byrds/dp/0879307935

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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 10:14 AM

7. Gene Clark is still my favorite singer/songwriter, even though he died in 1991.

What has been considered his greatest work -- No Other (1974) -- has just been re-released with all kinds of bonus tracks, etc.

From Rolling Stone --

Gene Clark’s 1974 Cult Classic ‘No Other’ Gets Massive Reissue

The Byrds member’s seminal solo effort to be reissued in November

"After a short-lived reunion with the Byrds in 1972, in which they released a self-titled LP off David Geffen’s Asylum Records that garnered poor reviews, Geffen signed Clark as a solo artist. Released in September 1974, No Other fused psychedelic, country-rock and soul and contained unconventional arrangements that were unheard of at the time. Clark reportedly spent over $100,000 making the record, enraging Geffen and causing Asylum to barely promote it.

"Although Clark, who died in 1991, never fully recovered from the album’s commercial failure, No Other has become a cult classic in the 45 years since its release. In 2014, Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes teamed up for a tour in which the performed the album in its entirety, dubbing themselves the Gene Clark No Other Band."

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