Dating my harmony guitar

30-Sep-2017 12:43

The excitement generated by the Byrds at Ciro's quickly made them a must-see fixture on L.

A.'s nightclub scene and resulted in hordes of teenagers filling the sidewalks outside the club, desperate to see the band perform.

Several former members of the band went on to successful careers of their own, either as solo artists or as members of such groups as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band."Mc Guinn and I started picking together in The Troubadour bar which was called 'The Folk Den' at the time ...

We went into the lobby and started picking on the stairway where the echo was good and David came walking up and just started singing away with us doing the harmony part ...

We hadn't even approached him." In addition, they had all served time, independently of each other, as sidemen in various "collegiate folk" groups: Mc Guinn with the Limeliters and the Chad Mitchell Trio, Clark with the New Christy Minstrels, and Crosby with Les Baxter's Balladeers.

The Byrds' rendition of "All I Really Want to Do" is noticeably different in structure to Dylan's original: it features an ascending melody progression in the chorus and utilizes a completely new melody for one of the song's verses, in order to turn it into a Beatlesque, minor-key bridge. With all five members sporting Beatlesque moptop haircuts, Crosby dressed in a striking green suede cape, and Mc Guinn wearing a pair of distinctive rectangular "granny glasses", the band exuded California cool, while also looking suitably non-conformist.

Although Mc Guinn was widely regarded as the Byrds' bandleader by this point, the band actually had multiple frontmen, with Mc Guinn, Clark, and later Crosby and Hillman all taking turns to sing lead vocals in roughly equal measures across the group's repertoire.Tambourine Man (1965), by melding the influence of the Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music.