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1964 to 2000
November 30, -0001 in Los Angeles
November 30, -0001
Los Angeles, California, United States
American rock band
The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. They are considered one of the most important and influential bands of the 1960s. Their music bridged the gaps between the socially and spiritually conscious folk music of Bob Dylan, the studio trickery of The Beach Boys, and the sardonic rock of The Beatles. Some of their trademark songs include pop versions of Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man and Pete Seeger's Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season), and the originals I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better, and Eight Miles High.
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1 year ago
“In 1968 I was working with Broadway director Jacques Levy on a country-rock musical based on Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt.” The lead character goes off looking for the truth, and it takes him out to the Wild West in 1840, following this horse. He’s been looking for this horse for a number of weeks, and one day he sees it off in the distance. And this is the song that he sings. It’s part of the play.”