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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 /ˈbɜːrdz/ were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones for a short period in late 1965, the Byrds are today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s.
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8 months 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.”