Monday, November 17, 2014

The Byrds, James McGuinn (he legally changed his name to Roger McGuinn in 1968), David Crosby, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, and Mike Clarke, were formed in Los Angeles.

Their first hit single was written by Bob Dylan. When they recorded Mr. Tambourine Man, Roger McGuinn was the only member of the group considered good enough to play on the recording date, so session players were called in to lay down the tracks. Those session players eventually became known as The Wrecking Crew.By the way, the documentary movie, The Wrecking Crew, is going to finally have national distribution to theatres in 2015. What good news that is and one movie you must add to your list of must see films.

Treasure Island Oldies presents The Byrds on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Eight Miles High  or  Mr. Tambourine Man. I'll play the winner on next week's show.