Saturday, March 04, 2006

High Flying Byrd

Maybe I'm a little late, but I'd like to give my small contribution to the tribute to Gene Clark and the early Byrds started by hans GENE blog, then followed by Sonic Pollutions and PLANET XTABAY. These are two clips featuring the Byrds covering Bob Dylan. They had the capacity to make Dylan's songs sound even greater. Mr. Tambourine Man in particular is one of my favourite song ever, with maybe the best lyrics ever written, and the Byrds made it immortal. The video is taken from their only appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show (and the video explains why...). The second clip is from the Hullabaloo Tv program. Unfortunately they are not live perfomances, if you want to see the Byrds playing live check out this post.

Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
Byrds - The Times They Are A-Changin' (1966)

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Blogger peter said...

Nice clips. The Times They Are A-Changin' is interesting; we've got Robert Blake, followed (appropriately enough) by two chicks with guns in a duck blind (maybe they shot Bonny Lee Bakley), vs. The Byrds singing a song about changing times. Classic '60s!

3/04/2006 11:20 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Hi, very sixties indeed! Of course I'm not familiar with American television, but old TV programs here had the same ingenuosness. I find it funny!

3/05/2006 8:08 PM  

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