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Live at the American University, Washington, DC, April 18, 1970. With their intricate harmonies and chiming guitars, from folk rock to acoustic rock to country rock, The Byrds probably covered them all. While the group formed in the ’60s with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, drummer Michael Clark and bassist Chris Hillman, by 1970 when they played this Washington gig, only McGuinn from the original members remained.
While The Byrds have covered Bob Dylan right from the beginning (after all, their debut album was called Mr Tambourine Man), they continued this fine tradition here with what sounds like The Byrds doing the Bob Dylan songbook - You Ain’t Going Nowhere, My Back Pages, This Wheel’s on Fire, It’s Alright Ma and the perennial classic, Mr Tambourine Man.
The original Byrds reunited briefly in 1972 and while McGuinn, Clark and Hillman have worked with each other subsequently, the full-fledged reunion of the three continue to seem as elusive then as it is now. Gene Clark died in 1991 and Michael Clark died of liver disease in 1993.
And while today’s younger music listeners think of R.E.M. when they talk about jangle rock (especially on their Murmur album), not many would remember that musical path was long charted by acts that included The Byrds.
The Byrds - Leonard Gymnasium American University Washington D.C. April 18th 1970
♦ Roger McGuinn - guitar, vocals
♦ Clarence White - guitar, vocals
♦ Gene Parsons - drums, vocals
♦ Skip Battin - bass, vocals
01. You Ain't Going Nowhere
02. Old Blue
03. You All Look a Like
04. My Back Pages > Baby, What You Want Me to Do ?
05. He Was A Friend Of Mine
07. Black Mountain Rag
08. This Wheel's on Fire
09. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), Ballad Of Easy Rider
10. Jesus is Just Alright
11. Nashville West
12. Turn, Turn, Turn
13. Mr Tambourine Man
14. Jam > Eight Miles High **
15. Instrumental Outro
16. Crowd, So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star
17. Mr Spaceman
18. Instrumental Outro
19. Crowd, Amazing Grace (acapella version)
** The version of "Jam > Eight Miles High" is something unbelivable, a psychedelic trip
20 minutes long!
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