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The Byrds

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...In 1964, when Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, and David Crosby came together as the Jet Set, the proto-form of one of the most productive engines in American folk music was born. The members had each performed in folk groups previously, but were...

Moog men

Mark Brend

Mark Brend is an author and musician who lives in Exeter, Devon. His books include Strange Sounds and American Troubadours, and his journalism has appeared in Record Collector, Mojo, Art & Music and many other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sound of Tomorrow : How Electronic Music was Smuggled into the Mainstream

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Scholarly Books

...During 1966 Roger McGuinn of The Byrds introduced some homespun electronic experimentation into his band’s music. In a manner worthy of Silver Apples or Fifty Foot Hose, he featured manipulated voice recordings and an oscillator controlled...

The Byrds' The Notorious Byrd Brothers

Ric Menck

Ric Menck is a drummer, singer, and songwriter who lives in Los Angeles. He has been in bands since 1979, including the Drats, the Reverbs, Pop the Balloon, Bag of Shells, the Springfields, Velvet Crush and the Tyde. As a drummer, he has played on records by (and toured with) Matthew Sweet, Liz Phair, Aimee Mann, Willie Nelson, and Marianne Faithfull. He also runs a small record label dedicated to reissuing lost classics from the 60s and 70s, and he recently released a retrospective solo album The Ballad of Ric Menck, which PopMatters described as 'one of the best albums of 2004’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2007

33 1/3 Books

...By the time Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Michael Clarke entered the studio to begin work on this album, they were basically falling apart at the seams. “Ladyfriend”, a song written by Crosby, had just failed miserably...

Country Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘country rock’ is most generally associated with a style of acoustic and pedal steel guitar/lush vocal harmony-based soft rock often labeled the ‘California sound’ of the mid-1970s. It is best represented by the music...