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Old 05-08-2020, 03:13 PM   #36
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Default Re: NEW BOOK!-ONCE UPON A RED EYE-Life on the road with Gordon Lightfoot-Richard Hari

FROM RICHARD - "Sorry to hear you are not a Byrds fan. That being said, I know you will acknowledge their trendsetting importance.
When McGuinn, Crosby, and Gene Clark went to see "A Hard Day's Night," that sealed the deal.
As renowned music critic, Ralph Gleason put it:
"The Beatles brought melody back to popular music, and the Byrds gave it intelligence."
For example: "The Bells of Rhymney" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" Folk-Rock was born.
Not long after...Roger, Gene & Chris got into the semitonal music of saxophonist John Coltrane, while David was into Ravi Shankar.
The result was "Eight Miles High." Acid/Psychedelic Rock was born--long before Jefferson Airplane.
On their album, "Sweetheart of the Rodeo," Country Rock was Born.--long before Eagles.
One cannot deny the trendsetting of the Byrds!
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