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We just learned of the passing on July 10, of fiddle player Byron Berline, associated with The Byrds and an ex-member of The Flying Burrito Brothers among many other artists and bands.

"Berline was a member of Bill Monroe’s BlueGrass Boys — with whom he co-wrote and recorded the bluegrass standard “Gold Rush” in 1967 — before going on to become aligned with a generation of country-rockers as well as traditionalists.

He’s known to Rolling Stones fans for having played on “Country Honk,” a variation on “Honky Tonk Women” that appeared on the band’s classic 1969 “Let It Bleed” album, and to Dylan enthusiasts for taking part in the “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” film soundtrack sessions. In the early ’70s, he briefly joined the Flying Burrito Brothers and Stephen Stills’ Manassas.

Other artists Berline recorded with include Elton John, the Byrds, the Band, Gram Parsons, the Dillards, the Doobie Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Rod Stewart, Gene Clark, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, the Eagles, Bill Wyman, Tammy Wynette and Doc Watson."

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