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Friday 19th April
The Beacon Arts Centre
Custom House Quay
PA15 1HJ         8pm (doors 7.30)
Saturday 20th April
Lanternhouse Theatre
South Kildrum Road
G67 2UF        7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Thursday 25th April
Harbour Arts Centre
Harbour Street
KA 12 8PZ        8pm (doors 7.30)

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Roger McGuinn, Eric Clapton, Jakob Dylan play and sing "Eight Miles High"

Recorded live in 2023...not sure it's the performance of the year...

 Watch it here:

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New book on The Byrds by Andy McArthur

“Every Album, Every Song”

He covers every song in the catalog, giving his review of each.

Thanks to David for the info.

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There will be four Byrds related releases on Record Store Day (April 2024):

Gene Clark- Lost Studio Sessions reissue  2lp
Gene Clark- No Other , Early Takes   2 lp
Flying Burrito Bros- Live in Amsterdam 1972  2 lp
McGuinn, Hillman, Stuart- 50th Anniversary Of Sweetheart Tour  2lp
Watch this space for more info when available.

Thanks to our regular correspondent David for the info.
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We just received this message:

---Hello from Michigan, USA!

I recently completed and released a new EP with my band Wild Honey Collective, a heavily Byrds/Burritos/Gene Clark etc inspired project, and it features our rendition of “Wasn’t Born To Follow”. Some very McGuinn inspired 12 string electric is a key part of every arrangement as well as heavily Sneaky Pete influenced pedal steel.

The band in general patterns our shows after the Clarence White era Byrds and the FBB’s “Last Of The Red Hot Burritos” by playing original songs and traditional country material, followed by an old time/bluegrass acoustic segment, and then a jammier, heavier country rock set to finish things out.


Tommy McCord


Lifted from From Bandcamp:


--- Over a handful of quick (mostly mid-afternoon) jam sessions between October 2023 and January 2024, Tommy and Adam (aka "Wilderhoney", far out, man) of the Wild Honey Collective, assisted by Wild Honey Drum Section Leader Joel Kuiper, knocked out these 6 songs in Adam's basement. During two informal winter hangouts, vocal cameos were added by Wild Honey Most Valuable Vocalist Danielle Gyger and A Rueful Noise singers Nicholas Merz and Jennifer Toms. Thus, Wilderhoney EP 2024: 2 traditional folk songs (filtered through Clarence White, Red Rhodes, John Jorgenson, Jerry Garcia, Gene Clark, Sierra Ferrell), a song by friend and sometime collaborator Jeremy Porter, an original song, and songs originally recorded by The Byrds and Sonic Youth.

1. John Henry (Traditional)
2. Ain't My House Anymore (Jeremy Porter/One To Give Music)
3. Never Worry (Tommy McCord)
4. Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down (Traditional)
5. Wasn't Born To Follow (Goffin-King/Screen Gems-EMI Music)
6. The Diamond Sea (Gordon-Moore-Ranaldo-Shelley/Sonik Tooth Music)

Tommy Plural-McCord - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, 12 String Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Arrangements
Adam Aymor - Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro, Keyboards, Production, Engineering/Mixing
Joel Kuiper - Drums
Danielle Gyger - Harmony Vocals (2, 5)
Nicholas Merz - Harmony Vocals (3, 4, 5)
Jennifer Toms - Harmony Vocals (3, 5)

Recorded by Adam at Owosscilation, October 2023-January 2024
Layout / Cover Photo by Tommy. Back Cover Photo by Lucy
Mastered by Rick Johnson

Acknowledgements: Timmy, Dan, Jeremy, Nich, Michael, Kevin,
Hattie, Dave, Jack... you're in these songs too.
Let's play 'em.

GTG Records 2024/ GTG159 ---

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Skip Battin is featured on a CD released in July 2023, recorded at a concert at the Capitol Theater, Paissac, NJ on October 31st, 1975 by the New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

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Mark Teehan has comprehensively researched The Byrds' "Eight Miles High" single's performance on the local music surveys to determine the role that The Gavin Report might have played in its national charting.

Mark is a former accredited historian and is currently a research analyst. His exhaustive analysis of the spread in Top 40 radio airplay of Bob Dylan's transformative "Like A Rolling Stone" revealed how it became a Number One smash hit in the U.S., and was published in Isis (#216). In addition, his six Kinks charting essays were posted on


In 'References,' p. 49, top: Siff, Stephen I. (2008). URL:

In 'References,' p. 49: Simpson, Dave. 2014.  Correct URL:

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Emmylou Harris’ 10" vinyl LP (6 tracks) (released in 2023 as part of an Amoeba Records/Polly Parsons Kickstarter campaign that raised funds to release rediscovered Gram Parsons material) has a live track sung with Gram Parsons, recorded at a concert with the Fallen Angels in Boston, 1973.

Details here:

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New Bob Dylan release (old tracks) with Roger McGuinn just released (December 14th)

A CD titled “Bob Dylan – 50th Anniversary Collection 1973” has just been released.

It seems to be out of stock already!

Roger McGuinn appears on many tracks from the “Pat Garrett And Billy the Kid” soundtrack.

Details here:

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Sid Griffin (The Long Ryders / The Coal Porters) has made a new podcast available.

It’s a 90+ minutes “Byrds Special”.

From Sid Griffin’s website:

“The 37th Sid Griffin Podcast is ready to be heard and enjoyed. No holiday theme this year as Sid has done in past podcasts but…get ready for a surprise…he HAS done an entire show devoted to his fave act, The Byrds.

No hits, of course, but outtakes, demos, and rare tracks not even the most devoted Byrd fan has heard. We are talking tunes even the late great Johnny Rogan never heard.”

You can listen to the podcast on various platforms; details here:

Thanks to our regular correspondent JPM for the info.

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