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21st Mar '18 10:31:18 AM Twentington
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The unravelling of the band's career took a toll on its members, as Parsons was fired in July 1972 due to arguments with [=McGuinn=] over pay and his drumming and replaced with session musician John Guerin (who was never officially a member of The Byrds) for live dates, Battin was also kicked out after a concert (replaced by a returning Hillman), and White died in a car crash. Dissatisfied with the shambolic live performances, [=McGuinn=] officially disbanded the band's line-up to make way for a reunion of the [=McGuinn=]-Clark-Crosby-Hillman-Clarke line-up[[note]] David Geffen, head of Asylum Records, offered the classic line-up a lot of money for a reunion album, which became the only Byrds LP not released on Columbia[[/note]] which resulted in the SelfTitledAlbum ''Byrds'' in 1972. The album was criticised for the absence of the band's jangly guitar sound and weak material, with [=McGuinn=] and Hillman having since speculated that all the members except Clark were reluctant to bring their best songs to the sessions, saving them for their solo careers instead. Discouraged by the bad reception of the reunion, The Byrds finally called it a day in 1973.

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The unravelling of the band's career took a toll on its members, as Parsons was fired in July 1972 due to arguments with [=McGuinn=] over pay and his drumming and replaced with session musician John Guerin (who was never officially a member of The Byrds) for live dates, Battin was also kicked out after a concert (replaced by a returning Hillman), and White died in a car crash. Dissatisfied with the shambolic live performances, [=McGuinn=] officially disbanded the band's line-up to make way for a reunion of the [=McGuinn=]-Clark-Crosby-Hillman-Clarke line-up[[note]] David Geffen, head of Asylum Records, offered the classic line-up a lot of money for a reunion album, which became the only Byrds LP not released on Columbia[[/note]] which resulted in the SelfTitledAlbum ''Byrds'' in 1972. The album was criticised for the absence of the band's jangly guitar sound and weak material, with [=McGuinn=] and Hillman having since speculated that all the members except Clark were reluctant to bring their best songs to the sessions, saving them for their solo careers instead. Discouraged by the bad reception of the reunion, The Byrds finally called it a day in 1973.
1973. In the late 1980s, Hillman had some modest success fronting the Desert Rose Band, a mainstream country music group.



* BreakupBreakout: David Crosby went on to form Crosby, Stills and Nash/Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
** And, [[VindicatedByHistory at least posthumously]], Gram Parsons, the father of country-rock.
31st Jan '18 4:49:52 PM Ezclee4050
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* FriendlyPlayfulDolphin: "Dolphin's Smile".
16th Jan '18 1:38:08 PM jamespolk
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* TheyAlsoDid the title song to cheesy 1967 sex comedy ''Film/DontMakeWaves''.
11th Dec '17 4:44:05 AM MarkLungo
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* GarageRock: Their sound inspired several of the folksier {{Garage Band}}s.
11th Dec '17 4:40:12 AM MarkLungo
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Since then, there had been 3 separate reunions. The first was from 1989 to 1990 with [=McGuinn=], Crosby and Hillman. However, Michael Clarke had gained full legal ownership of "The Byrds" name, and sued the 3 when they toured as The Byrds. In 1991, the original 5 Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (with the rest of the former members such as Gram Parsons and Clarence White snubbed). The event was timely, as this would mark the last time the original 5 would re-unite. Gene Clark, who was visibly ill at the reunion, died a few months later of "natural causes". Then at the end of 1993, Michael Clarke succumbed to liver failure, a result of decades of alcoholism. There would be one final one-off reunion in 2000, this time with [=McGuinn=], Crosby and Hillman. Since then, they have gone their separate ways, with Crosby gaining the rights of "The Byrds" name in 2002, and Kevin Kelley died of "natural causes" in 2002, and Skip Battin dying from Alzheimer's disease in 2003.

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Since then, there had been 3 separate reunions. The first was from 1989 to 1990 with [=McGuinn=], Crosby and Hillman. However, Michael Clarke had gained full legal ownership of "The Byrds" name, and sued the 3 when they toured as The Byrds. In 1991, the original 5 Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (with the rest of the former members such as Gram Parsons and Clarence White snubbed). The event was timely, as this would mark the last time the original 5 would re-unite. Gene Clark, who was visibly ill at the reunion, died a few months later of "natural causes". Then at the end of 1993, Michael Clarke succumbed to liver failure, a result of decades of alcoholism. There would be one final one-off reunion in 2000, this time with [=McGuinn=], Crosby and Hillman. Since then, they have gone their separate ways, with Crosby gaining the rights of "The Byrds" name in 2002, and Kevin Kelley died dying of "natural causes" in 2002, and Skip Battin dying from Alzheimer's disease in 2003.
11th Dec '17 4:34:12 AM MarkLungo
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The unravelling of the band's career took a toll on its members, as Parsons was fired in July 1972 due to arguments with [=McGuinn=] over pay and his drumming and replaced with session musician John Guerin (who was never officially a member of The Byrds) for live dates, Battin was also kicked out after a concert (replaced by a returning Hillman), and White died in a car crash. Dissatisfied with the shambolic live performances, [=McGuinn=] officially disbanded the band's line-up to make way for a reunion of the [=McGuinn=]-Clark-Crosby-Hillman-Clarke line-up, resulting in the album ''Byrds'' in 1972. The album was criticised for the absence of the band's jangly guitar sound and weak material, with [=McGuinn=] and Hillman having since speculated that all the members except Clark were reluctant to bring their best material to the sessions, saving it for their solo careers instead. Discouraged by the bad reception of the reunion, The Byrds finally called it a day in 1973.

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The unravelling of the band's career took a toll on its members, as Parsons was fired in July 1972 due to arguments with [=McGuinn=] over pay and his drumming and replaced with session musician John Guerin (who was never officially a member of The Byrds) for live dates, Battin was also kicked out after a concert (replaced by a returning Hillman), and White died in a car crash. Dissatisfied with the shambolic live performances, [=McGuinn=] officially disbanded the band's line-up to make way for a reunion of the [=McGuinn=]-Clark-Crosby-Hillman-Clarke line-up, resulting line-up[[note]] David Geffen, head of Asylum Records, offered the classic line-up a lot of money for a reunion album, which became the only Byrds LP not released on Columbia[[/note]] which resulted in the album SelfTitledAlbum ''Byrds'' in 1972. The album was criticised for the absence of the band's jangly guitar sound and weak material, with [=McGuinn=] and Hillman having since speculated that all the members except Clark were reluctant to bring their best material songs to the sessions, saving it them for their solo careers instead. Discouraged by the bad reception of the reunion, The Byrds finally called it a day in 1973.
8th Sep '17 10:48:50 AM Ezclee4050
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* CoverAlbum: ''Sweetheart of the Rodeo'' comes close, with only two in-house songs, both by Gram Parsons ("Hickory Wind", "One Hundred Years from Now"). Along with the two requisite Dylan songs, it also featured covers of songs originally by Music/WoodyGuthrie ("Pretty Boy Floyd"), Music/GeorgeJones ("You're Still on My Mind), Music/MerleHaggard ("Life in Prison"), Music/GeneAutry ("Blue Canadian Rockies"), The Louvin Brothers ("The Christian Life"), Creator/StaxRecords artist William Bell ("You Don't Miss Your Water") and the traditional "I am a Pilgrim".

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* CoverAlbum: ''Sweetheart of the Rodeo'' comes close, with only two in-house songs, both by Gram Parsons ("Hickory Wind", "One Hundred Years from Now"). Along with the two requisite Dylan songs, it also featured covers of songs originally by Music/WoodyGuthrie ("Pretty Boy Floyd"), Music/GeorgeJones ("You're Still on My Mind), Mind"), Music/MerleHaggard ("Life in Prison"), Music/GeneAutry ("Blue Canadian Rockies"), The Louvin Brothers ("The Christian Life"), Creator/StaxRecords artist William Bell ("You Don't Miss Your Water") and the traditional "I am a Pilgrim".
8th Sep '17 10:47:14 AM Ezclee4050
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* CoverAlbum: ''Sweetheart of the Rodeo'' comes close, with only two in-house songs, both by Gram Parsons ("Hickory Wind", "One Hundred Years from Now"). Along with the two requisite Dylan songs, it also featured covers of songs originally by Music/WoodyGuthrie ("Pretty Boy Floyd"), Music/GeorgeJones ("You're Still on My Mind), Music/MerleHaggard ("Life in Prison"), Music/GeneAutry ("Blue Canadian Rockies"), The Louvin Brothers ("The Christian Life"), Creator/StaxRecords artist William Bell ("You Don't Miss Your Water") and the traditional "I am a Pilgrim".
* CoverSong: Usually several per album, particularly songs by Music/BobDylan.
22nd Aug '17 11:38:40 PM Ezclee4050
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* FilkSong: "Space Odyssey" is based on Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''The Sentinel'', rather than ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', since it was recorded a year or so before the film was released.

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* FilkSong: "Space Odyssey" is based on Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''The Sentinel'', "The Sentinel", rather than ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', since it was recorded a year or so before the film was released.
22nd Aug '17 11:15:21 PM Ezclee4050
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* CanonDiscontinuity: The 1973 reunion album ''Byrds'' is generally ignored in histories of the band, since it was poorly received at the time, the band largely [[CreatorBacklash disowned it]], and it was released on Asylum Records instead of Columbia, who controls the rest of their catalog.
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