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kingguiness (10)

An absolutely brilliant band. As stated elsewhere on this site I prefer the 60's psychadellic folk to the later lineup which was more americana country folk. Overall they were phenomenal. They influenced the Beatles. Post 1965 the Beatles would not have made it without being influenced by the Byrds and Dylan. And the Gram Parsons era material clearly influenced the Dead and others.
doobiesNhof (27)
Folk rock group famous for a number of great classics such as: "Mr Tambourine Man", "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Eight Miles High".1
Indierocker (61)
"Certainly the best of all early 60's American groups" Actually they were a folk outfit until 1964 known as the Beefeaters. it wasn't until the release of the film "A Hard Day's Night" in the summer of 1964 that McGuinn and his crew were inspired to become a Rock 'n' Roll band merging their folk roots with Beatles influenced pop. their first hit was the Cover of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" which went straight to number one in June of 1965. fans of both the Byrds and Beach Boys take note that McGuinn has stated that "Don't Worry Baby" was also influential on the overall sound of "Mr. Tambourine Man". the follow-up, another Dylan song was "All I Really Want To Do"(also covered by Cher at the same time). the groups third single was a cover of Pete Seegers adaptation for the book of Ecclesiastics called "Turn! Turn! Turn!(To Everything There Is A Season)" which topped the charts in December. the groups fifth single, which was an original composition by the band became a big hit in the spring of 1966. it's probably one of their best recordings as well. the song was called "Eight Miles High". the group continued to have subsequent hits in 1966 and 1967 such as "Mr. Spaceman", "So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star" and "My Back Pages" which was another Dylan cover. 1968 was the year Crosby left and along with 1969 were bleak years for the band with no hits at all, however in 1970 the group managed to have one more hit, although on FM Radio with "Chestnut Mare". 3
Robbo59 (15)
Certainly the best of all early 60's American groups, their precision harmonies and Roger McGuinn's jangly 12-string Rickenbacker guitar are still as goosebump inducing now as they ever were. So many great songs of their own and interpretations of Dylan and others. Not just as a so called "folk rock" group, but also a great country/Americana type band. Classic hits including: "Mr. Tamborine Man", "Turn, Turn, Turn", "So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star", "Eight Miles High"....If you have to start somewhere, 'The Birds Greatest Hits' will not let you down. This stuff is the 60's personified. 4
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