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Byrds

BYRDS. American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they managed for only a short period in the mid-60s to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like the Beatles / Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones. they are today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Their signature blend of clear harmony singing along with McGuinn's distinctive twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar sound on songs like "Mr Tambourine Man" (1965) was immediately absorbed into the vocabulary of popular music and has continued to be influential up to the present day. The original five-piece lineup of the Byrds consisted of ; Jim McGuinn / Gene Clark / David Crosby / Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke. However, this version of the band was relatively short-lived and by early 1966, Clark had left due to problems associated with anxiety and his increasing isolation within the group. The Byrds continued as a quartet until late 1967, when Crosby and Clarke also departed the band. Gene Clark died on May 24th 1991 aged just 46. Michael Clarke died from liver failure aged just 47 on December 19th 1993. 

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The Byrds

Reference number:

10906
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Description:

A rare original March 1966 autograph book page with affixed newspaper cutting, clearly signed in ballpoints by three group members ; David Crosby / Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke d1993

Certification:

The newspaper mentions Gene Clark leaving the group (February 1966) and also refers to the single "Eight Miles High" which was released in March 1966. This dates the autographs to this period. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

21x9cm Sized Page

Condition:

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Gene Clark's Byrds

Reference number:

10502
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An original circa 1980s page, clearly signed in ballpoints by Gene Clark d1991 / Michael Curtis / Billy Darnell and Greg Thomas (Robert Best Always The Byrds)

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From the superb collection of music & entertainment notables of the 1960-80s of GB USA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

18x11cm Sized Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

Roger McGuinn & Band

Reference number:

7436
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A rare 1974 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all his group members ; Roger McGuinn / Linda McQuinn (his wife) / Stephen A Love (bass) / Richard Bowden (guitar) / David Lovelace (keyboards) / Greg Attaway and one unknown.

 

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This was Roger Jim McQuinns third full-length solo album released in June 1975. Recorded in Los Angeles, this LP was his third attempt to re-establish himself as a significant musical force without the Byrds. It only reached No165 in the charts.Collectors notation dates the page 2/8/1974. This was the band he toured with to support "Peace On You". AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

The Byrds

Reference number:

4306
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A desirable original lined 1964 exercise book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five of the best known lineup of the group ; Jim Roger McQuinn / David Crosby / Chris Hillman / Gene Clark d1991 and Michael Clarke d1993. We think Chris has annotated "Byrds" on the page..

On the reverse of this page is a signed note from Chris Hillman ; "Hi Chris thanks for the nice letter. I hope we can come back soon and stay longer  its really beautiful over here. Chris Hillman.

 

Certification:

Obtained by young fan Christine Lorimer who wrote enclosing sae reply envelopes to some of the venues where The Byrds were playing on their August 1964 UK tour. She received this reply direct through the post from Chris Hillman. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

The Byrds

Reference number:

3686
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Description:

A rare original (circa 1965) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five of the best known lineup of the group ; Roger McQuinn / David Crosby / Chris Hillman / Gene Clark d1991 and Michael Clarke d1993. We think David Crosby has annotated "The Byrds".

 

Certification:

From an outstanding Yorkshire area autograph book collected 1965-1967 by Patricia containing many pop music notables including The Who / Small Faces / Kinks / Byrds / Them / Billy Fury / Dusty Springfield etc. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

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