Today BMG announces The Byrds: 1964-1967, a new large-format 400-page collectible art book curated by the band’s three surviving founding members, and available in three versions, including a Super Deluxe Limited Edition signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby.
The Byrds: 1964-1967 is available for preorder now at www.byrdsbook.com
The Byrds: 1964-1967,' book curated by three surviving founding members Roger McGuinn, Cheris Hillman and David Crosby
When the Byrds released “Mr. Tambourine Man” in 1965, they introduced Bob Dylan’s songs to a new audience and launched a career that would make them among the most influential rock bands of all time. With their unmistakable harmonies and Roger McGuinn’s innovative12-string Rickenbacker guitar, the Byrds never stopped experimenting. They incorporated folk, country, and jazz influences into a fresh blend that helped define an era. “And not to be too shallow,” Tom Petty once wrote, “but they also were just the best-dressed band around.
Chris Hillman’s new audiobook, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond (Random House Audio; on sale October 19, 2021), features newly recorded excerpts of 21 songs that have been part of the artist’s musical legacy. Hillman is a three-time ACM award winner and inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the Byrds.
Chris Hillman is arguably the primary architect of what’s come to be known as country rock. After playing the Southern California folk and bluegrass circuit, he joined Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark and Michael Clarke as an original member of The Byrds. He went on to partner with Gram Parsons to launch The Flying Burrito Brothers, recording a handful of albums that have become touchstones of the Americana genre.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Chris Hillman brought his latest tour to a sold-out audience at the historic Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, Friday, February 16th. The current tour is in support of his highly praised new album Bidin’ My Time, produced by the late Tom Petty. Hillman fronted an acoustic foursome, featuring two of his longtime collaborators, Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson, both of whom appear on the new album.