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The Byrds


1941

David Crosby was born.

1942

Roger McGuinn (born Jim McGuinn) of the Byrds was born.

1944

Gene Clark was born.

1944

Chris Hillman was born.

1946

Michael Clarke was born.

1946

Graham Parson was born

1965

The Byrds play Ciro’s nightclub, galvanizing a new scene on the Sunset Strip.

1965

The Byrds’ folk-rock version of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” will spend a week at the top of the charts.

1965

Turn! Turn! Turn! reaches #1.

1966

The Byrd’s “Eight Miles High” is banned by some radio stations because of the lyrics’ alleged drug references.

1968

Having recruited Gram Parsons, the Byrds go country with Sweetheart of the Rodeo, recorded in Nashville.

1973

Gram Parsons dies of a drug overdose in Joshua Tree, California.

1991

The Byrds are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1993

Michael Clarke passes away

1994

Gene Clark passes away

The Byrds