Uncut Magazine, Take 186, November 2012
This month’s issue has a centerpiece story about The Byrds and their 1968 recording The Notorious Byrd Brothers. We learn how the original group transformed, well actually imploded during the recording sessions at the end of 1967. It begins with Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman firing David Crosby at his home (October 1967). Michael Clarke (drummer) and Gene Clark (singer-songwriter) leaving during mid-recording.
The Notorious Byrd Brothers ended the period of psychedelic experimentation and pushed The Byrds to develop the ground breaking country-rock album Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Gram Parsons joins The Byrds and the next phase of their evolution takes flight.