The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (aka Jim McGuinn) remaining the sole consistent member until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones for a short period of time (1965–66), The Byrds are today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Initially, they pioneered the musical genre of folk rock, melding the influence of The Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music. As the 1960s progressed, the band was also influential in originating psychedelic rock, raga rock, and country rock. In addition, the band's signature blend of clear harmony singing and McGuinn's jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar has continued to be influential on popular music up to the present day. Among the band's most enduring songs are their cover versions of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season)", along with the self-penned originals, "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better", "Eight Miles High", "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star", "Ballad of Easy Rider" and "Chestnut Mare".
01. Mr. Tambourine Man 02. I Knew I'd Want You 03. All I Really Want To Do 04. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better 05. Chimes Of Freedom 06. The Bells Of Rhymney 07. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 08. She Don't Care About Time (Version 1) 09. The Times They Are A-Changin' (Version 1) 10. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) 11. She Don't Care About Time (Version 2) 12. Set You Free This Time 13. It Won't Be Wrong 14. He Was A Friend Of Mine 15. Eight Miles High 16. Why 17. 5D (Fifth Dimension) 18. Captain Soul 19. Mr. Spaceman 20. What's Happening!! 21. I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider) 22. Psychodrama City 23. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 24. Everybody's Been Burned 25. It Happens Each Day 26. My Back Pages 27. Renaissance Fair
01. Have You Seen Her Face 02. Don't Make Waves 03. Lady Friend 04. Old John Robertson 05. Goin' Back 06. Change Is Now 07. You Ain't Going Nowhere 08. Artificial Energy 09. I Am A Pilgrim 10. Pretty Boy Floyd 11. Bad Night At The Whisky 12. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man 13. Lay Lady Lay 14. Old Blue 15. Ballad Of Easy Rider 16. Oil In My Lamp 17. Wasn't Born To Follow 18. Jesus Is Just Alright 19. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 20. Chestnut Mare 21. Just A Season 22. Glory, Glory 23. Citizen Kane 24. America's Great National Pastime 25. Farther Along
The Byrds - The Original Singles A's & B's 1965-1971 (2012)