On this episode, we’ll spotlight one of the most popular and influential rock and roll groups of all time – the Byrds.

They flew high on the hit singles and albums charts from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s, covering songs written and sung by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and other folk artists.

Simultaneously, the Byrds hatched hits with several of their own compositions. Along the way, the Byrds gave wings to emerging new musical hybrids such as folk rock, country rock, and even psychedelic rock. All but one of the original Byrds left the nest to form flocks of new rock groups that also flew to great success.

Then from time to time, all or some of the Byrds got back together again on some great recordings.

Download this podcast episode for every Byrds hit single, selected album cuts, original versions of songs they covered, and the stories of how they made rock and roll history.

See the Byrds' complete hit discography on the "Musicology" page.

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