The Byrds biography

by coppolkr

The Byrds are a band from LA that formed in 1964 out of the Jet Set- the duo of Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark. They added David Crosby and made their name the Beefeaters and eventually the Byrds, misspelling it purposely based on the Beatles. They were considered one of the pioneers of Folk Rock but they were known for experimenting with psychedelic songs. Their archetypical psychedelic song is called Eight Miles High, a part of their fifth dimension LP. It was one of the first records to be banned because of the heavy drug content.