Monday, October 2, 2017

R.I.P. Tom Petty October 2, 2017



No need to tell more about his connections to The Byrds.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

R.I.P. Dennis Dragon - one of the last touring Byrds drummers





From our contributor David E.:

R.I.P. Dennis Dragon, latter-day Byrds road drummer and younger brother of Tennille's "Captain" Daryl Dragon. 
I saw Dennis play with the Byrds in Charleston, SC in either '72 or '73 - I forget the year. 
And yes, Dennis really looked like this - even on the Byrds tour. 
He was also in the touring Beach Boys band around this time. 
Terrific drummer, too! 
Later led the tongue-in-cheek but quite fun "Surf Punks". 

Many thanks to David.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Jack Tempchin new CD with Chris Hillman



Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen guest on two tracks (#6 and #10) on Jack Tempchin's CD "Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Songs Of Jack Tempchin" (released 2017)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New John York CD


"We Seem Like The Same" was the title of a song that first appeared on a CD called "Fear And Forgiveness" by Michael Foley...who is John York Foley's brother, a CD to which John contributed as a vocalist.

No additional info for the time being. Stay tuned.

Thanks to JPM for the info. In a message to JPM, John York wrote ""The new CD is just voice and guitar".

Saturday, August 12, 2017

New book about Roger McGuinn and The Byrds

Roger McGuinn's ex-wife Dolores DeLeon (aka Ianthe McGuinn aka Ianthe Tickner aka Dolores Tickner), has just published a book titled

"In The Winds - My Life With Roger McGuinn And The Byrds"






































It is generally considered very interesting by people who read it, as it sheds a different light on The Byrds and its leader's cahotic existence.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Skip Battin's Italian LPs to be released on CD at last...with bonus live CD


From Italy (via our regular correspondent Jean-Pierre M.) comes the news that both Skip Battin LPs that were released in Italy only during the 80s will soon be released on one CD, along with a 1988 live concert featuring Skip Battin and John York, which was until now only available on a bootleg CDR.

The title of this new CD is "Skip Battin's Italian Dream" and the content will be as follows:

Skip Battin - Navigator (Appaloosa 1981)

Skip Battin - Don't Go Crazy (Appaloosa 1984)

Family Tree (Skip Battin and John York with Beppe D'Angelo and Ricky Mantoan) - Live In Bolzano 1988

The CD comes with a 14 page booklet with many never seen before pictures, and liner notes in Italian (except for a one-page tribute interview with Gene Parsons).

Sunday, August 6, 2017

New DAVID CROSBY album out on September 29, 2017




David Crosby releases “Sky Trails”, his newest album on September 29, 2017. 

New material co-written with friends Michael McDonald and Joni Mitchell.