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On December 19, 1993.

On December 19, 1993, Michael James Dick aka Michael Clarke, died aged 47. He was musician (drums, percussion), member of Firefall, The Flying Burrito Brothers,  but was best known as drummer of The Byrds.

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In June 1972.

In June 1973, “Columbia” label released the debut, self-titled Roger McGuinn solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Roger McGuinn.

Personnel:

  • Roger McGuinn– vocals, guitars, banjo, Moog synthesizer, harmonica
  • Gene Clark, Spanky McFarlane– vocals
  • David Crosby, Graham Nash– guitars, vocals
  • Jerry Cole– guitar
  • Buddy Emmons– pedal steel guitar
  • Bruce Johnston– piano, vocals
  • Spooner Oldham– organ, piano
  • David Vaught, Chris Ethridge, Chris Hillman, Leland Sklar– bass
  • John Guerin, Michael Clarke, Jim Gordon– drums
  • Charles Lloyd- saxophone
  • Hal Blaine– tambourine, percussion
  • Bob Dylan– harmonica
  • Jimmy Joyce Children’s Chorus—vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy, except where noted.

  1. I’m So Restless
  2. My New Woman
  3. Lost My Drivin’ Wheel – David Wiffen
  4. Draggin’
  5. Time Cube – Roger McGuinn, R. J. Hippard
  6. Bag Full Of Money
  7. Hanoi Hannah
  8. Stone – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  9. Heave Away – traditional, arr. by Roger McGuinn
  10. M’ Linda
  11. The Water Is Wide – traditional, arr. by Roger McGuinn

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “A&M” label released “The Flying Burrito Bros”, the third Flying Burrito Brothers album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Dickson and Bob Hughes.

Personnel:

  • Rick Roberts: vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Chris Hillman: vocals, bass
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow: pedal steel guitar
  • Bernie Leadon: vocals, guitars, banjo
  • Michael Clarke: drums
  • Earl P. Ball: piano
  • Bob Gibson: guitar
  • Mike Deasy: guitar
  • Recording engineer: Lillian Davis Douma, Bob Hughes
  • Art Direction: Roland Young
  • Photography: Jim McCrary
  • Design: Chuck Beeson

Track listing:

  1. White Line Fever – Merle Haggard
  2. Colorado – Rick Roberts
  3. Hand to Mouth – Rick Roberts, Chris Hillman
  4. Tried So Hard – Gene Clark
  5. Just Can’t Be – Rick Roberts, Chris Hillman
  6. To Ramona – Bob Dylan
  7. Four Days of Rain – Rick Roberts
  8. Can’t You Hear Me Calling – Rick Roberts, Chris Hillman
  9. All Alone – Rick Roberts, Chris Hillman
  10. Why Are You Crying – Rick Roberts

 

In April 1970.

In March 1970, “A&M” label released “Burrito Deluxe”, the second Flying Burrito Brothers studio album. It was recorded 1969-1970, and was produced by Jim Dickson and Henry Lewy.

Personnel:

  • Gram Parsons— vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Chris Hillman— vocals, bass, mandolin
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow— pedal steel guitar
  • Bernie Leadon— vocals, guitar, dobro
  • Michael Clarke— drums
  • Leon Russell— piano
  • Byron Berline— fiddle
  • Tommy Johnson— tuba
  • Buddy Childers— cornet, flugelhorn
  • Leopoldo C. Carbajal — accordion
  • Frank Blanco — percussion

Track listing:

  1. Lazy Days – Gram Parsons
  2. Image of Me – Harlan Howard, Wayne Kemp
  3. High Fashion Queen – Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons
  4. If You Gotta Go – Bob Dylan
  5. Man in the Fog – Bernie Leadon, Gram Parsons
  6. Father Along – J.R. Baxter, W.B. Stevens
  7. Older Guys – Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Gram Parsons
  8. Cody Cody – Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Gram Parsons
  9. God’s Own Singer – Bernie Leadon
  10. Down in the Churchyard – Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons
  11. Wild Horses – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

On June 21, 1965.

Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man

On June 21, 1965, “Columbia” label released “Mr. Tambourine Man”, The Byrds debut album. It was recorded January 20 – April 22, 1965, at “Columbia Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Terry Melcher. The album opened the doors of success for The Byrds on the internationall music scene, and became first serious American response to the dominance of The Beatles and the British Invasion during the mid-1960s. The album cover photograph was by Barry Feinstein. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Mr. Tambourine Man” at number 232 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jim McGuinn- lead guitar, vocals
  • Gene Clark- rhythm guitar, tambourine, vocals
  • David Crosby- rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Chris Hillman- electric bass
  • Michael Clarke- drums
  • Jerry Cole- rhythm guitar
  • Larry Knechtel- electric bass
  • Leon Russell- electric piano
  • Hal Blaine– drums

Track listing:

  1. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  2. I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better – Gene Clark
  3. Spanish Harlem Incident – Bob Dylan
  4. You Won’t Have to Cry – Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn
  5. Here Without You – Gene Clark
  6. The Bells of Rhymney – Idris Davies, Pete Seeger
  7. All I Really Want to Do – Bob Dylan
  8. I Knew I’d Want You – Gene Clark
  9. It’s No Use – Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn
  10. Don’t Doubt Yourself, Babe – Jackie DeShannon
  11. Chimes of Freedom – Bob Dylan
  12. We’ll Meet Again – Ross Parker, Hughie Charles

 

 

On March 7, 1973.

Byrds

On March 7, 1973, “Asylum” label released “Byrds”, the twelve and final The Byrds studio album. It was recorded October – November 1972, at “Wally Heider’s Studio 3” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Crosby.

Personnel:

  • Roger McGuinn– guitar, banjo, Moog synthesizer, vocals
  • Gene Clark- guitar, harmonica, tambourine, vocals
  • David Crosby- guitar, vocals
  • Chris Hillman– electric bass, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Michael Clarke– drums, congas, percussion
  • Wilton Felder- electric bass
  • Johnny Barbata- drums
  • Dallas Taylor- congas, tambourine

Track listing:

  1. Full Circle – Gene Clark
  2. Sweet Mary – Roger McGuinn, Jacques Levy
  3. Changing Heart – Gene Clark
  4. For Free – Joni Mitchell
  5. Born to Rock ‘n’ Roll – Roger McGuinn
  6. Things Will Be Better – Chris Hillman, Dallas Taylor
  7. Cowgirl in the Sand – Neil Young
  8. Long Live the King – David Crosby
  9. Borrowing Time – Chris Hillman, Joe Lala
  10. Laughing – David Crosby
  11. (See the Sky) About to Rain – Neil Young

 

On February 6, 1967.

Younger Than Yesterday

On February 6, 1967, “Columbia” released “Younger Than Yesterday”, the fourth Byrds album. It was recorded November – December 1966, at the “Columbia Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Gary Usher. In 2012, the album was ranked at number 127 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jim McGuinn– lead guitar, vocals
  • David Crosby– rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Chris Hillman– electric bass, vocals
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • Hugh Masekela– trumpet
  • Cecil Barnard – piano
  • Jay Migliori- saxophone
  • Vern Gosdin– acoustic guitar
  • Clarence White– guitar
  • Daniel Ray (Big Black) – percussion

Track listing:

  1. So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star – Jim McGuinn, Chris Hillman
  2. Have You Seen Her Face – Chris Hillman
  3. T.A.-102 – Jim McGuinn, Robert J. Hippard
  4. Renaissance Fair – David Crosby, Jim McGuinn
  5. Time Between – Chris Hillman
  6. Everybody’s Been Burned – David Crosby
  7. Thoughts and Words – Chris Hillman
  8. Mind Gardens – David Crosby
  9. My Back Pages – Bob Dylan
  10. The Girl with No Name – Chris Hillman
  11. Why – Jim McGuinn, David Crosby