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Roger McGuinn began his musical journey in the folk music world, performing and writing songs for notable folk artists such as The Limeliters and The Chad Mitchell Trio.

In 1964, McGuinn teamed with Gene Clark and David Crosby to form The Jet Set. But after a screening of The Beatles' first feature film "A Hard Day's Night", McGuinn caught the vision of a new sound, that of folk music with a rock 'n' roll beat. Shortly after that, The Byrds took flight.




 Mr. Tambourine Man (2 reviews)1965
 Turn! Turn! Turn!1965
 Fifth Dimension1966
 Younger Than Yesterday1967
 Greatest Hits (2 reviews)1967
 Notorious Byrd Brothers (1 review)1968
 Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (2 reviews)1968
 Preflyte (1 review)1969
 Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde1969
 Ballad Of Easy Rider1969
 Byrdmaniax (1 review)1971
 Farther Along (1 review)1971
 Best Of The Byrds: Greatest Hits Vol. II1972
 History Of The Byrds [UK]1973
 The Byrds Play Dylan (1 review)1980
 Original Singles 1965-1967 Vol. I1981
 Original Singles 1967-1969 Vol. II [UK]1982
 The Byrds Collection [UK]1986
 Never Before1987
 In The Beginning1988
 Byrds Boxed Set1990
 Free Flyte1991
 Twenty Essential Tracks From The Byrds Boxed Set1991
 Nashville West1996
 Very Best Of The Byrds [UK]1997
 Byrd Parts [Aus]1998
 Super Hits1998
 Live At The Fillmore - February 1968 (1 review)2000
 The Preflyte Sessions (1 review, 1 link)2001
 The Essential Byrds (2 reviews)2003
 Byrd Parts 2 [Aus] (1 review)2003


 I Trust (Everything Is Gonna Work Out Alright) /
 Please Let Me Love You / Don't Be Long [as The Beefeaters]1964
 All I Really Want To Do / Feel A Whole Lot Better1965
 Mr. Tambourine Man / I Knew I'd Want You1965
 Turn! Turn! Turn! / She Don't Care About Time1965
 5D (Fifth Dimension) / Captain Soul1966
 Eight Miles High / Why1966
 Mr. Spaceman / What's Happening?1966
 Set You Free This Time / It Won't Be Wrong1966
 Goin' Back / Change Is Now1967
 Have You Seen Her Face / Don't Make Waves1967
 Lady Friend / Don't Make Waves [UK]1967
 My Back Pages / Renaissance Fair1967
 So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star/ Everybody's Been Burned1967
 I Am A Pilgrim / Pretty Boy Floyd1968
 You Ain't Going Nowhere / Artificial Energy1968
 Bad Night at the Whiskey / Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man1969
 Ballad Of Easy Rider / "Oil In My Lamp1969
 Ballad Of Easy Rider" / "Wasn't Born To Follow1969
 Jesus Is Just Alright / It's All Over Now, Baby Blue1969
 Lay Lady Lay / Old Blue1969
 Wasn't Born To Follow / Child Of The Universe1969
 Chestnut Mare / Just A Season1970
 America's Great National Pastime / Farther Along1971
 Glory, Glory / Citizen Kane1971
 Is This) My Destiny [UK]1971
 Cowgirl In The Sand / Long Live The King1973
 Full Circle / Long Live The King1973
 Things Will Be Better / For Free [UK]1973
 Full Circle / Things Will Be Better [UK]1974


 History Of Rock-N-Roll
 Hullabaloo Vol. 2
 Shindig's Sixties Superstars
 Easy Rider1969


Compilation Albums

 Baby Boomer Classics: Electric Sixties
 Baby Boomer Classics: Mellow Sixties
 Baby Boomer Classics: Psychedelic Sixties
 Only Rock'N Roll 1965-1969
 Reelin' In The Years, Volume 2
 The 12-String Story, Volume 11963
 The 12-String Story, Volume 21963
 Early L.A.1970
 Earl Scruggs, His Family & Friends1972
 Nuggets Vol. 9: Acid Rock1985
 CBS Classics: Pop Classics Of The 60's1989
 CBS Classics: Rock Classics Of The 60's1989
 CBS Classics: Rock Classics Of The 70s1989
 Rock Classics Vol 11989
 The Golden Age Of Underground Radio1989
 Legends Of Guitar: Country Vol. 11990
 Legends Of Guitar: Rock The 60's Vol. 11990
 Rock Goes To The Movies 21990
 I Shall Be Unreleased1991
 Acoustic Aid1992
 Rock Of The 70's Vol 21992
 Summer Of Love Vol. 2: Turn On: Mind Expansion1992
 Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration1993
 Monterey International Pop Festival1993
 Psychedelic Mind Trip1993
 Adios Amigo: A Tribute To Arthur Alexander1994
 Have A Nice Life: More Great Breakup Songs1994
 Peaceful Easy Feeling1994
 Harley-Davidson: Road Songs1995
 Hillbilly Fever Vol. 5: Legends Of Country Rock1995
 Heroes Of Country Music Vol. 5... Country Rock1996
 Psychedelic Pop: 12 Spaced-Out 60's Classics1997
 Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Songs Of Pete Seeger1998
 Country: The American Tradition1999
 Movie Music: The Definitive Performances1999
 Pop Music: The Golden Era: 1951-19751999
 Rock: The Train Kept A Rollin'1999
 Positively 60's2000
 Forrest Gump2001
 Desperado: The Best Of Country Rock2002

Soundtrack Albums

 Don't Make Waves1967
 Easy Rider1969
 Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid1973
 Forrest Gump2001

Box Sets

 Byrds Boxed Set1990
 Monterey International Pop Festival1993
 The Preflyte Sessions2001

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