Gene Clark, singer, guitarist
Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Guitarist
The Byrds ~ McGuinn, Clark & Hillman
birth name: Harold Eugene Clark

Gene Clark

November 17, 1944, Tipton, MO ~ May 24, 1991, Sherman Oaks, CA

Clark was one of the earliest exponents of psychedelic rock, baroque pop, newgrass, country rock and alternative country. ~ Wikipedia: Gene Clark ~ retrieved April 23, 2014 © Wikiepdia

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November 17, 1979 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (7) Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) ~ #2 (2) Donna Summer, Dim All The Lights ~ #1 (3) Commodores, Still

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In 2008 two Gene Clark albums made it to the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die ~ No Other (1974) ~ White Light (1971)

The Byrds

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The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, combining traditional acoustic music with early Sixties pop. The group's signature sunny melodies, lush harmonies, and ringing 12-string guitars - as well as their eventual exploration of psychedelic rock - made for some of the decade's best singles. The band continued to do strong work (including foray into country), establishing a sonic model for many of the Seventies biggest rock bands, including the Eagles, Tom Petty, and the latter-day Fleetwood Mac. ~ Rolling Stone: the Byrds ~ retrieved April 17, 2014 © Rolling Stone

The Byrds ~ Inducted in the 1991 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ At a time when rock and roll was exploding in all fronts, the Byrds led the way with an insatiable curiosity about the forms and directions pop music could take. In so doing, they became peers and equals of their mentors, Dylan and the Beatles. ~ 1991 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman

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McGuinn, Clark & Hillman (later McGuinn-Hillman) came about in 1977, when three former members of the original Byrds - Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, and Chris Hillman - decided to try and update their sound in a new context. The impetus for the reunion took shape in stages over the course of that year. McGuinn and Hillman had played together longer than any of the other original members, with six albums (and innumerable concerts) across four years during the 1960s, and as late as 1967 they'd tried without success to reintegrate Gene Clark - the best songwriter among them and a superb singer, but also the first to leave - back into the band. ~ Allmusic: McGuinn, Clark & Hillman ~ retrieved April 26, 2014 © Allmusic



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