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, 2013 ~ UK Top 100 ~ #3 (-) Ellie Goulding, How Long Will I Love You ~ #2 (-) Lilly Allen, Somewhere Only We Know ~ #1 (-) Martin Garrix, Animals


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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Although they only attained the huge success of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys for a short time in the mid-'60s, time has judged the Byrds to be nearly as influential as those groups in the long run. They were not solely responsible for devising folk-rock, but they were certainly more responsible than any other single act (Bob Dylan included) for melding the innovations and energy of the British Invasion with the best lyrical and musical elements of contemporary folk music. The jangling, 12-string guitar sound of leader Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker was permanently absorbed into the vocabulary of rock. They also played a vital role in pioneering psychedelic rock and country-rock, the unifying element being their angelic harmonies and restless eclecticism. ~ Allmusic: the Byrds ~ retrieved April 16, 2014 © Allmusic

The Byrds ~ Ranked #45 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists in 2004 ~ “The Byrds are immortal because they flew so high.” ~ Tom Petty ~ 2004 © Rolling Stone

The Byrds ~ Sweethearts Of The Rodeo (1968) ~ Ranked #120 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Driven by new member Gram Parsons, the Byrds nailed a bold Nashville classicism, dressing Bob Dylan and {arrtist merle-haggard} songs in steel guitar and rock & roll drive. The results set the stage for country rock. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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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