🎼 History of the Byrds

Our ” The Byrds’ Top 25 Songs” countdown series ran from September 29, 2021 until March 23rd of this year and over that six-month span we had a lot of fun delving into the music of the Byrds and some of the history of the band (see the index here). Several weeks ago, I stumbled upon a YouTube video compilation that ties in nicely with our previous Byrds series.

Musicologist, Matt Williamson, maintains a YouTube channel, “Pop Goes the 60s,” in which he examines the history of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll. Williamson usually devotes one or possibly two videos to the history of a particular 60s band, but he recently released four videos that document the history of the very influential Byrds, from the band’s founding in 1965 to its demise in 1973.

I enjoyed this series quite a bit. Each video is 26-27 minutes long. Williamson did his homework and presents a lot of information, and while he doesn’t get all of the facts 100% correct, I give him an A for effort. Enjoy!

History of the Byrds – Part One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx-B9VWBzXg

History of the Byrds – Part Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmmrIOWOZWc

History of the Byrds – Part Three
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmBSRwbaeIc

History of the Byrds – Part Four
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN5U_M4v0J4

11 thoughts on “🎼 History of the Byrds

  1. Answering your question: Day went well, had a meet up with a couple along with my wife for ministry today hence this is a little later I’m getting to your blog! Homeschooling and some ministry discussions was also a part of my day! Will read this shortly!

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