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  • The Los Angeles Free Press 60's Music Site "Thank You", Mr. Groves. We do aim to please... and we are not looking forward to being absent tomorrow. However, like so many other fine Pages, we are hoping that by NOT being here it will be all that more evident of what SOPA is all about. Please do all you can - and remind your Friends, too - to do all they can to prevent its passage in any form. Have a good night...truly look forward to seeing you again on Thursday.
  • Joe Pampena Is that someone wailing in tongues @2:50?



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  • The Los Angeles Free Press 60's Music Site Thank you. Thank You. Thank you. Going onto Buffalo Springfield in awhile.
  • Timothy Brendlinger A young David Crosby.
  • The Los Angeles Free Press 60's Music Site [Steve here] Right you are! and hoping you remember we had said we were moving onto Buffalo Springfield. Why? Well, one reason is so we get to remind a bunch a folks that for one, brief, shining moment David was part of that band!
  • LA Free Press Era Rock Historian, Bruno Ceriotti, now featuring...
    THE BYRDS
    (Part 1)
    >> In mid-July, just a month after their appearance at Monterey, The Byrds pre-records a segment for Dick Clark’s popular weekend television show ‘American Bandstand ‘67’, that was aired on July 29 on the ABC network.  It looks like they have come straight from the Monterey stage - David Crosby complete with Cossack hat - the band lip-synchs their two most recent singles, ‘Lady Friend’ and ‘Eight Miles High’, the latter you can see in the footage below.  Enjoy!
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  • The NEW LA Free Press POST-MONTEREY SERIES (thru '67) with LA Free Press Era Rock Historian, Bruno Ceriotti, now featuring...
    THE BYRDS
    (Part 2)
    >> On July 25, The Byrds appeared live on ‘The Tonight Show’, Johnny Carson’s popular five-day-a-week nationwide
    television show aired on NBC network.  The band performed four songs, including their last single, ‘Lady Friend’, a song written by David Crosby.
    >> There’s a curious story attached to the band’s appearance on the show. Comedian Bob Newhart was the show’s guest host that day and, with obvious disdain, he read The Byrds’ stock introduction off cue cards and added, as Jim McGuinn and David Crosby strummed the opening bars of the song, “I think I hear them tuning up now.” Unfazed, Crosby leaned into the mike and countered, “We tune because we care.”
    >> Sadly there is no video footage of this episode, however, there’s the audio of the band playing ‘Lady Friend’, so….enjoy!
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  • The NEW LA Free Press POST-MONTEREY SERIES (thru '67) with LA Free Press Era Rock Historian, Bruno Ceriotti, now featuring...
    THE BYRDS
    (Part 3)
    >> From September 7 to 9, The Byrds played at Bill Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium in San Fran. These were David Crosby’s last shows with the band because right after that Jim McGuinn and Chris Hillman decide to kick Crosby out of the band! However, the band was booked on a few US television shows in October so, to keep the impression of a four-man band, their former singer/ guitarist Gene Clark is called in to fill the spot vacated by Crosby.
    >> Essentially, Clark’s role is just as a stand-in, as the shows are lip-synched performances to pre-recorded backing tracks, the demands on Clark are very simple: to look like a Byrd, strum an inaudible guitar, and silently mouth the harmony vocals.
    >> The television debut of the new Byrds was on October 13 when they appeared on ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ on CBS network, mimed ‘Mr. Spaceman’ and ‘Goin’ Back’. The show was broadcast on October 22, and here, below, is the footage of The Byrds doing ‘Goin’ Back’.  Enjoy!
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  • The NEW LA Free Press POST-MONTEREY SERIES (thru '67) with LA Free Press Era Rock Historian, Bruno Ceriotti, now featuring...
    THE BYRDS
    (Part 4)
    >> In mid-October, just a few days after their previously mentioned television debut with Gene Clark back in the lineup,
    The Byrds appeared on ‘Where The Girls Are’, an hour-long television special hosted by famous English actor and singer, Noel Harrison, and broadcast on April 23, 1968 on NBC network.
    >> The segments featuring the band was symptomatic of the chaos in the ranks. They lip-synched ‘Mr. Spaceman’ taped on two different locations: one is a studio version with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark and two non-Byrds (the bass player and the drummer); the other was shot outdoors on a freeway with only McGuinn, Clark, and Mike Clarke. Chris Hillman was nowhere to be seen and, for the studio segment, it was band road manager Jimmi Seiter who gamely takes his place on bass.
    >> The mystery drummer also present in the studio segment, instead of Mike Clarke, was maybe one of the percussionists from
    The Association, who also appear on the show.
    >> Here are The Byrds (well, part of them) doing ‘Mr. Spaceman’. Enjoy!
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