'The Byrds - My Way'

Author: James "Jimmi" Seiter

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483522458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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The Byrds – My Way (Volume 6) is a first-hand description of the inner workings of the Byrds and Burrito Brothers and other entertainment events: written by James ‘Jimmi’ Seiter (Road Manager, production manager and so much more for many bands and live events). It sets the record and previous assumptions straight as to what was really going on, from detailed personal, first-hand experience. He takes you on his journey which began in 1966; telling his version of events as he lived them in the form of 60 stories. It elaborates on the hard work that went on behind the scenes, to make the magic of music happen on stage in those days. The book series will recount the daily happenings of a few of America’s foremost Rock/Folk/Pop bands of the 1960’s & 1970’s as well as other production stories which the author was personally involved with along the way. This is Volume 6 there are many more to come so stay tuned and visit the website www.jimmiseiter.com which also has many historical photos.

The Byrds' The Notorious Byrd Brothers

Author: Ric Menck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441168494

Category: Music

Page: 152

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By the time Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Michael Clarke entered the studio to begin work on this album, they were basically falling apart at the seams. "Ladyfriend", a song written by Crosby, had just failed miserably as a chart single despite the fact that he lobbied hard to get it released. This - coupled with the fact that he made what the rest of the band considered an embarrassing political speech onstage during their set at the Monterey Pop Festival, and then sat in with rivals the Buffalo Springfield the following day - pushed McGuinn and Hillman in particular to the limits of their patience. Then, for the Notorious sessions, Crosby presented a song called "Triad", written about a threesome, and although McGuinn and Hillman reluctantly agreed to record it, they later decided to place a less controversial Goffin & King pop number called "Goin' Back" on the album instead. Crosby declared the song banal and refused to sing on it. A few too many studio flare-ups later, McGuinn and Hillman finally screeched up into the Hollywood Hills in their Jaguars and fired Crosby on the spot. Also brooding during this period was drummer Michael Clarke, who had always borne the brunt of the other band members' rage while recording. He was by far the least accomplished member of the band musically, and when they suggested bringing in a studio drummer to embellish some tracks (Jim Gordon, later of Derek & the Dominos fame), he finally declared he'd had enough and moved to Hawaii to get away from the music scene altogether. So, McGuinn and Hillman were left to cobble together an album with the help of producer Gary Usher (known for his work with Brian Wilson, the Millenium, Sagittarius and many others). The fact that it turned out to be one of the defining albums of the 60s psychedelic pop experience was either a sheer stroke of luck, or a testament to McGuinn and Hillman's determination to prove that they didn't need Crosby's help to construct their masterpiece.

The Byrds - My Way - Burritos -

Author: James "Jimmi" Seiter

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483546950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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The Byrds – My Way - Burritos - Vol 7 By James “Jimmi” Seiter Description The Byrds – My Way - Burritos (Volume 7) is a first-hand description of the inner workings of the Byrds and Burrito Brothers, other bands and other entertainment events: written by James ‘Jimmi’ Seiter (Road Manager, production manager and so much more for many bands and live events). It sets the record and previous assumptions straight as to what was really going on, from detailed personal, first-hand experience. He takes you on his journey which began in 1966; telling his version of events as he lived them in the form of 60 more stories. It elaborates on the hard work that went on behind the scenes, to make the magic of music happen on stage in those days. The book series will recount the daily happenings of a few of America’s foremost Rock/Folk/Pop bands of the 1960’s & 1970’s as well as other production stories which the author was personally involved with along the way. This is Volume 7 there are many more to come so stay tuned and visit the website www.jimmiseiter.com which also has many historical photos. Contact also [email protected] with questions.

The Byrds of Victory

Author: James Robert Campbell

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619843552

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Two novellas, “I Am a Freight Train” and “The Fields Are Ripe for Harvest,” compose “The Byrds of Victory” -- the stories of Preacher Byrd, who fights in the South Pacific during World War II and returns to his small Texas Panhandle hometown to work as a blacksmith-welder and to join black and Mexican-American leaders and start a farm workers’ union, which results in a great deal of intrigue and ends with a shoot-out; and Preacher’s son Benny, haunted by the tragedy of a drag racing accident while working with a wheat harvest crew in Texas, Colorado, Nebraska and Montana. “I Am a Freight Train” is the colorful Preacher Byrd’s first-person account of his life while “The Fields Are Ripe for Harvest” is told in the classic naturalistic style through only what the characters do, say and experience. The novel thereby powerfully imparts a sense of time and place that gives it a unique authenticity.

What Hatched at the Byrds

Author: Mary K. Lewis

Publisher: Bookman Publishing

ISBN: 9781594535208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

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What Hatched at the Byrds This is a book of short stories of trials and happiness of a large poor Southern family that lived on a farm. The stories start in the 1920's and through the Depression and until in the 2000. It tells stories about my Grandmother who was a midwife to my great granddaughter. Who is full of life.How special we felt when Daddy bought us a radio. How happy we were when we had enough money left out of egg money to buy a bar of lifebouy soap. You smelled so good, not like lye soap made you smell.There were only ten of us children, how we hung together or we would not have survived.Mom made us two dresses each to go through the school year. We got shoes in Oct. to last all winter. They were "Brogans" with heavy stockings that still rub your feet all over and you had blisters. We got to take them off the first day of May. They were cleaned up and put up for the next child. they were broken in by now so the next child didn't have it so bad.I had a happy childhood and was well loved, but I wouldn't want to repeat

Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin

Author: Bob Proehl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441143491

Category: Music

Page: 144

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In 1968, the Flying Burrito Brothers released The Gilded Palace of Sin on A&M Records,selling a disappointing 400,000 copies. Almost forty years later, front man Gram Parsons, is still spoken of with almost messianic reverence. Patron saint of alt-country, emblazoned with a shining cross, dead at 26. Overshadowed by Parsons, this album remains an anomaly in the country rock genre, a map in miniature of a moment in music, and warrants discussion as more than part of the Gram Parsons legacy.

The Byrds

Timeless Flight Revisited : the Sequel

Author: Johnny Rogan

Publisher: Music Sales Distributed

ISBN: 9780952954019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 735

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This biography delves beneath the myth to reveal story of The Byrds. It features interviews with all the original members, plus producers, managers, publicists, groupies and scene setters. Songs released by the band include Mr Tamborine Man and So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star.

In the Wings

My Life with Roger McGuinn and the Byrds

Author: Ianthe McGuinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910705827

Category: Rock groups

Page: 234

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Sharing tales of the Byrds' rise to fame from her unique vantage point as the only woman consistently involved with and at the center of the drama and success of the Byrds, Ianthe McGuinn tells the story of the exploding rock music scene in 1960s Los Angeles.

Mr. Tambourine Man

The Life and Legacy of the Byrds' Gene Clark

Author: John Einarson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879307936

Category: Music

Page: 339

View: 2002

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Based on more than one hundred first-person interviews, this thoughtful portrait of the Byrds creative genius Gene Clark reveals how he pioneered new sounds within rock music while serving as one of the main musical visionaries in the seminal 1960s group. Original.

Sonic Alchemy

Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings

Author: David N. Howard

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 147685209X

Category: Music

Page: 312

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(Book). You may not have heard of them, but you have certainly heard their songs! From the lo-fidelity origins of early pioneers to today's dazzling technocrats, the role of the music producer is as murkily undefined as it is wholly essential. Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings is an exploration of the influence of the often colorful, idiosyncratic and visionary music producers through popular music and the fascinatingly crucial role they have played in shaping the way we hear pop music today. Sonic Alchemy is nothing short of the secret history of the music producer.

Blaue Stunden

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843702233

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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„In manchen Breitengraden gibt es vor der Sommersonnenwende und danach eine Zeitspanne, nur wenige Wochen, in der die Dämmerungen lang und blau werden. Während der blauen Stunden glaubt man, der Tag wird nie enden. Wenn die Zeit der blauen Stunden sich dem Ende nähert (und das wird sie, sie endet), erlebt man ein Frösteln, eine Vorahnung der Krankheit: das blaue Licht verschwindet, die Tage werden schon kürzer, der Sommer ist vorbei.“ In Blaue Stunden erinnert Joan Didion sich an ihre Tochter Quintana, daran,wie es war, sie aufwachsen zu sehen und Abschied zu nehmen, als Quintana mit nur 39 Jahren starb. Eine sehr persönliche Bilanz der großen amerikanischen Autorin und ein ehrliches Buch über Tod und Vergänglichkeit, Erinnerung und Alter, über das, was wir verlieren, und das, was bleibt.

Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece

Author: Domenic Priore,Brian Wilson,Van Dyke Parks

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 178323198X

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Smile has become one of the most unavoidable legends of rock'n'roll folklore, and in this searching examination Domenic Priore presents the true story behind the album's 40-year conception. Work on Smile began hot on the heels of the ground-breaking Pet Sounds, when Brian Wilson collaborated with Van Dyke Parks to create a 'musical story of America'. However, production would famously collapse under a tide of internal fighting, record business chicanery and Brian's own health problems. In this unique account, Domenic Priore interviews all the main players and documents every aspect of the Smile experience, from its troubled inception to Wilson's brave attempt to finish what he started in 2005. The book includes detailed accounts of studio work, the triumphant live shows in Europe and the US, and a host of exclusive photos from photographer Guy Webster.

Jim Morrison

LIfe, Death, Legend

Author: Stephen Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218273

Category: Music

Page: 512

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As the lead singer of the Doors, Jim Morrison’s searing poetic vision and voracious appetite for sexual, spiritual, and psychedelic experience inflamed the spirit and psyche of a generation. Since his mysterious death in 1971, millions more fans from a new generation have embraced his legacy, as layers of myth have gathered to enshroud the life, career, and true character of the man who was James Douglas Morrison. In Jim Morrison, critically acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods, unmasks Morrison’s constructed personas of the Lizard King and Mr. Mojo Risin’ to reveal a man of fierce intelligence whose own destructive tendencies both fueled his creative ambitions and brought about his downfall. Gathered from dozens of original interviews and investigations of Morrison’s personal journals, Davis has assembled a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius, tracing the arc of Morrison’s life from his troubled youth to his international stardom, when his drug and alcohol binges, tumultuous sexual affairs, and fractious personal relationships reached a frenzied peak. For the first time, Davis is able to reconstruct Morrison’s last days in Paris to solve one of the greatest mysteries in music history in a shocking final chapter. Compelling and harrowing, intimate and revelatory, Jim Morrison is the definitive biography of the rock idol in snakeskin and leather who defined the 1960s.

Desperados

The Roots of Country Rock

Author: John Einarson

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461607337

Category: Music

Page: 304

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The first full history to describe the development of country rock.

The Day the Music Died

Author: Les MacDonald

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469113562

Category: Music

Page: 404

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Behind the roaring crowds and the billion-dollar record deals are tales of solitude, anger, and depression. Readers are about to unearth these stories as author Les MacDonald brings nostalgia to every bookshelf with The Day the Music Died, his newly released book published through Xlibris. The Day the Music Died is a well-researched documentation of the different true stories of the persons whose names are forever etched in the history of music. Throughout, readers will get an intimate look into the deaths of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Elvis Presley, Brian Jones, Bob Marley, John Lennon, George Harrison, Tupac Shakur, Nirvanas Kurt Cobain, Selena, Michael Jackson, and many more. As each of these artists permanently faded from the limelight, a new testimonial will be created to prove that their music lives on. While some of our favorites may have lost their way at some point during their lifetimes, we must remember that there is one thing that the passage of time cannot erase . . . and that, my friends, is the music! shares the author.