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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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The Byrds are an uncommonly fortunate band. Not only has their entire back catalogue been presented several times in a remastered, expanded and fully documented form, they have also featured prominently in the writings of some of the finest historians of popular music. All of this reflects both the profound influence that they had on other bands (including The Beatles) during the 60s and 70s, and the inspiration they have provided for subsequent generations. They are quite simply, timeless.

If you are in any way, interested in The Byrds and their magnificent legacy, then you will be truly fascinated by Johnny Rogan's epic biography. It provides the most thorough analysis ever written about them or indeed any group. What exactly was that mid 60s ferment that enabled The Byrds to become such an important force? Why do five of their first six albums feature in 1001 ALBUMS TO HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE? How did their music come to evolve as quickly as it did and why was it so difficult for the wonderfully diverse talents of the individual members to remain harnessed within the group for very long? You'll be able to reflect upon these and a myriad of other questions as you make your own journey through a very special world.

If you are already familiar with Rogan's previous work, you'll be aware that we have already seen three editions of 'Timeless Flight', each more informative than the last. But I would urge the prospective reader to think of 'Requiem For The Timeless' as being much more than a mere fourth edition. Its 1200 pages compare spectacularly with the 720 of 'Timeless Flight Revisited' from the late 90s and we see amongst many other jewels, an even more detailed and insightful examination of the music. We gain an ever deeper appreciation of an amazing paradox.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book and you ain't going nowhere 27 Nov 2011
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Over 1,000 pages (incl notes, discography & index) seems over the the top for a group that peaked over 40 years ago? But as this superb book demonstrates there's more to their history, roots and influences. Reading this book re-ignited my love of The Byrds music and especially the enigma of Crosby, Gene Clark & McGuinn. Johnny Rogan obviously loves the music and their story as he's dedicated years to this book, his evocative preface is worth the price alone. If you have any Byrds records this is essential or an interest im popular music then buy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE BYRDS AND THE CULTURE THAT SPAWNED THEM 9 Dec 2011
By Stuart Jefferson - Published on Amazon.com
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Hardcover-5 pages of Acknowledgements, 20 page Preface, 851 pages of text, 142 pages of Notes (which, if you want to learn even more, are worth reading), 21 pages of Byrds Sessionography, 5 pages of Byrds Unreleased Material, 43 pages of Byrds Discography, 58 pages of Byrds Bootlegs, 14 pages of Television Appearances/Videos/DVDS, and an Index. There's also 32 pages of b&w and color photos. Befitting a book of this size, there's a place-mark ribbon sewn into the book-a nice (and needed) touch.

If THE BYRDS are one of your favorite bands, chances are you've read (or at least heard about) author Johnny Rogan's previous works on the band. Rogan has spent many years researching the band, their music, and the period when THE BYRDS were making some great pop/rock/folk/folk-rock/country/country rock, that stands as some of the best music from that era. It's even more amazing when you consider that the group was made up primarily of "folkies", a died-in-the-wool bluegrass player, and a drummer who, in the beginning, played on cardboard boxes.

Rogan's previous works were seemingly about as in depth as a fan could wish for. But with this book (Vol. 1), Rogan has delved even deeper into the world of THE BYRDS and the never to be repeated era of the mid/late 60's (especially), when music (and just about everything else) was either changing or was ripe for change. From there Rogan looks at the changes in music-both in the band and other artists of the period. In a nutshell-if you've read his previous works on THE BYRDS (as I have), you'll still want to purchase this great book for Rogan's in depth look at the evolution of the culture of the times, the music industry, the bands, the musicians, and of course, the music.

Along the way Rogan looks at other important bands of the time-THE BEATLES, Bob Dylan, and other artists who were likewise recording great,influential, timeless music-both in Los Angeles and Britain. Beginning with the early life of THE BYRDS, first known as THE JET SET, (and for about a second THE BEEFEATERS), Rogan goes into some detail concerning their early music and performances, the early concerts, the zany people who followed the band-along with being almost forced into recording Dylan's "Mr Tambourine Man" (they didn't see it as a hit record), and Dylan's efforts to win the band over and release it as a single.

From that point Rogan delves deeply into all the areas of the band-the first British tour, coming home and realizing that folk-rock was on the way out. The chapter on the making of the band's second album is very telling-going into great detail concerning various band members and producers, and the conflicts that arose. The band's work in the studio, the various musical influences (rock, folk, jazz, country, electronic, East Indian, etc.) their albums and singles, the rise of the "LP", Gene Clark's departure from the band, the Monterey Pop Festival, the so called "Summer of Love", inter-band squabbles, the jealousy over Gene Clark's many fine songs, Crosby's attitude towards songs, money, leadership, and his eventual firing is looked at very deeply here, the change in sound-from pop/rock to something closer to country-rock and then pure country (Crosby has said that this new sound wasn't THE BYRDS-the original five guys was THE BYRDS), the various band members who floated in and out of the band (Gram Parsons, Skip Battin, Gene Parsons, Kevin Kelley, Clarence White, etc.) changing the band's sound along the way, their eventual dissolution and reformation (to no avail), and finally, the band's role as examples and elder statesmen of the 60's era of rock music.

One of the major points Rogan has laid bare is that THE BYRDS were a group of people who came together to explore this "new" music that was happening, not a band in the truest sense of that term-people who had known each other for years (perhaps growing up together), and knew each other well. The various personalities of virtually every member of THE BYRDS, from the beginning through the next 2-3 years sparked some fine songs but also led to squabbles amongst the various members of the group, and to several key people leaving.

This first volume ends with the last three chapters-"Survivors", "The Reaper's Blade", and "Epilogue"-a fitting way to wind up the era of such great change, when old age/death was seemingly so far away, and everyone and everything was so new, exciting, and vital. Here (as in the rest of the book) Rogan has done everyone who has followed THE BYRDS and that wonderful era, a great service. His years long studies of the band and that time period, his first hand interviews, and having the perseverance to put it all together into this book (and Vol. 2) gives us a real view-something approaching "clear light"-into that now, hazy world.

But along with the story of THE BYRDS, the author takes a deep, informative look at all the changes that happened during this exciting period. And that's where this great book takes a step further than the previous editions on THE BYRDS. The idealism of the 60's counterculture, which slowly morphed into a "me first" lifestyle, the rise (and fall) of various performers, and the difficulty of trying to adapt to the changing public's idea of music-that and more are here, but never straying too far from THE BYRDS, in an intelligently laid out, easy to read, chronological style. Rogan has spent many years interviewing the many people who were there at the time-including members of various bands, and those in the studio. These portions of the book are invaluable, partly because a number of these people are now no longer living. And with everyone who falls by the wayside, we are that much more removed from the actual events as people witnessed them.

The choice of photographs was astutely done. Pictures from the beginning-a great informal color portrait of the band and the various dancers ("Vito's group") from the early days, THE JET SET from 1964, THE BYRDS in the studio-dressed in (then standard) coats and ties, a great early shot of a smiling David Crosby in a suit holding a Rickenbacker guitar, the band on stage in Britain with Crosby wearing his green cape, a strikingly beautiful color portrait of the original group, Crosby in the studio with THE BEATLES during the "Sgt. Pepper's..." sessions, plus several photos of THE BYRDS over the years with Kelley, both Parsons, White, and York, a shot of the band on stage at their last performance in 1973, plus many other interesting, telling photographs.

This book (and Volume 2) will stand as one of Rogan's very best. This is not only about THE BYRDS, but about a certain period of time that will never be repeated again. If you came of age (as I was lucky enough to) during this era, and thought it was exciting, you know what I'm talking about. I was fortunate enough to hear the band both when they opened for THE ROLLING STONES (1965, who were late), and as a trio (1968, and we didn't know who would show up)-and I still remember the sound of the original group's harmonies, and, as a trio, McGuinn's 12 string ringing out, and Hillman's fluid bass work. If you weren't lucky enough, this great book will take you back when it was all happening-good and bad. Everyone who has an interest in 60's culture, the music, the bands, and all the various happenings will want to read this book. I can't wait for Volume 2. So put on your favorite BYRDS' album and delve into this fine look at one of the best bands from an era of exciting music and cultural change.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best popular music biography I have ever read 2 Dec 2011
By Mr. J. L. Ward - Published on Amazon.com
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The Byrds are an uncommonly fortunate band. Not only has their entire back catalogue been presented several times in a remastered, expanded and fully documented form, they have also featured prominently in the writings of some of the finest historians of popular music. All of this reflects both the profound influence that they had on other bands (including The Beatles) during the 60s and 70s, and the inspiration they have provided for subsequent generations. They are quite simply, timeless.

If you are in any way, interested in The Byrds and their magnificent legacy, then you will be truly fascinated by Johnny Rogan's epic biography. It provides the most thorough analysis ever written about them or indeed any group. What exactly was that mid 60s ferment that enabled The Byrds to become such an important force? Why do five of their first six albums feature in 1001 ALBUMS TO HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE? How did their music come to evolve as quickly as it did and why was it so difficult for the wonderfully diverse talents of the individual members to remain harnessed within the group for very long? You'll be able to reflect upon these and a myriad of other questions as you make your own journey through a very special world.

If you are already familiar with Rogan's previous work, you'll be aware that we have already seen three editions of 'Timeless Flight', each more informative than the last. But I would urge the prospective reader to think of 'Requiem For The Timeless' as being much more than a mere fourth edition. Its 1200 pages compare spectacularly with the 720 of 'Timeless Flight Revisited' from the late 90s and we see amongst many other jewels, an even more detailed and insightful examination of the music. We gain an ever deeper appreciation of an amazing paradox. How was it that the very forces that broke up the original band during 1967-68 also helped to make their music from that time so innovative and visionary? And what exactly went wrong with the largely unloved Byrdmaniax and Farther Along. Recently acquired observations from Kim Fowley on that are especially absorbing. And the best of it all is that what we have here is merely Volume 1! A sequel is promised in which the focus will be on the biographies and solo careers of the individual group members. As the author reminds us in two especially affecting chapters, 'Fatalities' and 'The Reaper's Blade', the majority of these are no longer with us. And it is this, of course that gives added resonance and poignancy to the very title of this wonderful book.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive work!!!! 6 Jan 2012
By kvalois - Published on Amazon.com
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Johnny Rogan's book is, by far, the most comprehensive treatment of the subject. Although the Byrds never approximated the COMMERCIAL success of other "Hall of Fame" rock groups of the 1960s, they reaped almost universal critical praise for their contributions to rock music.

In fact, they never had more than about 7 "hit" singles on the Billboard charts and, rather surprisingly, earned only one platinum album (Byrds' Greatest Hits). Still, they were true pioneers of THREE genres of music: folk-rock, hard-rock, and country rock.

When I first heard those magical, chiming 12-string Rickenbacker notes in that classic opening riff of "Mr. Tambourine Man" in 1965, I became hooked. Through 1967, they remained a driving force in rock 'n' roll, producing masterpieces such as "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Eight Miles High," "So You Want to be a Rock'n'Roll Star," and others.

By that date, Gene Clark and David Crosby had departed and the group would undergo even more personnel changes. In 1973, Roger McGuinn, the guiding co-founder, finally dissolved the band to pursue a solo career.

Over the decades, notable music historians and critics have written about the Byrds' significance and legacy. Bud Scoppa wrote one of the first small books here and Richie Unterberger has produced some wonderful commentaries in various publications. Still, and weighing in at some 1,200 pages, no one has come close to an exhaustive analysis as Johnny Rogan.

Some have taken issue with some of his interpretations (claiming that he has taken McGuinn's side on many stories), but nobody can deny that Rogan's book is a first-rate opus. Here, diehard Byrds fans (like me) can find a seemingly endless array of "factoids" and anecdotes about their heroes. Simply stated, this book is in a class all by itself.

What is truly amazing is that this is ONLY volume one!!!! I bought this book because I knew it featured some 400 additional pages from the previous edition and took the story of all the surviving Byrds (McGuinn, Crosby, and Chris Hillman to the present.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Johnny Rogan's book to all who want to learn about the Byrds!!!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is only Volume 1 14 Feb 2012
By G. Wallace - Published on Amazon.com
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1250 thick pages of merely the first volume of a biography of a musical act defunct nearly 40 years, this weighty tome (so heavy I can barely hold it to read it) can't avoid seeming ludicrous. I drank it to the dregs in a couple days like a beach read. Rogan is suffering from a severe infection that I've caught as well but he writes it up so well. I guess his background was a hardscrabble early life that was made livable by The Byrds among other musical acts. He took a chance to follow his passion in the late 70's instead of getting buried in an academic career, was put onto Byrds guru Jim Dickson by David Crosby and developed rich relationships with nearly all parties as their musical careers sank into oblivion. So the story is richly human, all too human, with unintentionally side-splitting explanations from the participants collated with gentle asides by the author. A strange story in which one leading light after another came and went from the Byrds over their first three years, leading to several legendary follow-on acts (Crosby Stills & Nash, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Dillard & Clark).

Justification for such scrutiny can be found in the musical peaks that five of the members reached at various times, if never very consistently. Gene Clark was an enormously gifted and flawed singer/songwriter. Gram Parsons was nearly as talented, probably more innovative, and even more flawed. David Crosby's harmonic talent was unique from the beginning and his outsized personality is infamous. Chris Hillman left a trail of superb records all the way from the Byrds through Manassas. And Jolly Roger McGuinn was one of the great musicians of his era, a stylist of huge influence comparable to a Hendrix or Clapton. Several of these artists reached depths of degradation proportionate to their musical triumphs. I expect an equally enormous Volume 2 will tracks Clark and Parsons on their strange and sad journeys.

It's certainly a beautifully bound and printed artifact with some nice photos to go with Rogan's storytelling. For those who are hopelessly in love with all the great Byrds and related music it's a must read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Byrds Requiem for the Timeless 19 Jun 2012
By Rcardini - Published on Amazon.com
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Johnny Rogan's new book is Awesome. Especially if you are a Byrd's fan (as I am). I have the previous book,Timeless Flight Revisited and if you think that this is more of the same... you'll be pleasently surprised. Rogan seems to have an infinite ammount of facts & info that just keeps amazing me more and more. And surprise... at a thousand plus pages this is only Vol.!
Highly recommended !!!!!!
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