Friday, May 30, 2014

Weekend Twofer

Prematurely, The Byrds co-founder Gene Clark passed away just over 23 years ago, on May 24, 1991, at 46.  A prolific songwriter, Clark's output with The Byrds is some of the best work that group produced.  Here,  from their first album (1965's "Mr. Tambourine Man") is Clark's gorgeous ballad "I Knew I'd Want You."

Fast forwarding to 1967, David Crosby breathily introduces the Clark-less Byrds, before the iconic South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela joins them on the rousing "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star."  (Well do ya'?!)

Enjoy the music and your weekend.

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