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|When the Byrds in 1965 recorded their single "Mr.
Tambourine Man" at Columbia Records the company insisted on
'professional 'back up musicians to accompany the singing of McGuinn,
Clark and Crosby and the Rickenbacker guitar playing of McGuinn. Hillman
and Clarke were back in the game when the group went into the studio to
record their first album "Mr. Tambourine
The Byrds tried to fuse their own musical talents with the art of Bob Dylan and the Beatles with Gene Clark proving himself as great songwriter from the beginning.
"Mr. Tambourine Man" went to No.1 and the company told the press that the Byrds were America's answer to the Beatles, waking big expectations the musicians never could deal with. Instead they identified themselves more and more with artists like Dylan who had proved that you never should allow anybody to sell-out your art.
Michael Clarke had
improved heavily on the drum set and Chris Hillman played unusual bass
Bob Dylan joined the Byrds for their version of his composition "All I Really Want To Do" at Ciro's (picture) after the success of "Tambourine Man".
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