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10 reasons why The Byrds are the most influential rock band of all time

1 They brought Dylan to the masses And helped him on his discovery of electric music 2 They influenced The Beatles   The Fabs hero-worshiped them, and many Beatles tracks feature that trademark Byrds jangly guitar. Rubber Soul was almost a Byrds tribute album. 3 They were first to get a Psychedelic song in the charts This was a full …

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Ashley10 reasons why The Byrds are the most influential rock band of all time
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Amazing pics of the day The Beatles played to just 18 people

Take a look at this pic. It is quartet of likely looking fellas from the early 60s enjoying a sneaky beer. Look again though and it becomes clear that in the picture is a very young John Lennon and an even younger George Harrison – who at eighteen is only just old enough to be swigging from the bottle. It …

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AshleyAmazing pics of the day The Beatles played to just 18 people
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Beatles, Led Zep, Pink Floyd. Ten Classic Albums on YouTube (and not Spotify) and how they got there

Over the past year or so there has been a significant trend of full albums showing up on YouTube. There is invariably no video content – just a still of the artist and the music. The interesting part is that there are now many classic albums on YouTube a good chunk of which aren’t available on Spotify or other streaming …

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AshleyBeatles, Led Zep, Pink Floyd. Ten Classic Albums on YouTube (and not Spotify) and how they got there
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Sitar frenzy – how Ravi Shankar (along with The Byrds and The Beatles) created Psychedelia

Like everyone I am sad to hear of the death of Ravi Shankar this morning. The Indian sitar player, who was arguably the first World Music (as we understand it now) star, wowed them at the Woodstock Festival, was chummy with The Beatles and much of pop’s aristocracy, and did much to popularise Indian arts and music at a time …

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AshleySitar frenzy – how Ravi Shankar (along with The Byrds and The Beatles) created Psychedelia
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The Lost Beatles Photographs by Larry Marion

We can’t wait for the new comprehensive pictorial book of lost photographs of Britain’s greatest music export, The Beatles, to come out. Written by Larry Marion with the help of The Beatles’ US Tour manager Bob Bonis, the book features everything from on stage performances to rehearsals and light-hearted behind the scene moments. The book is being published by Harper …

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LauraThe Lost Beatles Photographs by Larry Marion