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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
kontiki-suite

Classic mellow psych and country from Kontiki Suite

It is barely February and there has already been a glut of great new albums. Jacco Gardner is on constant rotation here, Foxygen are IMO the most exciting new band in years and then for more mellow moments there’s Kontiki Suite’s On Sunset Lake. The band from Cumbria (quick q any other bands from Cumbria – could only think of …

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AshleyClassic mellow psych and country from Kontiki Suite
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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