THE BYRDS - SAN FRANCISCO 1978 [DAVID CROSBY R.I.P. 1941 - 2023]

August 2, 2022 – 5:40 am

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DAVID CROSBY R.I.P. 1941 - 2023

David Crosby, the singer, songwriter and guitarist who helped shape the sound of Sixties rock and beyond, died on January 19 at the age of 81. A source close to Crosby confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone, but did not disclose a cause.[It had been reported that he was ill for a while.]

Crosby was a founding member of the Byrds, playing guitar and contributing harmony vocals to many of their most enduring songs, including “Eight Miles High,” “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” and “Turn! Turn! Turn!” Shortly after being forced out of the group due to personality conflicts with frontman Roger McGuinn, he formed the supergroup Crosby, Stills, and Nash with Buffalo Springfield’s Stephen Stills and Graham Nash of the Hollies. The trio – which became a quartet in 1969 when Neil Young joined their ranks – played a major role in the development of folk-rock, country-rock and the emergent “California sound” that dominated rock radio throughout the mid-Seventies. Croz wrote many of their most beloved tunes, including “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Long Time Gone” and “Deja Vu.”

“It is with a deep and profound sadness that I learned that my friend David Crosby has passed,” Crosby’s former bandmate Graham Nash wrote in a statement. “I know people tend to focus on how volatile our relationship has been at times, but what has always mattered to David and me more than anything was the pure joy of the music we created together, the sound we discovered with one another, and the deep friendship we shared over all these many long years.”

“I’m heartbroken to hear about David Crosby,” Brian Wilson wrote. “David was an unbelievable talent – such a great singer and songwriter. And a wonderful person. I just am at a loss for words.” - rollingstone.com

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THE BYRDS
San Francisco 1978 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Boarding House, San Francisco, CA; February 9, 1978. Very good soundboard/radio broadcast.

In 2019, we shared a version, albeit incomplete, of this show. This is the complete show, “in digitally remastered sound.”

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In early 1978, three of the founding members of the Byrds - Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, and Chris Hillman - were touring the West Coast with a show in which they each played short solo sets before concluding the show as a trio, performing a handful of Byrds classics. The shows were so well received that the trio would later land a record deal and record a pair of new albums, but on February 9, 1978, fans who came to see McGuinn, Clark & Hillman at the Boarding House in San Francisco got a special surprise.

David Crosby joined his former Byrds bandmates on-stage for eight numbers, delivering a memorable performance that was the closest thing to a reunion of the original Byrds most of the audience would ever see, with only drummer Michael Clarke missing on-stage. The show was recorded by a local radio station, and Live at the Boarding House: The Historic Radio Broadcast preserves this oft-bootlegged show…

Clark performs “Silver Raven” and “Release Me Girl,” followed by Hillman singing “Bound to Fail” and “It Doesn’t Matter,” while McGuinn tackles “The Ballad of Easy Rider” and “Jolly Roger.” Then the trio teams up for three songs before Crosby takes the stage, and the foursome performs a number of Byrds favorites, including “Turn! Turn! Turn!” “Mr Tambourine Man,” “Eight Miles High,” and “Feel a Whole Lot Better.”

If the performances are sometimes less than perfect, there’s a spontaneity and passion in this recording that makes it clear the artists really did feel something special was happening, and this was a stronger and more heartfelt reunion of one of the great American bands of the ’60s than the tremendously disappointing studio reunion that took place in 1973. - Mark Deming, AllMusic

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Gene Clark
Track 01. Silver Raven 3:24
Track 02. Release Me 4:15

Chris Hillman
Track 03. Bound To Fall 2:05
Track 04. It Doesn’t Matter 2:32

Roger McGuinn
Track 05. Ballad Of Easy Rider 2:12
Track 06. Jolly Roger 3:18

Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
Track 07. Chestnut Mare 5:49
Track 08. Crazy Ladies 3:56
Track 09. Train Leaves Here This Morning 4:43

With David Crosby
Track 10. Mr Tambourine Man 6:45
Track 11. You Ain’t Going Nowhere 4:17
Track 12. Turn! Turn! Turn! 2:51
Track 13. Knocking On Heaven’s Door 5:26
Track 14. Bye Bye Baby 3:47
Track 15. So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star 3:17
Track 16. Eight Miles High 4:25
Track 17. Feel A Whole Lot Better 3:19
67 mins

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  1. 29 Responses to “THE BYRDS - SAN FRANCISCO 1978 [DAVID CROSBY R.I.P. 1941 - 2023]”

  2. David Crosby reminds me of the Porn Star Ron Jeremy. I wonder if he resembles him in his pants . Ron is an ugly man but boy is his dik super big .

    By Dee Dee Longley on Aug 2, 2022

  3. Rumor has it this was a band of Big Uns

    By U L E on Aug 2, 2022

  4. With Gene being the Biggest Un

    By U L E on Aug 2, 2022

  5. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Aug 2, 2022

  6. de de , they call Ron Jeremy the hedgehog. . He’s currently in jail , accused of being a serial rapist. Some underage girls and boys . That’s where he’s been putting his big un lately

    By T J on Aug 2, 2022

  7. I’m the biggest. I’ve got Ron beat by an inch .

    By Harry Reems on Aug 2, 2022

  8. silver raven is a beautiful song..Gene Clark was amazing.

    By dropkicksarge on Aug 2, 2022

  9. Antichrist is currently in jail , accused of being a serial rapist. Some underage girls and boys . That’s where he’s been putting his dinky winky lately

    By T J on Aug 2, 2022

  10. T J, who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Aug 3, 2022

  11. Some big ole hoagies and trouser trout on these fellas I hear . They are all big in the britches

    By ELU on Aug 3, 2022

  12. i suck

    By hhh on Aug 3, 2022

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    By Jimmy Page on Aug 4, 2022

  14. T J is currently in jail, accused of being a serial rapist. Some underage girls and boys. That’s where he’s been putting his dinky winky lately. SUCK ON THIS TJ OR BJ or whoever the fuck you are.

    By The AntiChrist on Aug 4, 2022

  15. After reading that article about sheep sent by Jimmy Page, Ive decided to stop fucking goats and start fucking sheep. I heard that fucking a sheep is the closest thing to fuckin a woman I’ll never know of course cause all Ive ever fucked are goats cows and horses. Its also fun sucking on their huge cocs

    By T J on Aug 4, 2022

  16. I agree TJ sucking horse coc is a lot of fun! It’s impossible to give them a really good blowjob like I enjoy giving to humans, but just sucking and licking the head of a horses’ coc is well worth the effort when they cum all over my face and head! It usually takes me an hour to wipe all that cum into my mouth. It’s a tasty treat!

    By The AntiChrist on Aug 4, 2022

  17. I agree Anti sucking horse coc is a lot of fun! It’s impossible to give them a really good blowjob like I enjoy giving to humans, but just sucking and licking the head of a horses’ coc is well worth the effort when they cum all over my face and head! It usually takes me an hour to wipe all that cum into my mouth. It’s a tasty treat! Its better than fuckin my momma in the ass

    By T J on Aug 4, 2022

  18. I agree TJ sucking horse coc is a lot of fun! It’s impossible to give them a really good blowjob like I enjoy giving to humans, but just sucking and licking the head of a horses’ coc is well worth the effort when they cum all over my face and head! It usually takes me an hour to wipe all that cum into my mouth. It’s a tasty treat! Its better than fuckin Anti’s momma in the ass!

    By Derrick on Aug 4, 2022

  19. None of these posts were written by me. I don’t give two fucks what you jerks bitch about. I never went to jail for fucking my nephew.

    By The AntiChrist on Aug 4, 2022

  20. I never went to jail for fucking my nephew, it was my 13-year-old cousin. And he asked me to fuck him, so it was alright. That’s what the voices in my head tell me.

    By The AntiChrist on Aug 4, 2022

  21. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By The AntiChrist on Aug 5, 2022

  22. Shame on you stinking pervos. You don’t even have some respect for a man who has just died. Miserable stinkers.

    By Θήο on Jan 20, 2023

  23. Yoko Ono, what rock did you crawl from. Holding my junk, how about you pretend to be that fat fuck Bing Crosby and Ill rest these nuts on your chin yoko

    By HHH on Jan 20, 2023

  24. Dear Θήο, if you open your eyes wide enough you will see that most of these comments were posted way before DC took the eternal sleep .

    By Derriere on Jan 20, 2023

  25. Derriere
    Υes indeed, though i don’t know how as this is supposed to be a new upload. Anyway it doesn’t make much difference. Troll comments don’t stink any less for that.

    By Θήο on Jan 21, 2023

  26. HHH
    It is not “ono”, it is Θήο. Greek letters which you can’t read, you nincompoop.

    By Θήο on Jan 21, 2023

  27. Greek letters mean you are Greek. There fore since you are Greek, you like it up the hershey hgwy you dimwit pricksucker

    By HHH on Jan 21, 2023

  28. HHH
    Of course I am Greek. And THEREFORE is ONE word, not two. You can’t even write your own frigging language you
    retard. All you can do is spouting stupid obsenities. The same again and again.

    By Θήο on Jan 22, 2023

  29. Ono you is still a spunk drinkin creep whose asshole gets fucked twic e a day. Nobody here is interested in what you say, so go screw yourself.

    By Leonard on Jan 22, 2023

  30. For many reasons, “If I Could Only Remember My Name” and all the incredible outtakes are among my fave records, but not only this album and the tragic events which were the basics — David was a genius! It makes me think of a strange story that happened to me less than 10 years ago… One sleepless night, I went out walking, a bit dazed and confused and guess who I meet?! Kurt Cobain! Kurt seemed to have difficulties to walk and was looking for Byrds records…. I told him:
    — If you really try, you can fly!
    — I tried, Serge…. But it doesn’t work….
    I woke up in sweat. That was only a nightmare. Ouf!
    God bless, poor Kurt couldn’t be held responsible of mad fans. Remember, also, Lennon…

    By Serge Zéni on Feb 11, 2023

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