Sunday, January 21, 2018

Skip Battin's Italian LPs now released on CD at last...with bonus live CD

Both Skip Battin LPs that were released in Italy only during the 80s are now released on one CD, along with a 1988 live concert featuring Skip Battin and John York, which was until now only available on a bootleg CDR.

The title of this new CD is "Skip Battin's Italian Dream" and the content is as follows:

Skip Battin - Navigator (Appaloosa 1981)

Skip Battin - Don't Go Crazy (Appaloosa 1984)

Family Tree (Skip Battin and John York with Beppe D'Angelo and Ricky Mantoan) - Live In Bolzano 1988

The CD comes with a 14 page booklet with many never seen before pictures, and liner notes in Italian (except for a one-page tribute interview with Gene Parsons).

It is an Italy-only release, currently only available from Amazon Italy and a couple of other Italian outlets. Amazon Italy ships worldwide though.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

John York - Byrds Beatles Band Concert

the Byrds, the Beatles and the Band 
Sun. November 19, 7pm, $20 
The Coffee Gallery Backstage

…..not Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but the 3Bs of our shared musical experience in the 60’s and early 70’s:
 the Byrds, the Beatles and the Band. 
Ex-Byrd John York is a survivor of the perilous days of
 Rock & Roll, the last pure voice of the silver sixties to
make it into the 21st century.

For reservations: 626-798-6236
2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

New Edition Of LATE FOR THE SKY is out

From our Italian friend Paolo:

The latest issue of Late For The Sky magazine is out.

There's an interview with Gene Parsons and David Hayes about their shared record. 

Also reviews of other Byrds-connected records and a retrospective about the Byrds written by our friend Raffaele Galli.

And of course... The Byrds on the cover!

Monday, October 2, 2017

R.I.P. Tom Petty October 2, 2017

No need to tell more about his connections to The Byrds.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

R.I.P. Dennis Dragon - one of the last touring Byrds drummers

From our contributor David E.:

R.I.P. Dennis Dragon, latter-day Byrds road drummer and younger brother of Tennille's "Captain" Daryl Dragon. 
I saw Dennis play with the Byrds in Charleston, SC in either '72 or '73 - I forget the year. 
And yes, Dennis really looked like this - even on the Byrds tour. 
He was also in the touring Beach Boys band around this time. 
Terrific drummer, too! 
Later led the tongue-in-cheek but quite fun "Surf Punks". 

Many thanks to David.