#178 – Rarified Air – My Life as A Byrd, Burrito Brother

He was the original bassist and member of The Byrds, which in 1965 included Roger McGuinnGene ClarkDavid Crosby, and Michael Clarke. With frequent collaborator Gram Parsons, Hillman was a key figure in developing country-rock, defining the genre through his work with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito BrothersManassas, and the country-rock group The Desert Rose Band.

Chris has now written a book detailing his life in the music business, titled “Time Between My Life as A Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond.”

#burritobrothers, #TheByrds, #Restless Heart, #Graham Parsons, #StephenStills, #DavidCrosby

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The music provided for this episode is from:

Artist: The Byrds

Single: “Turn Turn Turn”

Composer: Pete Seeger


Artist: Flying Burrito Brothers

Single: “Sin City”

Composers: Chris Hillman Graham Parsons


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