The Byrds: 1964-1967 takes flight with a new book

The Byrds: 1964-1967

The Byrds appeared on the scene almost 60 years ago. Not much is written about the group. Their dirty laundry has been aired over the years but not much on the written word from the group. Well, they are doing it in style with a 400-page collectible art book curated by the band’s three surviving founding members. I am pumped for this book release, it showcases the greatest creative period from 1964-1967.

A new large-format 400-page collectible art book curated by the band’s three surviving founding members, and available in three versions, including a Super Deluxe Limited Edition signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby.

The Byrds: 1964-1967

When the Byrds released “Mr. Tambourine Man” in 1965, they introduced Bob Dylan’s songs to a new audience and launched a career that would make them among the most influential rock bands of all time. With their unmistakable harmonies and Roger McGuinn’s innovative 12-string Rickenbacker guitar, the Byrds never stopped experimenting. They incorporated folk, country, and jazz influences into a fresh blend that helped define an era. “And not to be too shallow,” Tom Petty once wrote, “but they also were just the best-dressed band around. They had those great clothes and hairdos.”

“Those original Byrds really changed the world in that short time they were together.” -Tom Petty

The Byrds: 1964-1967

Now the band’s three surviving founding members – Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby – have come together to present The Byrds: 1964-1967, a large format tabletop book that offers a unique visual history of the group. Featuring more than 500 images from legendary photographers such as Henry Diltz, Barry Feinstein, Curt Gunther, Jim Marshall, Linda McCartney, Tom Gundelfinger O’Neal, and Guy Webster, the book also includes restored images from the Columbia Records archives and the personal archives of the band’s original manager. Accompanied by a running commentary of their memories of the group, the era, one another, and their late compatriots Gene Clark and Michael Clarke, this carefully crafted volume is a truly unique collector’s item for Byrds fans.

The Byrds: 1964-1967

Super Deluxe Limited Edition, hand signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby

  • Hand-numbered edition, limited to 800 copies worldwide
  • Housed in a custom clamshell box
  • Gold gilded edges
  • Also available in an exclusive bundle with one of three 11x 14-inch fine art prints taken by a legendary photographer featured in the book (limited to 75 total units). See below for order details
  • Oversized 10.5 x 13 inch large-format presentation
  • 400 pages with over 500 photographs
  • Italian printing on 200 gsm premium art paper
  • Quality thread-sewn binding
  • Quarter-bound casing
The Byrds: 1964-1967

Deluxe Limited Edition, hand signed by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman

  • Hand-numbered edition, limited to 1600 copies worldwide
  • Housed in a custom slipcase
  • Oversized 10.5 x 13 inch large-format presentation
  • 400 pages with over 500 photographs
  • Italian printing on 200 gsm premium art paper
  • Quality thread-sewn binding
  • Quarter-bound casing
The Byrds: 1964-1967

Standard edition with no signatures

  • Limited to 3000 copies worldwide
  • Oversized 10.5 x 13 inch large-format presentation
  • 400 pages with over 500 photographs
  • Italian printing on 200 gsm premium art paper
  • Quality thread-sewn binding
  • Quarter-bound casing

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