Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Hello Goodbye: Gene Parsons and the Byrds

Don Waller, MOJO, March 2004


AUGUST 1968 My passport into the Byrds was [late guitarist ] Clarence White. I'd met him a couple of years earlier at a recording session. He astonished me and everyone else who was there — and he'd only been playing electric guitar for about six months! I'd heard him playing amazing bluegrass acoustic on die White Brothers records, but it wasn't until I got talking to him that I realised he'd just switched instruments.

Total word count of piece: 559


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.