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Byrds: Requiem for the Timeless: Volume 2: The Lives of Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Kevin Kelley, Gram Parsons, Clarence White and Skip Battin

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    Johnny Rogan(Author)

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The Closest to heaven its possible to come -Mojo

This is at least the best biography of a group ever written - Q Magazine

One of the most ambitious and expansive rock biographies ever written, Requiem For The Timeless, Volume 2continues this epic study of the Byrds. Rogan s previous Byrds book was highly acclaimed

The second volume focuses on the solo careers of the deceased members of the band, including co-founder and songwriter Gene Clark, cult figure Gram Parsons and the acclaimed guitarist Clarence White.

Taken as a whole, these obituaries confirm that the Byrds were not simply a legendary group but something closer to a movement that defined LA rock. Their individual lives are a moving and salutary tale of the rise and fall of a generation s hopes and dreams.

As with all the best works in rock biography, this will send you back to the music with fresh ears. In a word: definitive --UncutIt s impossible not to admire Rogan, a man whose approach to popular music is academically exhaustive, and yet who still manages to write with an ease and generosity that puts younger gunslinger dudes to shame. This is a book that is worth every penny and about a group that fully merits such a retrospective --Time OutIt is highly unlikely that a more committed Byrds fan than Johnny Rogan exists anywhere on this planet. He cares more passionately about the Byrds than most of the musicians who ve been in the band . . . Rogan tells his convoluted tale with thoroughness and insight --Classic Rock

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  • PDF | 1264 pages
  • Johnny Rogan(Author)
  • Rogan House; 01 edition (2 Aug. 2017)
  • English
  • 9
  • Music, Stage & Screen

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  • By Bob on 2 September 2017

    Excellent book (didn't like the condition it arrived in!)

  • By Guest on 8 September 2017

    Johnny Rogan is one of our most established and best music biographers. He not only writes well, but he writes beautifully. This is best exemplified by the band that is closest to his heart - The Byrds. This doorstop labour of true love is another detailed and accurate 1,200 page book; this time covering Dead Byrds - Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, Clarence White, Skip Battin, Kevin Kelly and original drummer Michael Clarke. It is significant because it is the first detailed appraisal of the work of Gene Clark, Clarence White and Gram Parsons. The latter has been written about many times but Rogan gives the opinion that is most balanced and not sycophantic. Gene Clark is one of the great unsung singer songwriters of all-time and Clarence White was probably the greatest ever flat picking guitarist. Byrdologists will love it, but it needs a wider appreciation insofar as, there was so much more to the Byrds than the original Tambourine men. Rogan's superlative work will outlive us all, and I can say with confidence that nobody will ever come within 8 miles of his lifetime appreciation of a musical artist/band (other than Mark Lewisohn and the Beatles). I am eternally proud to have published Johnny's first book on the Byrds in 1977 when our then American literary agent Al Zuckerman declined to find a USA publisher for us by saying 'who wants to read about a broken down rock band'. Hmmm!!! The Byrds, dead or alive, will fly on.

  • By Miss D Taylor on 1 September 2017

    Great book, arrived early too


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