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The Byrds

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This Week’s One-Hit Wonder (OHW) is ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ by American super-group The Byrds. (#4 1965).  Written by Bob Dylan. Roger McGuinn changed the time signature and gave the song a full electric treatment. The Byrds were a hugely influential band and pioneered the template for modern American music with their ‘jangly guitar’ style. Many famous musicians were in the band including David Crosby and Gene Clark. Their music remains a timeless joy to this day. The song was a number one hit in the U.S., U.K., South Africa and Ireland.


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