Wednesday, January 20, 2016

September 28, 1968- The Byrds on Playboy After Dark



Fall 1968-Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman are gone but McGuinn carries on fueled by the innovative guitar work of Clarence White. It's funny to see Hugh Hefner attempt to chat with a taciturn Roger McGuinn. McGuinn looks sharp though, especially for 1968, clean shaven with short hair and an olive green suit with epaulets and tie. The video sound gets a bit jumpy in places on the first version so I've also included a second which doesn't have that problem but is shorter and looks different color wise. Either way this is a tight performance from a band that was finally beginning to find its feet as a live act- a great document of a short period in the Byrds long and ever changing career. P.S.-The dancing was always like this on Playboy After Dark such were the times!

 

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