Gene Clark :: Here Tonight | The White Light Demos

Throughout their various lineups, The Byrds certainly saw some huge talents pass through their ranks, from David Crosby to Gram Parsons, from Chris Hillman to Clarence White (not to mention, of course, the group's one mainstay Roger McGuinn). The best songwriter of the bunch, however, was Gene Clark. Under the spell of Another Side Of Bob Dylan's word-drunk poetry, Clark wrote The Byrds' most indelible -- if not most well-known -- tunes, with haunting vocals, plaintive melodies and an introspective lyrical vision.

Clark left The Byrds in 1966, reportedly due to his unwillingness to tour (the co-writer . . .

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