The three surviving founding members of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby, have come together to present The Byrds: 1964-1967, a large-format tabletop book that offers a visual history of the group. Featuring more than 500 images from photographers such as Henry Diltz, Barry Feinstein, Curt Gunther, Jim Marshall, Linda McCartney, Tom Gundelfinger O’Neal, and Guy Webster, the book also includes restored images from the Columbia Records archives and the personal archives of the band’s original manager.
The Byrds: 1964-1967 will be published in four configurations in 2002: a Standard Version, a Deluxe Limited Edition, a Super Deluxe Limited Edition, and a Super Deluxe Limited Edition with Fine Art Print. While the future Deluxe Limited Edition will be signed, the Super Deluxe Limited Editions, which are available for presale now at byrdsbook.com, are the only configurations that will include the signatures of all three surviving founding members: McGuinn, Hillman, and Crosby.
This is the first in-depth visual book about the Byrds, who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and the first collaborative book by the surviving founding members. It’s also the first time McGuinn, Hillman, and Crosby have all worked on a project together since recording new tracks for a retrospective box set in 1990. The title is published by BMG, which also recently published Chris Hillman’s memoir, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother & Beyond. BMG also produced the award-winning documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name.