The Byrds were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones for a short period in the mid-1960s, the Byrds are today considered by critics to be nearly as influential as those bands, their signature blend of clear harmony singing and McGuinn's jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar was "absorbed into the vocabulary of rock" and has continued to be influential. The band pioneered the musical genre of folk rock as a popular format in 1965, by melding the influence of the Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music on their first and second albums, the hit singles "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!". As the 1960s progressed, the band was influential in originating psychedelic rock and raga rock, with their song "Eight Miles High" and the albums Fifth Dimension, Younger Than Yesterday and The Notorious Byrd Brothers.
They played a pioneering role in the development of country rock, with the 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo representing their fullest immersion into the genre. The original five-piece lineup of the Byrds consisted of Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke; this version of the band was short-lived. The Byrds continued as a quartet until late 1967, when Crosby and Clarke departed. McGuinn and Hillman decided to recruit new members, including country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, but by late 1968, Hillman and Parsons had exited the band. McGuinn elected to rebuild the band's membership. McGuinn disbanded the then-current lineup in early 1973 to make way for a reunion of the original quintet; the Byrds' final album was released in March 1973, with the reunited group disbanding that year. Several former members of the band went on to successful careers of their own, either as solo artists or as members of such groups as Crosby, Nash & Young, the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band.
In 1991, the Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an occasion that saw the five original members performing together for the last time. Gene Clark died of a heart attack that year, while Michael Clarke died of liver failure in 1993. McGuinn and Hillman remain active; the nucleus of the Byrds formed in early 1964, when Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby came together as a trio. All three musicians had a background rooted in folk music, with each one having worked as a folk singer on the acoustic coffeehouse circuit during the early 1960s. In addition, they had all served time, independently of each other, as sidemen in various "collegiate folk" groups: McGuinn with the Limeliters and the Chad Mitchell Trio, Clark with the New Christy Minstrels, Crosby with Les Baxter's Balladeers. McGuinn had spent time as a professional songwriter at the Brill Building in New York City, under the tutelage of Bobby Darin. By early 1964, McGuinn had become enamored with the music of the Beatles, had begun to intersperse his solo folk repertoire with acoustic versions of Beatles' songs.
While performing at The Troubadour folk club in Los Angeles, McGuinn was approached by fellow Beatles fan Gene Clark, the pair soon formed a Peter and Gordon-style duo, playing Beatles' covers, Beatlesque renditions of traditional folk songs, some self-penned material. Soon after, David Crosby introduced himself to the duo at The Troubadour and began harmonizing with them on some of their songs. Impressed by the blend of their voices, the three musicians formed a trio and named themselves the Jet Set, a moniker inspired by McGuinn's love of aeronautics. Crosby introduced McGuinn and Clark to his associate Jim Dickson, who had access to World Pacific Studios, where he had been recording demos of Crosby. Sensing the trio's potential, Dickson took on management duties for the group, while his business partner, Eddie Tickner, became the group's accountant and financial manager. Dickson began utilizing World Pacific Studios to record the trio as they honed their craft and perfected their blend of Beatles pop and Bob Dylan-style folk.
It was during the rehearsals at World Pacific that the band's folk rock sound—an amalgam of their own Beatles-influenced material, their folk music roots and their Beatlesque covers of contemporary folk songs—began to coalesce. This blend arose organically, but as rehearsals continued, the band began to attempt to bridge the gap between folk music and rock. Demo recordings made by the Jet Set at World Pacific Studios would be collected on the compilation albums Preflyte, In the Beginning, The Preflyte Sessions and Preflyte Plus. Drummer Michael Clarke was added to the Jet Set in mid-1964. Clarke was recruited due to his good looks and Brian Jones-esque hairstyle, rather than for his musical experience, limited to having played congas in a semi-professional capacity in and around San Francisco and L. A. Clarke did not own his own drum kit and had to play on a makeshift setup consisting of cardboard boxes and a tambourine; as the band continued to rehearse, Dickson arranged a one-off single deal for the group with Elektra Records' founder Jac Hol
My Favourite Faded Fantasy is the third studio album by Irish singer and producer Damien Rice. The album was released in Ireland on 31 October 2014 and subsequently in other territories on 3 November eight years since the release of his previous album, 9; the album was produced by Rick Rubin. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 76, indicating "generally favorable", based on 15 reviews. Jessica Goodman and Ryan Kistobak of The Huffington Post included the album on their list of 2014's best releases, declaring the album "a devastating reminder that love leaves you crumbling and fantasies are just fiction". Goodman complimented Rice's "delicate vocals" as "sinister and familiar". All tracks are written by Damien Rice. Damien Rice – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, clarinet, sounds & percussion, pump organ, harmonium Joel Shearer - crotales, shaker, electric guitar swells, sounds & percussion, electric guitar, muted guitar, cymbals, bells, piano, glockenspiel, acoustic guitar, harmonium Zac Rae – Wurlitzer, tack piano, Hammond organ, piano David Rawlings – archtop guitar, backing vocals Cora Venus Lunny - violin, backing vocals, viola Borgar Magnason - double bass Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir – cello Julia Mogensen – cello Shahzad Ismaily – bass, shaker, floor tom, Hammond organ, crotales, cowbell Magnús Trygvason Eliassen - drums Earl Harvin – percussion, tambourine Helgi Jónsson – trombone, backing vocals James Gadson – drums Alex Somers – sampler, bass drum, sub bass, harp Deron Johnson – piano, Hammond organ Tina Dico – backing vocals Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir - cello Frank Aarnink - tympani, cymbals Una Sveinbjarnardottir - violin, viola Markéta Irglová - piano, vocals Gyda Valtisdottir - cello, backing vocals Victor Indrizzo - drums Marlana Sheetz - backing vocals Andrew Heringer - backing vocals Robbie Arnett - backing vocals Rónán Ó Snodaigh - bodhran, backing vocals Colm Ó Snodaigh - tin whistle Emil Friðfinnsson - French horn In Canada, the album debuted at number eight on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 4,000 copies.
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Mokrz railway station is a railway station serving the village of Mokrz, in the Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. The station is located on the Poznań–Szczecin railway; the train services are operated by Przewozy Regionalne. The station is served by the following services: Regional services Swinoujscie - Szczecin - Stargard - Dobiegniew - Krzyz - Wronki - Poznan Regional services Kostrzyn - Gorzow Wielkopolski - Krzyz - Wronki - Poznan Media related to Mokrz train station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Polish language version as of November 2016