Thursday, June 4, 2015


A Star For Every Stage
20th Anniversary Tribute to the Byrds; live at the Three T’s, Evansville, IN; May 15, 1985. Very good soundboard. 

A Star For Every Stage is a bootleg with former Byrds member Gene Clark and friends, recorded live May 16 , 1985 at 3-T’s, Evansville, IN. The “friends” include The Band’s Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, ex-Beach Boy Blondie Chaplin, and others. Danko and Chaplin toured for a while with Clark on his Byrds/Burritto Bros. “reunion” concerts in the ’80s. Danko and Manuel sing lead on “Honest I Do”and on the two Band songs “The Rumor” and “The Shape I’m In.”

In 1985 Clark approached McGuinn, Crosby, and Hillman 1984 regarding a reformation of The Byrds in time for the 20th anniversary of the release of "Mr. Tambourine Man". The three of them showed no interest. Clark decided to assemble a "superstar" collection of musicians, including ex-Flying Burrito Brothers member Rick Roberts, ex-Beach Boys singer/guitarist Blondie Chaplin, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band, with ex-Byrds Michael Clarke and John York. Clark initially called his band "The 20th Anniversary Tribute to The Byrds" and began performing on the lucrative nostalgia circuit in early 1985. A number of concert promoters began to shorten the band's name to "The Byrds" in advertisements and promotional material. As the band continued to tour throughout 1985, their agent decided to shorten their name to "The Byrds" permanently, to the displeasure of McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman. Clark eventually discontinued performing with his own "Byrds" band, but drummer Michael Clarke then continued on with Skip Battin (occasionally using ex-Byrds York and Gene Parsons, also), forming another "Byrds" group, prompting McGuinn, Hillman, and Crosby into going on the road as "The Byrds" to attempt to establish claim to the rights to the band name. Their effort failed at the time, and Gene Clark, primarily due to his involvement with the act that didn't include them, was not included in their reunion. David Crosby finally secured rights to the band name in 2002. Clark did join the band for the Byrds reunion LP.

Track 01. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 
Track 02. Just an Arrow  
Track 03. Honest I Do
Track 04. The Rumour 
Track 05. The Shape I’m In
Track 06. Shake Your Ass - Blondie Chaplin, vocals
Track 07. Why Did You Leave Me Today 
Track 08. Silver Raven 
Track 09. Feel A Whole Lot Better 
Track 10. Chimes Of Freedom  
Track 11. Sail On Sailor 4:12 
Track 12. So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
Track 13. Eight Miles High 
Track 14. Turn! Turn! Turn! 

Gene Clark - guitar, vocals
Michael Clarke - drums
Richard Manuel - piano, vocals
Rick Danko - bass, vocals
Blondie Chaplin - guitar, vocals
John Yorke - Bass
Rick Roberts - vocal


Anonymous said...

Great show!!!! but...
Track 10 Chimes of Freedom missing.
Thanks ..TheDawg

24HOURDEJAVU said...

The Gene Clark post has been updated to include the missing file #10

Anonymous said...

Wowsers! What a find! Thanks!

david said...

this cover does not correspond the show. The show is actually from Three T's, in Evansville, Indiana, on May 15,1985. The cover is from a cd that never came out, but was posted on a number of record sites.

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