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Just Like Gene Autry: A Foxtrot

Tom Hibbert, 'Love is the Drug' (Penguin), 1994

THE BYRDS FORMED in 1964 when Jim (later Roger) McGuinn, a Dylan-obsessed folkie from San Francisco, saw A Hard Day's Night. He decided there and then to try to create a sound which would merge Dylan with The Beatles. He ran the two miles home and began to work on a new group.

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