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The Byrds' Sweetheart Of The Rodeo at 50

Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, June 2018

MARKING THE 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman have been performing the album in its entirety. Sweetheart is widely considered to be one of the most influential country rock albums of all time, credited with giving rise to the genre. In 2003, the album was ranked #117 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums ever made.

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