Spring Cleaning

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Roger McGuinn, The Byrds

‘Ahh, but I was so much older then I’m younger than that now’…..The Byrds

In the middle of spring cleaning in the studio….Found this image of Roger McGuinn of the Byrds yesterday in an old shoebox – have no idea where the original is as I only found the print – hoping it shows up during the cleaning. Amazing that is existed for over 40 years….

I am not clear on why this image was made but my memory says 1972 in New York at my studio on 22nd street  – probably for a rock magazine of the time. My favorite Byrd’s record was Sweetheart of the Rodeo with Gram Parsons (Flying Burrito Brothers) and some guitar playing by Clarence White (bluegrass guitarist and another favorite). The record was released in 1968 and most likely was the catalyst for ‘country-rock’.

Last year I was playing around with the lyrics above and made the image below from another photo from that same session……

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Roger McGuinn Composite