The Byrds were an American rock and roll band. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964, The Byrds underwent several lineup changes, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member until the group's disbandment in 1973.
Their trademark songs include covers of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "My Back Pages," Pete Seegers "Turn! Turn! Turn!", as well as the originals "Ill Feel a Whole Lot Better", "Eight Miles High" and "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star."
The Byrds were popular and influential during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band melded the British Invasion sound with elements of contemporary folk and pop music. They also helped forge such subgenres as folk rock, space rock, raga rock, psychedelic rock, jangle pop, and - on their 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo, which featured Gram Parsons - country rock.
In 1991 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine ranked them #45 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Several band members went on to successful solo careers after leaving the group. "Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season)",.