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Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, September 1965

Minus drummer Michael Clarke, The Byrds (l-r Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark and Chris Hillman) are captured on a break inbetween recording harmonies for their second album, Turn! Turn! Turn! Keen to capitalise on the runaway success of their jingle-jangly debut Mr. Tambourine Man, they entered Columbia Studios in LA to record the follow-up. The sessions weren’t without their tensions, with David Crosby, in particular, upset at Roger McGuinn’s closeness to producer Terry Melcher (Doris Day’s son), and the pairing’s reticence to include his songs on the album. Similar resentments rose over the number of principal songwriter Gene Clark’s compositions that were included, with Clark quitting the band a year later. Despite the inter-band squabbling, the album was released to great critical success, with the title track a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

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