The Best Members of the Byrds

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Choose who you think should be the best member of The Byrds. An American group that for a time could hold against The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones. They merged folk and rock n' roll together and are regarded as one of the best and most influential acts of the 60's.

The Top Ten

1 Gene Clark Gene Clark Harold Eugene "Gene" Clark was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk rock band the Byrds.

Their best singer and songwriter, best looking too.

Wrote many of the songs and was for a time the main frontman. Vocals, tambourine, and harmonica. Occasional guitar. - zam67

RIP Gene, you are truly missed.
One of the greatest songwriters ever.

R I P Gene I remember well our singing and having a great time writing..You high school friend Richard

2 Roger (Jim) McGuinn

Jim was the Byrds leader, lead guitar and sang lead on many Byrds hits

The most consistent member and main vocals. Lead guitar and vocals - zam67

3 David Crosby David Crosby David Van Cortlandt Crosby is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: the Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and CPR.

A complete jerk, and the main reason many of the original members quit the band.

The main harmonious soar you can hear when McGuinn sings. Rhythm guitar and vocals - zam67

4 Chris Hillman

The melodic bass in the background. Bass and vocals - zam67

5 Michael Clarke

The original drummer who had never before played a real drum kit before the band. Drums - zam67

The cutest - simply adorable to look at

My best friebd

6 Kevin Kelley

The second drummer of the group. - zam67

7 Gram Parsons Gram Parsons Ingram Cecil Connor III, known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist.

The second rhythm guitarist (originally a jazz pianist) and later famous country rock legend. - zam67

Two great songs with the band on one album and the only original songs

8 Clarence White

A lead guitar who contributed on some of the most country-style songs of The Byrds. - zam67

Flat picking master! Unbelievable pull-offs, intonation and depth. Left us way, way to soon!

9 Gene Parsons

The third drummer brought by White to replace Kelley on drums. - zam67

10 John York

Secondary bassist for the group, replacing Chris Hillman. - zam67

The Contenders

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