When Gene Clark left the Byrds in 1966 he had a long list of old pals, headed by Vern and Rex Gosdin, ready to play on his forthcoming solo album. Some of them were members of the Byrds, themselves. Famous for his weatherbeaten voice and a briefcase stuffed full of great songs - many of them Byrds milestones - Clark would also hook up with Doug Dillard and future Byrd Clarence White for a fascinating run of solo albums that foretold the arrival of country-rock. Though Clark died in 1991, his solo career continues to astound and inspire today.
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Clark, Gene - Doug Dillard and Gene Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark CD
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    Groundbreaking album that helped define country-rock!In 1965 Missouri-born Gene Clark was riding the crest of unprecedented success and adulation as a member of the Byrds. Anointed as America’s answer to the Beatles, the Byrds topped the charts with folk-rock anthems like “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High.” Gene was front and center as tambourine player, singer and principal songwriter for the group. But in early 1966 he flew the Byrds’ coop. A gifted songwriter,...

    Clark, Gene - Doug Dillard and Gene Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark LP
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      Groundbreaking album that helped define country-rock!In 1965 Missouri-born Gene Clark was riding the crest of unprecedented success and adulation as a member of the Byrds. Anointed as America’s answer to the Beatles, the Byrds topped the charts with folk-rock anthems like “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High.” Gene was front and center as tambourine player, singer and principal songwriter for the group. But in early 1966 he flew the Byrds’ coop. A gifted songwriter,...

      Clark, Gene - Echoes / I Found You
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        Though they were enjoying tremendous international success, life with the Byrds was proving increasingly difficult for Gene Clark in 1965. Thus, in early 1966, Gene flew solo and started recording his solo debut album for Columbia with the Gosdin Brothers on backing vocals. From these sessions, this promotional single was pulled. Sourced from the original analog tapes, bedecked with the Columbia promo labels and packaged in a replica of the promotional picture sleeve, this Sundazed single is...

        Clark, Gene - Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers CD
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        On the first solo album by an ex-Byrd, Gene Clark doesn't stray too far from the nest. Cut in 1966 upon Clark's departure from the iconic L.A. combo, with current Byrds Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke forming the rhythm section, and spotlighting brothers Vern and Rex Gosdin, a pair of former bluegrass pals of Hillman's who chime in with sweet harmony vocals, Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers stands as one of Clark's supreme achievements. Add session guitarists Glen Campbell and Jerry Cole...

        Clark, Gene - Gene Clark with The Gosdin Brothers LP
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        On the first solo album by an ex-Byrd, Gene Clark doesn't stray too far from the nest. Cut in 1966 upon Clark's departure from the iconic L.A. combo, with current Byrds Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke forming the rhythm section, and spotlighting brothers Vern and Rex Gosdin, a pair of former bluegrass pals of Hillman's who chime in with sweet harmony vocals, Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers stands as one of Clark's supreme achievements. Add session guitarists Glen Campbell and Jerry Cole...

        Clark, Gene - Only Colombe / The French Girl 7" Single
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          Gene Clark became the first member of a major U.S. rock band to go solo when he left the Byrds and released his stirring 1966 debut LP Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers. Clark then cut a pair of sparkling, Gary Usher-produced/Curt Boettcher-arranged tracks —“The French Girl” and “Only Colombe”—as his final single for Columbia, a release that was unfathomably canceled at the 11th hour by the label, thus robbing the world of this glistening, baroque-pop gem....

          Clark, Gene - Roadmaster CD
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            Legendary Gene Clark album assembles abandoned 1972 sessions and more!By 1972, singer/songwriter Gene Clark had settled into a new life in Mendocino far from the intrusive media glare and fan adulation that still surrounded someone of his stature as a former member of the Byrds. However, he still owed A&M Records one more album. Gathering together the cream of the Los Angeles country-rock fraternity—innovative guitarist Clarence White, Chris Ethridge on bass, ex-Byrd and Burrito Brother...

            Clark, Gene - Roadmaster LP
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              Legendary Gene Clark album assembles abandoned 1972 sessions and more!By 1972, singer/songwriter Gene Clark had settled into a new life in Mendocino far from the intrusive media glare and fan adulation that still surrounded someone of his stature as a former member of the Byrds. However, he still owed A&M Records one more album. Gathering together the cream of the Los Angeles country-rock fraternity—innovative guitarist Clarence White, Chris Ethridge on bass, ex-Byrd and Burrito Brother...

              Clark, Gene - White Light CD
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                Former Byrds singer/songwriter’s stark 1971 masterpiece!As founding member of folk-rock pioneers the Byrds, Gene Clark had emerged as a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter and master of the minor key melancholy ballad. His departure from the group in 1966 was met with critical anticipation and commercial indifference. Tiring of the Hollywood fast lane by 1969, Gene and new wife Carlie moved up to Mendocino on the Northern California coast where the tranquility, pastoral beauty and laid back...

                Clark, Gene - White Light LP
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                  Former Byrds singer/songwriter’s stark 1971 masterpiece!As founding member of folk-rock pioneers the Byrds, Gene Clark had emerged as a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter and master of the minor key melancholy ballad. His departure from the group in 1966 was met with critical anticipation and commercial indifference. Tiring of the Hollywood fast lane by 1969, Gene and new wife Carlie moved up to Mendocino on the Northern California coast where the tranquility, pastoral beauty and laid back...