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  •  You managed to cover some of my favorites tonight (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, Dave in Northridge

    "Eight Miles High" is among those few songs I could listen to over and over and over again.

    Did you know that the song was actually banned by some radio stations when it was first released? The reason would be obvious of course. The funny thing is that the Byrds strenuously denied any references to drugs at the time, only to admit to the obvious when it was no longer controversial.

    The song did not chart was well as either "Mr Tambourine Man" or "Turn, Turn, Turn," probably because it didn't receive as much radio exposure due to the ban.

    I sometimes find it challenging to listen to The Mamas and The Papas these days, not because of their history but because the production values on their albums are truly wretched. Although they were so full of drama (at a time when most groups were able to keep theirs under wraps) that nothing would have kept them from splitting up, the were all extraordinarily talented musicians and singers and they deserved better.

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