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The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

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A documentary on the life and work of Gene Clark, co-founder of The Byrds, whose subsequent career was a rollercoaster of pioneering music and personal disaster.

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Credited cast:
Gene Clark ...
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Roger McGuinn ...
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Chris Hillman ...
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Barry McGuire ...
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Carla Olson ...
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Duke Bardwell ...
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Bonnie Clark ...
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Carlie Clark ...
Herself - Interviewee
David Clark ...
Himself - Interviewee
Kai Clark ...
Himself - Interviewee
Kelly Clark ...
Himself - Interviewee
Saul Davis ...
Himself - Interviewee
Doug Dillard ...
Himself - Archive
Jon Faurot ...
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A documentary on the life and work of Gene Clark, co-founder of The Byrds, whose subsequent career was a rollercoaster of pioneering music and personal disaster.

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Run The Ridges
Written by John Stewart
Performed by The Kingston Trio
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music UK
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Really enjoyable documentary that filled in a lot of gaps...
7 February 2014 | by (Castleford, West Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

I've seen and own a lot of rock DVD's, so I can spot a formulaic documentary when I see one. This was an exception, really evoked the times and feeling well, the interviewee's were insightful. A major coo to get the surviving Byrds involved, well done guys. Further to that, it adds credence to the fact that a lot of people rated Gene very highly, both as a Byrd and a solo artist. The fact that alongside the high profile covers (Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn) it was mostly Gene's songwriting keeping the band afloat initially...the drop dead one of the greatest pop/rock singles ever conceived (I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better) and gorgeous ballads like Set You Free This Time. Contributors also note Gene's excellent post Byrds work. So to sum it up, really enjoyable film, that didn't pander, told the truth and was all the better for it. I ordered it from Four Suns Productions and received the film promptly, well packaged. Good work again guys, look forward to what you do next. Get a Terry Reid film done! All the best, Adam


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