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The Byrds

Ballad Of Easy Rider

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  • 1969
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  • 1970

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Ballad of Easy Rider is the eighth album by the American rock band The Byrds and was released in November 1969 on Columbia Records (see 1969 in music). The album was named after the song “Ballad of Easy Rider”, which had been written by The Byrds’ guitarist and singer, Roger McGuinn (with help from Bob Dylan), as the theme song for the 1969 film, Easy Rider. The title was also chosen in an attempt to capitalize on the commercial success of the film, although the majority of the music on the album had no connection with it. Nonetheless, the association with Easy Rider heightened The Byrds’ public profile and resulted in Ballad of Easy Rider becoming the band’s highest charting album for two years in the U.S. The title track was released as a preceding single in October 1969,... Read on...

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More songs by The Byrds (See Charts): He Was A Friend Of Mine, Ballad Of Easy Rider (Long Version), You All Look Alike, I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician, Never Before, It'S Alright Ma (I'M Only Bleeding), Full Circle, America'S Great National Pastime, She Don'T Care About Time, and Wild Mountain Thyme.

Popular in Ballad (See Charts): The Scientist, The Ballad Of Jayne, Don'T Close Your Eyes, Voice In The Wilderness, Beth, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, Love, This I Promise You, Mono I Agapi, and Up Where We Belong.


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