: It's interesting that there's no mention of
: Buffalo Springfield!
: They epitomized Country Rock.
: The Byrds, Dylan, The Mamas and Papas, The
: Lovin Spoonful, Barry McGuire, Sonny and
: Cher, The Springfields, and many others to
: follow were largely Folk Rock. Even the
: Beatles, a rock band, paid tribute to the
: genre with Rubber Soul. I think the main
: influence there was The Byrds. Even Kenny
: Rogers and The First Edition are basically
: more Country Rock than the Byrds.
: The Eagles, Poco, Lone Justice, The Burritos
: and others followed to even more define the
: boundaries of Country Rock.
: But yes, in a way Elvis, Cash, Jennings,
: Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and so on
: were Country rooted Rock.
Einarson certainly mentioned the Springfield who, I think, were legendary. I found them to be more country/folk-rockish.
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: Heard many theories over the years
: concerning possible origins of
: Country-Rock.Many say the "Sweetheart
: of the Rodeo" Byrds,others Flying
: Burritoc Brothers as well as Mike Nesmith
: was involved.But that was the 60s and
: 70's.Didn't Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins
: truly create the genre?
: Hello Earle,
: "The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia
: of Country Music" (1986), edited by Ros
: Bacon and Jocelyn Finnis, regarding the
: Byrds, on page 26 states, "…the
: group…produced…Sweetheart Of The Rodeo,
: arguably the first real-country rock
: "America’s Music" (1996), by
: Robert K. Oermann, regarding the origin of
: country-rock, on page 201 tells us that,
: "…the catalyst was Gram Parsons, and
: the album that defined the style was
: Sweetheart of the Rodeo, made when he,
: Hillman, and White were all members of the
: Byrds in 1968."
: "Desperados The Roots of Country
: Rock" (2001), by John Einarson, is a
: book worth investigating. The front cover
: features photos of the Byrds, Flying Burrito
: Brothers, Eagles, and Poco.
: Interestingly, the Eagles' Don Henley, when
: he gave the speech for the Byrds' induction
: into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, January
: 16, 1991, declared that "The Byrds not
: only pioneered folk-rock, but they went on
: to pioneer something called country-rock, as
: Further, The Hall of Fame's Byrds page
: explains that "…the group continually
: broke ground during the Sixties, creating
: revelatory syntheses of sound that were
: given such hyphenated names as space-rock
: ('5D [Fifth Dimension]'), psychedelic-rock
: ('Eight Miles High') and country-rock (their
: Sweetheart of the Rodeo album)."
: Hope that helps.
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