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Chris Hillman

Christopher Hillman is an American musician. He was the original bassist of and one of the original members of the Byrds, which in 1965 included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby and Michael Clarke.

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When I was playing bluegrass, I was living down in West Hollywood - starving.
Those Laurel Canyon days were great. I have a real fondness for that era, 'til about '68. Musically, it was wonderful, and there was this great innocence, an idyllic view of the world. After that, everything got a little... edgy.
I was a lucky kid. You could have got 10 kids to be in The Byrds who were better than I was. — © Chris Hillman
I was a lucky kid. You could have got 10 kids to be in The Byrds who were better than I was.
I loved playing the stuff we did in the Byrds. It was a good band. I was lucky to be in it.
All along, I did what I was comfortable doing, which was to play the music I enjoyed and try to stretch the parameters a bit. Country and bluegrass and folk were my foundation.
The Byrds weren't rock n' roll guys. We were kinda like your Seekers... folkies who took it a step further.
You know what I do on Sundays? I sing in a choir. I sing in a Greek Orthodox choir, and I'm the only hillbilly tenor in the Orthodox Church.
The Squirrel Barkers always have a special place in my heart.
My dad founded the 'Rancho Santa Fe Times' and won a lot of journalism awards.
Nathan McEuen's light is shining bright. A fine singer, guitarist and an excellent songwriter. There is hope on the horizon.
"Go and Say Goodbye" by the Buffalo Springfield stands as one of the first examples of what would later be branded country rock
If you could ask that question more precisely, you probably wouldn't be interested in the answer anymore
I think Gram did his best work in co-writes. Sometimes when you're working with one other person, it's such a magical thing. You're editing each other and you're trying to create that one spark.
It's different now but I enjoy it more than I did then. I think I appreciate it more now and I love playing acoustically. This is the way I started. Herb and I met each other forty years ago when we were both eighteen years old, playing bluegrass, and that's what drew me into music, and I enjoyed every particular part of my career. But now I enjoy it because it's the twilight of my career, where I can play what I want and I can play when I want and where I want. And that's the greatest part it all. So it's sort of a right that I've earned. I can record records the way I want to.
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