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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 30. Chapters: Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The Notorious Byrd Brothers,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 30. Chapters: Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The Notorious Byrd Brothers, Younger Than Yesterday, The Byrds Greatest Hits, Never Before, History of The Byrds, The Byrds Play Dylan, The Essential Byrds, The Best of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume II, Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him, Forward into the Past, The Original Singles: 1967-1969, Volume 2, The Byrds Greatest Hits Volume II, The Original Singles: 1965-1967, Volume 1, The Blue Marble, Present Tense, Going Public. Excerpt: Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by American rock band The Byrds and was released on August 30, 1968 on Columbia Records (see 1968 in music). Recorded with the addition of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it was influential as the first major country-rock album by an established act and represented a stylistic move away from the psychedelic rock of the bands previous LP, The Notorious Byrd Brothers. The Byrds had occasionally experimented with country music on their four previous albums, but Sweetheart of the Rodeo represented their fullest immersion into the genre thus far. The album was also responsible for bringing Gram Parsons, who had joined The Byrds prior to the recording of the album, to the attention of a mainstream rock audience for the first time. Thus, the album can be seen as an important chapter in Parsons personal and musical crusade to make country music fashionable for a young audience. The album was initially conceived as a musical history of 20th century American popular music, encompassing examples of country music, jazz and rhythm and blues, among other genres. However, steered by the passion of the little known Parsons, who had only joined The Byrds in February 1968, this proposed concept was abandoned early on and the album instead became purely a country...