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A joint Gram Parsons and Roger McGuinn composition; originally released as the flip side to \”Bad Night at the Whiskey\” ahead of the new LP.

It did not chart.

The follow-up of sorts to Parsons\’ vehicle, \”Sweetheart of the Rodeo\”, by this point McGuinn was the sole remaining original Byrd in a line-up featuring the great Clarence White on guitar (head directly for departures via the mighty The Adios Lounge for a definitive education). Parsons, of course, had defected too to cook up The Flying Burrito Brothers with McGuinns\’s former co-pilot and partner in crime, Chris Hillman.

It\’s a flatbed affair on four bald tyres and a cracked windshield.

Roger McGuinn: lead vocals, guitar; Clarence White: lead guitar, vocals; John York: bass, vocals; Gene Parsons: drums, vocals.

THE BYRDS: DRUG STORE TRUCK DRIVIN\’ MAN from \”Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde\” LP (Columbia) 1969 (US) PURCHASE DR. BYRDS & MR. HYDE REMASTERED + BONUS TRACKS

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