The Notorious Byrd Brothers

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An old stone house in Topanga Canyon, just above Malibu, California, was the location for the cover of “The Notorious Byrd Brothers” album by The Byrds. The same location was used on the back of Linda Ronstadt’s debut solo album “Hand Sown… Home Grown”.

Home GrownOn the Byrds album, the primary members of the band can be seen left to right: Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn, and Michael Clarke. The other members of the band are not pictured anywhere else in the original packaging. It’s interesting to think that they would have had a horse in the picture instead of one of the other guys. But there were a lot of egos at play in that band, so it’s not surprising that David Crosby and the others are not pictured.

Different versions of Linda Ronstadt standing or sitting in front of the building have been used as the back cover of various re-issues of the Hand Sown… Home Grown album and CD as well as on the original pressing.

Private Residence
647 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga CA 90290

The Notorious Byrd Brothers

Tracks:

Side One:
Artificial Energy
Goin’ Back
Natural Harmony
Draft Morning
Wasn’t Born to Follow
Get to You

Side Two:
Change Is Now
Old John Robertson
Tribal Gathering
Dolphin’s Smile
Space Odyssey

Personnel:

Roger McGuinn – vocals, lead guitar, Moog synthesizer
David Crosby – vocals, rhythm guitar, guitar, electric bass
Chris Hillman – vocals; electric bass, guitar, mandolin
Michael Clarke – drums
Gene Clark – backing vocals

Hand Sown … Home Grown

Tracks:

Baby, You’ve Been on My Mind
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad
A Number and a Name
Only Mama That’ll Walk the Line
The Long Way Around
Break My Mind
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
It’s About Time Chip Douglas
We Need a Whole Lot More of Jesus (And a Lot Less Rock & Roll)
The Dolphins

Personnel:

Linda Ronstadt – Vocals, Finger Cymbals
Ken Edwards  – Acoustic guitar
Pete Childs – Acoustic guitar
Bob Kimmel – Acoustic guitar
Cyrus Faryar  – Acoustic guitar, bouzouki
John T. Forsha -Acoustic & electric guitar
James E. Bond, Jr  – Bass
Billy Mundi – Drums