The Byrds - My Way
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The Byrds - My Way
Volume 1

by Jimmi Seiter

The Byrds - My Way (Volume 1) is a first-hand description of the inner workings of the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers: written by James 'Jimmi' Seiter (Road Manager, and much more). It sets the record and previous assumptions straight as to what was really going on, from detailed personal, first-hand experience. He takes you on his journey which began in 1966; telling his version of events as he lived them in the form of 42 stories. It elaborates on the hard work that went on behind the scenes, to make the magic of music happen on stage. The book recounts the daily happenings of a few of America's foremost Rock/Folk/Pop bands of the 1960's & 1970's.

This book is the first in a series of 10 volumes. It begins with the Byrds, continues on to the Flying Burrito Brothers (which was a spin off band from the Byrds) then back to the Byrds. It moves on to working with Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper, David Cassidy, and back to The Flying Burrito Bros. The author's path has also crossed with many other great artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, and John Denver, to name a few.

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The Byrds – My Way
Volume 2 

by Jimmi Seiter

The Byrds – My Way (Volume 2) is a first-hand description of the inner workings of the Byrds and Burrito Brothers and other entertainment events: written by James ‘Jimmi’ Seiter (Road Manager, production manager and much more). It sets the record and previous assumptions straight as to what was really going on, from detailed personal, first-hand experience. He takes you on his journey which began in 1966; telling his version of events as he lived them in the form of 56 stories. It elaborates on the hard work that went on behind the scenes, to make the magic of music happen on stage. The book recounts the daily happenings of a few of America’s foremost Rock/Folk/Pop bands of the 1960’s & 1970’s as well as other production stories.           

This Volume 2 deals with the Younger Than Yesterday album period and road stories, the Beatles to the Pope and the management changing from original management to a new direction, Monterey Pop festival and those challenges. The band is growing up and not really in a good direction, with my own challenges in doing this job alone in Hollywood and not getting the support from management. I hope you enjoy the ride it will enlighten you to what was really going on behind the scenes.

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The Byrds – My Way
Volume 3  

by Jimmi Seiter

The Byrds – My Way (Volume 3) deals with the the stories of Clarence White in the recording studio and Gram Parsons joining the band, 345 pages.

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The Byrds – My Way
Volume 4 

by Jimmi Seiter

The Byrds – My Way (Volume 4) deals with the Byrds and recording a country album in Nashville, Gram Parsons is in the band now but will leave during the overseas tour. It deals with a lot of changes in the band and the music. Kevin Kelley is fired and Clarence is playing guitar replacing Gram. Gene Parsons enters the band and Chris Hillman quits and is replaced immediately by John York........ and more!  358 pages

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The Byrds – My Way
Volume 5 

by Jimmi Seiter

The Byrds – My Way (Volume 5) This Volume is further down the road with Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons & John York in the band and trying hard to rebuild the Byrds as a solid working band. The Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde album must be done and with a new producer at the helm. Many of the other events surrounding the band and other inside information are also included. The music has changed a bit as the players have changed but for the real fans the band is better than ever. 326 pages with some rare photos that may be new to most of the fans.

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The Byrds – My Way
Volume 6 

by Jimmi Seiter

The Byrds - My Way (Volume 6) Volume 6 finds Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons and John York working to rebuild the band’s live performance credibility.  The new album is released, though it is more a McGuinn album than a Byrds album.  That issue, along with the new members’ status in the band, will have to be addressed.  Jimmi is feeling underappreciated for all he has done for the band, and with nine months of shows booked, still is not trusted by some.  Clarence tries hard to keep him focused despite his growing discontent, but in the end Jimmi decides to go elsewhere to gain the respect he should have.  He leaves the Byrds for the Burritos.

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The Byrds – My Way
Volume 7 

by Jimmi Seiter

The Byrds - My Way (Volume 7) Volume 7 finds Jimmi having decided to get away from the Byrds and join the Burrito Brothers to see what they might bring.  All the fine promises from the band prior to joining were never realized.  Although the band consisted of Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Chris Ethridge and Michael Clarke, including two original Byrds and one Byrds replacement, the audiences in 1969 were not into hearing country music.  It was hard work and a tough sell to win over the fans to the crossover band.  At the onset everything seemed fine, but within a few months' time, things started to get foggy.

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