Through a fortuitous set of circumstances, this morning I happened upon a 2007 BBC documentary called, Hotel California: From The Byrds To The Eagles. While the title was promising and the documentary well-made, it covered the SoCal folk scene I’ve never much cared for (Neil Young excepted), it seemed to talk around, rather than about The Byrds (despite the titular high-five), and well, the less said about The Eagles the better. However, in a brief sequence midway through the film, there’s a discussion about the rise of the SoCal country-rock scene and I was damn near shocked that it mentioned so many principals from last week’s Clarence White post — though Clarence himself is conspicuous by his absence. Therefore, without further ado, here’s the Beeb’s take on LA’s country-rock origins, pretty much concurrent with where we’re at in the Clarence Chronicles. Enjoy.
From The Byrds To The Eagles (Part 5 of 7)