28/1/14 – The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn! – US TV – Shindig – 1965

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The Byrds 1965 B:W

The Byrds released their cover version of Pete Seeger’s Turn! Turn! Turn! in October 1965, reaching Number 1 in the US charts and Number 26 in the UK.

The song was adapted by Seeger from the Bible – Ecclesiastes 3:1-10 below:

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn!_Turn!_Turn!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Byrds

Two Clips from the period of the band when they were at the height of their fame, the first from Shindig, the second, not sure:

 

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