the byrds, the fifth dimension, lsd, and einstein — part 2

This is the second in a series of pieces on the Byrds’ sixth single, 5D (Fifth Dimension). In it, I discuss some background information on the Byrds and their chart-topping successes in 1965.

This entry on the Byrds’ 5D (Fifth Dimension) single from 1966 has been moved from this website to my new website, Rather Rare Records ( It has been combined with the six other parts here into one piece there: “the byrds’ 5D (fifth dimension) – is it the most underrated single of the psychedelic sixties?” Minor modifications were made on the seven parts so that it reads more fluently and less redundantly.

2 Replies to “the byrds, the fifth dimension, lsd, and einstein — part 2”

  1. P.F. Sloan first heard “Mr. Tambourine Man” live at a club where the Byrds were playing.

    “And the next thing I knew, they did Tambourine Man. I was out in the audience and it felt as if the world had shifted course…the audience reaction was…those who were ready to enter into a new dimension were excited, and those who weren’t, were completely like turned into cardboard cut-outs, and relics of American Graffiti…they just weren’t going to be there. It was a memorable moment!”

  2. BILL Apologies for the delay in responding here: I just realized that I have several “pending” comments! Wow! What a great way of putting it: the new dimension versus the reality of AMERICAN GRAFFITI. Some of us chose the former, but most the latter. Thanks for the input! NEAL

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