the byrds, the fifth dimension, lsd, and einstein — part 1

This is the first in a series of pieces on the Byrds’ fourth single proper, 5D (Fifth Dimension). In it, I discuss my finding the record on the day of its release in June 1966 without ever having heard it on the radio. For all you record collectors out there, I call this chapter: “My plastic, fold-open, mono, teenage record player”

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.

One Reply to “the byrds, the fifth dimension, lsd, and einstein — part 1”

  1. HCNL Apologies for the delay in responding here: I just realized that I have several “pending” comments! Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the input! NEAL

    PS: I don’t think cell/mobile phones allow for much gettin’ together anymore . . .

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