the byrds, the fifth dimension, lsd, and einstein — part 3

This is the third in a series of pieces on the Byrds’ sixth single, 5D (Fifth Dimension). In it, I discuss the group’s previous singe, the groundbreaking Eight Miles High and its status as the first psychedelic single to make the Top 40 and the first single to be unofficially banned for supposed LSD allusions.

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.

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