the byrds, the fifth dimension, lsd, and einstein — part 6

This is the sixth in a series of pieces on the Byrds’ sixth single, 5D (Fifth Dimension). In it, I discuss the errors in judgement that the Byrds, their management, and Columbia Records made regarding their status with the nascent hip community of the ’60s.

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.

Comments and arguments welcome!