This week’s Throwback Thursday pays tribute to Byrds founding member Gene Clark, who battled addiction and depression in his post-Byrds career and died too-young at age 46 — leaving a legacy of beautiful songwriting, emotive singing, and guitar playing.

Watch above as Clark performs with Byrds frontman Roger McGuinn in 1978 at New Jersey’s Capitol Theatre — coincidentally the site of the Byrds’ last concert before breaking up in 1973 — courtesy of the amazing YouTube channel Music Vault.


Clark kicks off the set solo, performing “Release Me Girl” and “Silver Raven” on acoustic guitar, then handing McGuinn that guitar for his solo take on “Don’t You Write Her Off” and “Jolly Roger,” after which they together play 12 songs that includes Byrds’ hits “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Check out the entire setlist below.

Clark’s life was recently chronicled in the documentary The Byrd Who Flew Alone, which is available on DVD.

Setlist – Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn, 3/4/1978, Capitol Theatre

0:00:00 – Release Me Girl
0:03:49 – Silver Raven
0:07:38 – Don’t You Write Her Off
0:10:28 – Jolly Roger
0:13:36 – Chestnut Mare
0:19:43 – Crazy Ladies
0:23:34 – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
0:27:50 – Lover Of The Bayou
0:31:21 – Train Leaves Here This Morning
0:35:07 – Mr. Tambourine Man
0:39:54 – Bag Full Of Money
0:43:49 – Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
0:47:01 – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
0:50:57 – So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star
0:53:31 – Eight Miles High
0:58:13 – Band Exit

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