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Michael Clarke was the original drummer of the Byrds, appearing on their first five albums before leaving around the end of 1967. Clarke was the least talented of the five members that were on the Byrds' 1965-1967 recordings, as unlike the others as could be, since he did almost no songwriting. His drumming was basic and, for the most part, appropriate for the Byrds' needs, although he was sometimes replaced by sessionmen. Still, he fit in well with the band visually, and proved... Read more

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