THE BYRDS - Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe

THE BYRDS - 'Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe (CBS EP 6251) 1965

Neat four song EP released in France in late '65 showing The Byrds in all their folk rock glory (ie) tight levi jeans, beatle boots and bowl haircuts.

I've always had a liking for the 'Mr Tambourine Man' LP cut 'Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe' written by Jackie DeShannon. According to Byrds Manager Jim Dickson this song was covered as a thank you to her because she was one of the very first professional songwriters to risk credibility by saying The Byrds were great and helped the band to get work.

It's also one of the first Byrds recordings from April, 1965.

THE BYRDS - Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe

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  1. What is Gene holding?

    It kind of resembles a chillum. It definately looks like the boys just had a smoke. Especially Crosby. Chris is watching beautiful patterns in his palm. And Mike says "ey man, gimme some of that shit...!"

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  2. Ha ha ha...what a good spot. I've never noticed that before!

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  3. Gene's right hand is holding the top of a metal fence post around the corn field behind them. The top several inches are painted orange to improve the fence's visibility.

    The cover of the first Dillard & Clark album does seem to show Gene and Douglas passing a small (hand-rolled?) object, however!

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