Friday Factory Tune: The Times They are a Changin’

By October 29, 2010Friday Factory Tune

We celebrate duck hunting with this staging of the Byrds’ performance of “The Times They are a Changin’.”

That’s what this song’s about, right? The seasonal transition from upland bird hunting to waterfowl?

The clip, we think is, from the Hullabaloo appearance of Nov. 29, 1965, with Michael Landon hosting.

Manufacturing connection: That’s a cool 12-string Rickenbacker that Roger McGuinn’s playing, isn’t it? Premier Guitar Magazine had a nice feature on McGuinn and Rickenbackers in the November 2008 issue, “Roger McGuinn: Rickenbackers, Martins & Byrds.” While not knowing our guitars very well, this model appears to be a 360/12. A later model played by McGuinn sold for $117,500 at auction.

Bonus Byrds/Dylan election preview, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.” What a lugubrious version.

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