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The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

A documentary on the life and work of Gene Clark, co-founder of The Byrds, whose subsequent career was a rollercoaster of pioneering music and personal disaster.

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Paul Kendall
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Credited cast:
Gene Clark Gene Clark ... Himself
David Crosby ... Himself - Interviewee
Roger McGuinn ... Himself - Interviewee
Chris Hillman ... Himself - Interviewee
Barry McGuire Barry McGuire ... Himself - Interviewee
Carla Olson Carla Olson ... Herself - Interviewee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duke Bardwell Duke Bardwell ... Himself - Interviewee
Bonnie Clark Bonnie Clark ... Herself - Interviewee
Carlie Clark Carlie Clark ... Herself - Interviewee
David Clark David Clark ... Himself - Interviewee
Kai Clark Kai Clark ... Himself - Interviewee
Kelly Clark Kelly Clark ... Himself - Interviewee
Saul Davis Saul Davis ... Himself - Interviewee
Doug Dillard Doug Dillard ... Himself - Archive
Jon Faurot Jon Faurot ... Himself - Interviewee
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A documentary on the life and work of Gene Clark, co-founder of The Byrds, whose subsequent career was a rollercoaster of pioneering music and personal disaster.

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UK

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English

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4 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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White Light
Written by Gene Clark
Performed by Gene Clark
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music UK
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Long anticipated documentary is everything we hoped for - and more!
19 November 2013 | by catooheySee all my reviews

Those of us familiar with Gene Clark's music - both with the Byrds and after finally have a cinematic glimpse into his life and psyche as one of the originators of country rock. Interviews with Gene's compadres help fill in some of the blanks about his life and the reasons for his lack of success in his post-Byrds music career. We finally get to meet his ex-wife Carlie Clark and hear from both of his sons as to their experiences with their dad. The repeated theme is of an extremely soulful and talented songwriter always on the brink of success, who always falls back at the last moment. Anyone who enjoys music will enjoy this film and the tasteful use of Gene's music throughout! Kudos to the production team of Paul Kendall and his sons!


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