The Byrds Live in Concert 1980 Tee Shirt Vintage TourGo Back
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The Byrds were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones for a short period in the mid-1960s, the Byrds are today considered by critics to be nearly as influential as those bands. Their signature blend of clear harmony singing and McGuinn’s jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar was “absorbed into the vocabulary of rock” and has continued to be influential.
Presented is an original concert tour tee shirt from The Byrds – Live in Concert 1980. The black shirt is vintage and measures 16″ across the chest and the 24″ from top of collar seam to bottom. Vintage tagging is by T-Shirt Junction M single stitch on sleeves. Nice band design on the front and blank back.
This lot is from the T-Shirt collection from the estate of Chuck Landis (aka Largo) veteran promoter, concert best known as co-founder of the Roxy West Hollywood rock club in the early 1970’s and in 1980. Many of the T-Shirts come from performances that were at the venue. They have been locked away for many until now.
The Rox bar was a regular hangout for John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Keith Moon Heidi Fleiss in the 1980s. So you can only imagine what stories can tell?
A list of some of the musicians that performed at the Roxy Theatre West Hollywood: Neil Young, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Guns N’ Roses, Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Warren Zevon, The Ramones, George Benson, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Comedians: Phil Hartman, Elayne Boosler, Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman), Tom Eyen ,
Lu Leonard, Adrienne Barbeau, Sally Kellerman