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Byrd Lives: Cult Hero Gene Clark's 21 Best Songs

With some of indie-rock's brightest stars touring in his honor, we pick the former Byrds frontman's essential tracks

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"I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better"

Mr. Tambourine Man, 1965

The Byrds' epochal debut featured four chiming Bob Dylan covers that defined the folk-rock sound, as well as five originals penned by Clark, including this one about the ambivalence of a breakup. The track's raw emotions were rendered smooth by his bouyant melody and the honeyed harmonies of his bandmates David Crosby and Roger McGuinn.

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