#GC50 Concert Series, February 2017
In February 2017, Induct Gene Clark into the Songwriters Hall of Fame will present a coordinated series of concerts held around the world to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers.
BackgroundAfter leaving folk-rock pioneers The Byrds at the height of their fame, Gene Clark pursued a solo career that ultimately revealed the legacy of a world-class songwriter, gifted poet, and widely influential musical chameleon; one whose most well known works, White Light (1971) and No Other (1974) are rightly hailed as classics of the rock era.
For Clark aficionados, however, his debut solo album (released in February 1967) holds much significance, because it was here, free from the pressures that drove him to leave a successful band (one that had scored two number-1 singles during his tenure) that Clark was able to craft his own unique musical vision.
GENE CLARK WITH THE GOSDIN BROTHERS
Producers: Larry Marks, Jim Dickson
Original track listing, February 1967
"Think I'm Gonna Feel Better" (1:32)
"Tried So Hard" (2:18)
"Is Yours Is Mine" (2:25)
"Keep on Pushin'" (Clark, Bill Rinehart) (1:44)
"I Found You" (3:00)
"So You Say You Lost Your Baby" (2:07)
"Elevator Operator" (Clark, Rinehart) (2:53)
"The Same One" (3:27)
"Couldn't Believe Her" (1:52)
"Needing Someone" (2:03)
Every track on the album is tremendous, filled with enough lyrical twists and musical turns to warrant cover versions of key tracks like "Tried So Hard" (the Flying Burrito Brothers, Iain Matthews, Yo La Tengo) and "So You Say You Lost Your Baby" (Paul Weller with Death in Vegas).
#GC50, February 2017
As a testament to the album’s evergreen appeal and reverberating influence across generations, performers will convene in a host of cities to pay tribute to Gene Clark’s life and work. Get involved!
#GeneClark50 is coming!
More to come…
The #GC50 concert series caps a year of renewed interest in Gene Clark's oeuvre. In 2016 alone we've witnessed the release of a tribute album by Canadian folk standbys the Skydiggers; a grassroots campaign to induct Gene Clark in the Songwriters Hall of Fame; a critically acclaimed album on Sierra Records of previously unreleased works; and a tribute concert in San Francisco.
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