The Byrd Who Flew Alone
Bob Dylan described Gene Clark as one of the three best songwriters in the world. He was the original front man for one of the most iconic and influential bands of the 60s. After his abrupt departure from The Byrds, at the peak of their popularity, he made records that are still regarded as classics. He was one of the great pioneers of both folk rock and country rock. His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Tom Petty to Robert Plant. Yet, so far as the public is concerned, Gene Clark is largely unknown.
This documentary explores the mystery of why this richly talented but deeply enigmatic and often self-destructive man failed to enjoy the success his work deserved. Drawing on interviews with his family, friends and fellow musicians, a wealth of great music from the four decade span of his career and previously unseen archive material, it’s a story that’s both compelling and moving, veering between moments of magic and moments of madness.
The film was made by a father and sons team as a labour of love which took them right across America, in search of the people and places that were part of Gene Clark’s life.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 110 mins
- Jack Kendall, Paul Kendall 1st Feature
- Paul Kendall
- Marshall Darlings Productions
- Jack Kendall
- Paul Kendall
- Director of Photography
- Dan Kendall
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Last updated 22nd March 2016