The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23567   Message #262793
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
22-Jul-00 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Turn, Turn, Turn by Beatles
Mike, it could be just my perception about McGuinn not being accepted by serious folkies. It is certain that he is doing much for the preservation of traditional music at this time. The Folk Den is indeed a wonderful resource on the net, and I look forward to his next album with those great musicians.

My impression is that The Byrds are often looked on as a group that bastardized folk into rock for commercial purposes. I know that many at the time saw them that way. I for one believe that many of their covers of Dylan, Seeger and others transcended the original artist's work.