If You're Gone (The Byrds)

25 APRIL 1966

The Byrds' second album 'Turn, Turn, Turn' was released in March 1966 in the UK, some three months after its US release, and four months after the title song had been in the UK Top 30. The album reached #11 during April but there were to be no more UK charting singles from it.

This track, 'If You're Gone', is one of the finer but underappreciated tracks from that album. It featured atmospheric droning background harmonies and was written and sung by Gene Clark, who at this time was on the verge of leaving the band.