“Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” By The Byrds

The ‘Tickets @2’ song today is from The Byrds, it’s “Turn! Turn! Turn! ( To Everything There Is a Season).”

This was written by Pete Seger, an influential folk singer and activist. He recorded it before The Byrds covered it as a follow-up to their hit “Mr. Tambourine Man.” The lyrics were based on a passage from the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible.

This was the second #1 hit for The Byrds after “Mr. Tambourine Man.” The arrangement was devised by Jim (later Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby, it took over 50 takes to get the sound right.

When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #12 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see the hits of Bethoven performed by the Pacific Symphony at the Verizon Wirelss Amphiteatre August 12th.

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