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BYRDS FEATURING MICHAEL CLARKE
Biography, discography & family tree

When Michael Clarke formed his version of the BYRDS in 1987 he asked Skip Battin and Carlos Bernal to join that group.
BYRDS FEATURING MICHAEL CLARKE 1 87-88
Skip
Battin
bs/vcl
Carlos
Bernal

gtr/vcl
Michael
Clarke

dr/pcs
Terry
Rogers

gtr/vcl
Jerry
Sorn

gtr/vcl

When Carlos Bernal left, Michael Clarke asked John York to join the band. John York agreed and this kept three former members of the BYRDS in the group.
BYRDS FEATURING MICHAEL CLARKE 2 88-89
Skip
Battin
bs/vcl
John
York

gtr/vcl
Michael
Clarke

dr/pcs
Terry
Rogers

gtr/vcl
Jerry
Sorn

gtr/vcl

At the end of 1989 John York left, but Michael Clarke continued to tour with his version of the BYRDSas a quartet. There were even discussions about a studio album of the group. On stage the group offered a mixture of old BYRDS songs and new songs, mostly written by Terry Rogers or Jerry Sorn.
BYRDS FEATURING MICHAEL CLARKE 3 89-91
Skip
Battin
bs/vcl
Michael
Clarke

dr/pcs
Terry
Rogers

gtr/vcl
Jerry
Sorn

gtr/vcl

Michael Clarke's BYRDS even toured Europe in 1991. While in Germany they discussed the possibilities of releasing a live album, but apart from a dubious release on a small German label nothing else happened.

BYRDS - album
1990: BYRDS - Live In Nürnberg (Do It Records Do It 005)

The only recording of that group, which got officially released, seems to be the song "The Flame" which was released on a cassette sampler. The proceeds of this sampler were donated to the AIDS foundation.

BYRDS - recording
1991: BYRDS - The Flame (released on the cassette release "v.a. - The Legacy Album - South Florida Musicians Unite For AIDS Relief")


The BYRDS FEATURING MICHAEL CLARKE replaced Skip Battin by Manny Yanes on bass and vocals. They continued to tour, until Michael Clarke died on December 19th, 1993. This was the end of the BYRDS FEATURING MICHAL CLARKE. Terry Rogers restarted in 1994 as BYRDS CELEBRATION.

BYRDS FEATURING MICHAEL
CLARKE 4 1992 - 1993
Manny
Yanes

bs/vcl
Michael
Clarke

dr/pcs
Terry
Rogers

gtr/vcl
Jerry
Sorn

gtr/vcl