Lots of us loved the Byrds in rock mode or when their Bob Dylan or Pete Seeger covers made them sound like entirely different songs.
Eight Miles High and 5th Dimension, as well as Mr Tambourine Man and Turn Turn Turn, are still among my all-time favourites.
But for distraction, Roger McGuinn and his fellow Byrds also took inspiration from the folk music of the British Isles. This short post will highlight someone the results.
The Bells of Rhymney also involved the hand of Seeger, who had put the Idris Davies poem of South Wales coalfield tragedy and defiance to music.
With my new toy, a vinyl turntable (thanks Christelle, my elder daughter) that also allows me to play Spotify tracks via Bluetooth, I renewed acquaintance last night with their versions of Wild Mountain Thyme - I have always thought of it as Scottish song but do know it has elements of Irish heritage, too - and John Riley.
Perhaps Salut! Live readers will alert me to others I have overlooked. But this is as far I got with a leisurely search. I do know also, as a result of that search, that there are many, many more Byrds covers of Dylan songs than I imagined.