Chuck’s Classics featuring The Byrds


Turn! Turn! Turn!
The Byrds were formed in 1964 with frontman Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke. They were active off and on from 1964 to 2000, not with the original members some years. Byrds had a number of #1 hits including this one from 1965.


Chuck Benson

Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville


  1. Turn, Turn, Turn. Perfect for TV play. Eight Miles High was not so TV friendly but boy, I never tire of listening to that tune by the Byrds. Although Eight Miles High has been covered by a lot of bands, I still think Lighthouse’s Live (in New York) album gives it the musicality and etherial quality it deserves.


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