The Byrds – Autographs Signed on Eight Miles High Flight
A set of autographs of the original Byrds, signed for a teenager aboard a flight to London about which the band famously wrote "Eight Miles High." On August 1, 1965 the Byrds flew to London on TWA flight 770, en route to their first British tour. While seated in first class, Jim McGuinn, David Crosby and Gene Clark began writing the song, inspired by the flight and their subsequent tour (read more about this at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Miles_High ). Also aboard was 17 year old Cindy Cooper, traveling with her family. In her accompanying letter, Cooper writes "a few hours into the flight the stewardess came back to where we were sitting and told us the Byrds were in 1st class; she asked if I would like their autographs. I gave her my travel diary for them to sign. When we arrived in London, there was a huge crowd of screaming girls at the airport gate to meet the Byrds…" We obtained the autographs directly from Cooper, as well as her original TWA flight itinerary, her travel insurance policy for the flight, and copies of the relevant pages of her diary. McGuinn, Crosby, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, and Gene Clark have signed the two diary pages boldly, with Gene Clark adding "Byrds." Byrds autographs are quite rare, but this set–signed on the flight where they began writing their most important song–is truly museum quality. As with everything we offer, guaranteed authentic with no time limit.
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