Are there any Dillards fans around here? They usually don't get the credit they deserve for helping start the country-rock genre. They were featured on the Andy Griffith Show as the Darlin' Family in 1963. I personaly think that role didn't do anything to help them get people to take their later music accomplishments seriously. They started out as a bluegrass band from Missouri in the early sixties, and after releasing three straight ahead bluegrass albums and migrating to California, they helped start the L.A. country-rock sound with the albums Wheatstraw Suite and Copperfields, two influential albums full of early country-rock. They went on to release many more albums, even breaking into the charts with the single, "It's About Time" in 1971. In 1968 Doug Dillard left them and started his own band, along with Gene Clark of the Byrds, Dillard & Clark. Bernie Leadon was a member of Dillard & Clark for a while, before joining the Flying Burrito Brothers, and eventually the Eagles. Don Henley has even said the Dillards were a early influence on him. So I'm not sure if that interested anybody, but what are your thoughts on the Dillards?