The Byrds are best known for their other number one song, “Mr. Tambourine Man,” but “Turn Turn Turn” was the bigger hit.
The song has the distinction of being the number one song with the oldest lyrics. Pete Seeger had adapted the words the the Biblical Book Ecclesiastes to music. The Byrds added more of a beat and harmonies. Their version reached the top of the Pop Cart December 4, 1965, and their it remained for three weeks.