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Barry McGuire

Along with Bob Dylan's emergence came countless other folk-based "protest singers" in the early to mid-'60s, including Barry McGuire. Born in Oklahoma City during 1935, McGuire had relocated to New York City and joined up with folk revivalists the New Christy Minstrels by the early '60s. He was anointed the band's lead singer and appeared on several albums and their first hit single, "Green, Green" (which was co-penned by McGuire). Soon after, however, McGuire caught the attention of both record producer Lou Adler and singer/songwriter P.F. Sloan, resulting in the guitarist/singer leaving the New Christy Minstrels and launching a solo career, signing on with Adler's Dunhill Records. McGuire's solo debut, The Barry McGuire Album, was released in 1963, but it wasn't until two years later that McGuire scored a massive hit with the Sloan-penned track "Eve of Destruction," which topped the U.S. charts (peaking at number three in the U.K.) and was taken from his sophomore full-length, Barry McGuire Featuring Eve of Destruction. McGuire became good friends with another Adler-guided outfit, the Mamas & the Papas (who mentioned him in some of their song lyrics), while further solo albums were issued, including This Precious Time and The World's Last Private Citizen, but none spawned any singles as successful as "Eve." By the early '70s, McGuire had turned his back on folk music and he re-appeared as a Christian/gospel artist, signing on with the Myrrh label and issuing such standout albums as 1973's Seeds, 1975's Lighten Up, and a live recording, 1982's To the Bride, among countless others. McGuire put his music career on hold and moved to New Zealand in the mid-'80s with his wife, where they remained until 1990, working with the poverty organization World Vision. Upon his return, McGuire began issuing albums once more, including such titles as El Dorado, Let's Tend God's Earth, Adventures on Son Mountain, and Journey to Bible Times, before teaming up with another gospel singer/guitarist, Terry Talbot, to form an outfit called Talbot McGuire. ~ Greg Prato
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Barry McGuire

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Albums by
Barry McGuire

Top Songs by
Barry McGuire

  1.   Song
  2.   Eve of Destruction
  3.   Masters of War
  4.   This Precious Time
  5.   Cloudy Summer Afternoon
  6.   Intro
  7.   Good Times Is All Done Now
  8.   Another Country
  9.   Doo Dah
  10.   Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
  11.   Little Boy
  12.   You Were on My Mind
  13.   The Sins of a Family
  14.   The Prince Song
  15.   A Friend
  16.   Little Bitty Dude
  17.   So Long, Stay Well
  18.   I'd Have to Be Outta My Mind
  19.   Bullfrogs and Butterflies
  20.   Love Is
  21.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  22.   There Is a Peace
  23.   Callin' Me Home
  24.   Hide Your Love Away
  25.   Child of Our Times
  26.   Communion Song
  27.   Cosmic Cowboy
  28.   Green, Green
  29.   Oh Miss Mary by The New Christy Minstrels
  30.   Doesn't the Bible Say
  31.   I Wonder
  32.   Happy Road
  33.   Shock Absorbers
  34.   Am I Seeing You
  35.   She Belongs to Me
  36.   Each Other
  37.   Easter Song
  38.   Brainwashed
  39.   Sing the Melody
  40.   Jimmy's Song
  41.   Ogre
  42.   Peace
  43.   Chosen Generation
  44.   Acts Intro
  45.   He's Coming Back
  46.   Come to Praise the Lord
  47.   Banjo
  48.   What Good Would It Do
  49.   Inner-Manipulations
  50.   Dolphins
  51.   I Walked a Mile
  52.   Jesus People
  53.   The Only Way
  54.   Anyone But Jesus
  55.   He Alone Is Worthy
  56.   Sad Song
  57.   We Clap Our Hands
  58.   The Way You Are
  59.   Face to Face
  60.   Land of Oden
  61.   Summer's Over
  62.   Good News Shoes
  63.   California Dreamin'
  64.   What Exactly's the Matter with Me
  65.   Clouds
  66.   Ride Around Little Doggies
  67.   The First Time
  68.   Baby Blue
  69.   Flying Merry-Go-Round
  70.   Love, Peace, Joy
  71.   Which Way's the Light
  72.   If I Had A Hammer
  73.   Far Side of the Hill by The New Christy Minstrels
  74.   Walkin'
  75.   My King
  76.   Neptune
  77.   Town and Country
  78.   Gold Wedding Ring
  79.   I Love You, Lord
  80.   Bull 'Gine Run
  81.   Layers
  82.   Mystery of Life
  83.   Snow White
  84.   Drunken Sailor
  85.   Praise Ye The Lord
  86.   Upon a Painted Ocean
  87.   White Swan
  88.   You Know My Name
  89.   One by One
  90.   The Presence
  91.   Greenback Dollar
  92.   Old Paint
  93.   Another Man
  94.   Fireball Mail