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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

    '60s Oldies

    '60s Oldies
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Albums by
Barry McGuire

Top Songs by
Barry McGuire

  1.   Song
  2.   Eve of Destruction
  3.   Masters of War
  4.   The Prince Song
  5.   Doo Dah
  6.   Green, Green
  7.   Snow White
  8.   Bullfrogs and Butterflies
  9.   Cosmic Cowboy
  10.   Flying Merry-Go-Round
  11.   Child of Our Times
  12.   My King
  13.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  14.   Face to Face
  15.   Good Times Is All Done Now
  16.   Banjo
  17.   California Dreamin'
  18.   Old Paint
  19.   So Long, Stay Well
  20.   I Love You, Lord
  21.   There Is a Peace
  22.   Communion Song
  23.   Clouds
  24.   What Good Would It Do
  25.   Peace
  26.   Love Is
  27.   Hide Your Love Away
  28.   This Precious Time
  29.   Little Boy
  30.   Ride Around Little Doggies
  31.   Far Side of the Hill by The New Christy Minstrels
  32.   What Exactly's the Matter with Me
  33.   You Were on My Mind
  34.   The Sins of a Family
  35.   She Belongs to Me
  36.   Callin' Me Home
  37.   Dolphins
  38.   Jesus People
  39.   Shock Absorbers
  40.   The Only Way
  41.   Anyone But Jesus
  42.   Easter Song
  43.   Jimmy's Song
  44.   A Friend
  45.   Am I Seeing You
  46.   Which Way's the Light
  47.   Acts Intro
  48.   Happy Road
  49.   He's Coming Back
  50.   Little Bitty Dude
  51.   Come to Praise the Lord
  52.   Intro
  53.   Doesn't the Bible Say
  54.   Sad Song
  55.   Layers
  56.   I Wonder
  57.   Ogre
  58.   He Alone Is Worthy
  59.   Oh Miss Mary by The New Christy Minstrels
  60.   Another Man
  61.   Summer's Over
  62.   We Clap Our Hands
  63.   Praise Ye The Lord
  64.   Walkin' My Cat Named Dog
  65.   Walkin'
  66.   Good News Shoes
  67.   Inner-Manipulations
  68.   Baby Blue
  69.   Don't You Wonder Where It's At
  70.   Pay The Piper