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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

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Albums by
Barry McGuire

Top Songs by
Barry McGuire

  1.   Song
  2.   Eve of Destruction
  3.   Masters of War
  4.   You Know My Name
  5.   Jimmy's Song
  6.   Pay The Piper
  7.   Bullfrogs and Butterflies
  8.   Peace
  9.   Child of Our Times
  10.   You Were on My Mind
  11.   The Sins of a Family
  12.   Upon a Painted Ocean
  13.   If I Had A Hammer
  14.   Walkin'
  15.   Banjo
  16.   Hide Your Love Away
  17.   Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
  18.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  19.   Clouds
  20.   Good Times Is All Done Now
  21.   I Love You, Lord
  22.   Anyone But Jesus
  23.   Callin' Me Home
  24.   There Is a Peace
  25.   Love Is
  26.   Happy Road
  27.   He's Coming Back
  28.   Don't You Wonder Where It's At
  29.   The Only Way
  30.   Intro
  31.   Chosen Generation
  32.   Doo Dah
  33.   Each Other
  34.   Dolphins
  35.   Sad Song
  36.   So Long, Stay Well
  37.   Which Way's the Light
  38.   He Alone Is Worthy
  39.   Easter Song
  40.   Little Bitty Dude
  41.   Come to Praise the Lord
  42.   Love, Peace, Joy
  43.   Praise Ye The Lord
  44.   Communion Song
  45.   Green, Green
  46.   Oh Miss Mary by The New Christy Minstrels
  47.   Baby Blue
  48.   Brainwashed
  49.   I Walked a Mile
  50.   Jesus People
  51.   The Prince Song
  52.   A Friend
  53.   Am I Seeing You
  54.   Ogre
  55.   Layers
  56.   We Clap Our Hands
  57.   Flying Merry-Go-Round
  58.   Town and Country
  59.   Face to Face
  60.   Doesn't the Bible Say
  61.   To Know Love
  62.   Cloudy Summer Afternoon
  63.   Acts Intro
  64.   Lear Jets/Father's Son
  65.   I Wonder
  66.   Drunken Sailor
  67.   Sing the Melody
  68.   Lollipop Train
  69.   Don´t Blame God
  70.   Neptune
  71.   Let Me Be
  72.   Mystery of Life