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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.   Little Bitty Dude
  5.   The Presence
  6.   She Belongs to Me
  7.   Child of Our Times
  8.   You Were on My Mind
  9.   He Alone Is Worthy
  10.   Fireball Mail
  11.   Little Boy
  12.   Hide Your Love Away
  13.   Old Paint
  14.   Another Country
  15.   So Long, Stay Well
  16.   Bullfrogs and Butterflies
  17.   The Sins of a Family
  18.   There Is a Peace
  19.   Clouds
  20.   Callin' Me Home
  21.   What Good Would It Do
  22.   Brainwashed
  23.   Come to Praise the Lord
  24.   Cosmic Cowboy
  25.   Chosen Generation
  26.   Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
  27.   Ogre
  28.   Sing the Melody
  29.   Intro
  30.   Doo Dah
  31.   Snow White
  32.   Acts Intro
  33.   Sad Song
  34.   California Dreamin'
  35.   Communion Song
  36.   Green, Green
  37.   Oh Miss Mary by The New Christy Minstrels
  38.   Doesn't the Bible Say
  39.   Dolphins
  40.   I Walked a Mile
  41.   The Only Way
  42.   Easter Song
  43.   The Prince Song
  44.   A Friend
  45.   Am I Seeing You
  46.   Love, Peace, Joy
  47.   Which Way's the Light
  48.   Happy Road
  49.   He's Coming Back
  50.   I Wonder
  51.   Jesus People
  52.   Praise Ye The Lord
  53.   Drunken Sailor
  54.   What Exactly's the Matter with Me
  55.   Inner-Manipulations
  56.   Hang on Sloopy by The Mamas & The Papas
  57.   Lear Jets/Father's Son
  58.   Good Times Is All Done Now
  59.   Let Me Be
  60.   Lollipop Train
  61.   Each Other
  62.   We Clap Our Hands
  63.   White Swan
  64.   Greenback Dollar
  65.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  66.   Peace