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