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  Roger McGuinn
McGuinn, a Chicago native, studied at the Old Town School of Folk Music and was active on Chicago's folk scene, where he was strongly influenced as a teenager by Bob Gibson.
Roger McGuinn disbanded the Byrds in 1973 to pursue his dream of a solo career.
McGuinn Clark and Hillman and Crosby McGuinn and Hillman photos by Henry Diltz from the Under the Covers CD-ROM (used by permission).
www.ibiblio.org /jimmy/mcguinn/McGuinn.html   (778 words)

  Roger McGuinn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Roger McGuinn (born July 13, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, who was born as James Joseph McGuinn III in Chicago, Illinois.
McGuinn is best known for being the frontman of The Byrds, the pioneering folk-rock band of the 1960's, in which he played a Rickenbacker 360-12 electric 12 string guitar, contributing much to the band's unique sound.
McGuinn toured with Bob Dylan during his 1975 and 1976 Rolling Thunder Revue and opened for Dylan and Tom Petty in 1987.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roger_McGuinn   (279 words)

 Roger McGuinn Blog
One of the songs Roger performed was “Draggin.” He thought that because so many of the astronauts were pilots that they might chuckle at the premise of two pilots racing across the USA in their jets.
Roger asked me to write a Roadie Report about the trip to put on the inside cover and then with an overnight delivery of the master, the finished product was scheduled to be in our hands during the next tour.
Roger had recorded Pete at his mountain top house in 2000 for the Grammy nominated CD “Treasures From The Folk Den.” Walking through the front door into the arms of Toshi and Pete was like another homecoming.
rogermcguinn.blogspot.com   (11682 words)

 Roger McGuinn -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He included the name Roger only because they use it for radio messages to indicate "OK." Roger was the only "real" name in the bunch and the guru picked it.
McGuinn toured briefly with (United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)) Bob Dylan for his 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue.
More recently, Roger McGuinn has attempted to use the (Computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol) World Wide Web to continue the folk tradition by recording a different folk song each month for the last nine years.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ro/roger_mcguinn1.htm   (212 words)

 RollingStone.com: Cardiff Rose : Roger McGuinn : Review
Roger McGuinn's work has been so closely associated with Dylan's that it comes as no surprise, but with all the excitement of an inevitable triumph, that the Rolling Thunder Revue has revived his career.
McGuinn's accomplishment is that he claims the song with the same authority as he did with "Mr.
McGuinn and Levy are not nearly as successful, however, in "Partners in Crime," their maudlin ode to Abbie Hoffman.
rollingstone.com /reviews/album/_/id/191696/rogermcguinn?...   (930 words)

 CD Baby: ROGER MCGUINN: Treasures From the Folk Den - from indiejournal
Roger McGuinn, former leader of The Byrds and 1991 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, displays his acoustic roots on this Grammy-nominated CD of classic folk songs, his first studio record in a decade.
Roger McGuinn, former leader of The Byrds and 1991 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, combines his acoustic roots and love of technology on "Treasures from the Folk Den," his first studio record in a decade.
Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scenes when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/mcguinn/from/indiejournal   (1675 words)

 Jelly review: Roger McGuinn
Roger McGuinn will always be best known for his role as the innovative front person in the Byrds, the genre-jumping band of the '60s.
McGuinn recorded this album as a hard copy extension of the work he has been doing on his web site, where he tries to record a folk song a month and make them available for site visitors to download.
McGuinn remarks in the liner notes that he doesn't hear many songs like these anymore, and he's absolutely correct in his remark.
www.jellyroll.com /2002/mcguinn.html   (659 words)

 McGuinn: The Early Years 1956-1964
McGuinn was introduced to folk music when one of his teachers brought Bob Gibson into the classroom to play for his students.
McGuinn said he would be pleased to join in a few months, as soon as he finished his last year of high school.
McGuinn moved to San Francisco to try his hand at the North Beach folk scene, but shortly after arriving he got an offer to accompany another commercial folk ensemble, the Chad Mitchell Trio, and left for Greenwich Village.
ebni.com /byrds/memrm1.html   (1243 words)

 Roger McGuinn's 1966 Rickenbacker 370-12 'BYRD'
Roger added a mini switch to the instrument to turn on and off a Vox Treble Booster, the circuit of which he wired into the instrument.
Roger also changed the tuners, in what photographic evidence suggests was late1969, from the factory installed Klusons to a set of gold Grovers, which remain on the guitar to this day.
Roger McGuinn was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Byrds in 1991.
www.route66guitars.com /byrd.html   (514 words)

 Homespun Tapes - Roger McGuinn
Roger McGuinn, founder and frontman for The Byrds, helped create the Southern California folk and country-based rock sounds that became synonymous with American music of the '60s.
Roger McGuinn brings his love of folk guitar to novice and intermediate players, providing a solid repertoire of classic songs as well as the basic techniques needed to play them.
Roger McGuinn, a major advocate of multi-track recording on a basic home computer set-up, shares what he has learned about making CDs with beginners who would like to make their own home recordings.
www.homespuntapes.com /artists/artistpage.asp?artID=482   (243 words)

 McGuinn: The Solo Years 1974-1977
The Roger McGuinn Band featured four guys whose background was in country rock: bassist Steve Love, guitarist Richard Bowden, keyboardist David Lovelace, and drummer Greg Attaway.
McGuinn told interviewers at the time that he wanted to get away from jazz rock and back to country rock.
Despite the improved songwriting by McGuinn, the album highlights were covers of two unreleased tracks by Rolling Thunder tourmates: "Up to Me" by Bob Dylan and "Dreamland" by Joni Mitchell.
ebni.com /byrds/memrm3.html   (1581 words)

 Style Weekly in Richmond, Virginia
McGuinn is best known as co-founder of the influential rock band The Byrds, which scored several hits in the mid-’60s after Miles Davis helped them get a contract.
Nowadays, McGuinn spends his time recording and releasing music from his computer (his Folk Den project distributes monthly covers of traditional folk via MP3) as well as touring with wife and manager, Camilla, who grew up in Roanoke and attended Longwood College.
McGuinn says that of all his legendary stage collaborators, Dylan had the greatest impact on him: “He’s always been an inspiration.
www.styleweekly.com /article.asp?idarticle=9944   (683 words)

 Martin & Company > Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
McGuinn has been playing his custom version on the road for nearly a year and clearly loves it.
Roger McGuinn's signature is inlaid between the 19th and 20th frets.
A sideman for the Limelighters and a member of the Chad Mitchell Trio while still in his teens, and a songwriter, session guitarist and arranger in New York in the early 1960s, Roger McGuinn was a seasoned professional when he founded the Byrds in 1964.
www.martinguitar.com /artists/display_artist.php?d=296   (840 words)

 The Music Box: The Band & Roger McGuinn, Taste of Chicago, July 1994
This year was sponsored heavily by local station WXRT, and the artists selected to perform included The Lemonheads, Squeeze, Roger McGuinn, The Band, the subdudes, and Carlos Santana.
Roger McGuinn, The Band, and Jesse Colin Young performed on a perfect triple bill on July 6.
McGuinn took the stage with backing band The Headlights and plowed through a 14-song set, mixing classics from The Byrds and solo tunes.
www.musicbox-online.com /band7-94.html   (500 words)

 Roger McGuinn of the Byrds to Perform at WFU
Roger McGuinn, best known as founder of The Byrds in the 1960s, will perform at Wake Forest University on Saturday, Oct. 31.
When McGuinn disbanded the group in 1973, he embarked on a solo career that yielded a number of records featuring a variety of guest artists.
McGuinn and the other original members of The Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
www.wfu.edu /www-data/wfunews/1998/101998r.htm   (295 words)

 Roger McGuinn: A New 'Season'
Roger says, “Gene Clark and I were doing a duo, and we were coming back from tour.
Roger and Camilla believe they are to be salt and light to those God places in their path.
Roger and Camilla believe they are doing what’s in their heart.
www.cbn.com /700club/features/Amazing/Roger_McGuinn040705.asp   (721 words)

When the Byrds were finally laid to rest by Roger McGuinn, the obvious next step was a solo career for the man whose gravelly voice, 12-string guitar leads and unerring sense of musical taste had been synonymous with the band he'd founded almost a decade earlier.
McGuinn's self-titled 1973 solo debut--with stirring guest appearances from Bob Dylan and Charles Lloyd--was a relentlessly eclectic joy from top to bottom, drawing stirring inspiration from all eras of the Byrds' storied career.
Here they are, tickets ready please, for stops one and two of the ongoing, ever-fascinating solo career of Roger McGuinn.
www.sundazed.com /artists/r_mcguinn.html   (152 words)

 Harmony Central®: C.F. Martin Honors Roger McGuinn With D12-42 Signature Edition
In honor of McGuinn's dedication to Martin and his expertise on the 12-string guitar, Martin is proud to introduce the Limited Edition D12-42RM Roger McGuinn 12-string guitar.
The neck of the Roger McGuinn limited edition guitar is shaped from solid genuine mahogany and the fingerboard, inlaid with Style 45 abalone hexagons, is crafted from solid genuine ebony.
Roger McGuinn's signature is tastefully inlaid in pearl between the 19th and 20th frets.
www.harmony-central.com /Newp/WNAMM99/Martin/D12-42RM.html   (544 words)

 The Byrds
McGuinn's well-known and pleasant "Chestnut Mare," for example, is ruined by a dull and unconvincing voice-over.
McGuinn gambled here that ex-David Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson could give his career a shot in the arm, letting Ronson produce and play a lot of the guitar and keyboard parts.
Although McGuinn avoids the depths he plunged with the late-era "Byrds," the record is still a bloated, overproduced mess of interest mostly as a bizarre 70s relic.
www.warr.org /byrds.html   (3712 words)

 Epiphone Musical Instruments - News
In November 1995, McGuinn returned to his roots and began recording a series of traditional folk songs, available for free at the http://folkden.com.
ROGER: Well, I was riding my bicycle down the street in Chicago and I was listening to my new Regency TR-1 transistor radio and Elvis Presley came on with "Heart break Hotel".
ROGER: I go back to my days with Bobby Darin, He said the most important thing you can do is to get out in front of people… I went out and played coffee houses, whatever, I played out as much as I could.
www.epiphone.com /news.asp?NewsID=96   (964 words)

Now, some 37 years later, McGuinn is a solo artist on a mission to save the song of the traditional folk genre.
It was as far back as 1981 that McGuinn grew up and tired of being part of a touring band.
The album is described as "a labour of love" by McGuinn and as a "culmination of years of admiration and affection for the wonderful artists who have honoured me by participating." A veritable love-in that shines through every note and twang of this summery collection.
www.geocities.com /finegolduk/mcguinn.htm   (314 words)

 Roger McGuinn, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
As the frontman of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn and his trademark 12-string Rickenbacker guitar pioneered folk-rock and, by extension, country-rock, influencing everyone from contemporaries like the Beatles to acolytes like Tom Petty and R.E.M. in the process.
McGuinn was the only member of the Byrds to play on their landmark debut single "Mr.
Under the direction of McGuinn -- who had changed his first name to Roger after a flirtation with the Subud religion -- the Byrds soldiered on, delving further and further into country and roots music before finally dissolving in February 1973.
www.emusic.com /artist/11564/11564196.html   (580 words)

 Roger McGuinn, 16 August 1997, Chautauqua Auditorum, Boulder, CO
Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO In a recent interview, Roger McGuinn was quoted as saying that he likes to release an album and go on tour every once in a while to remind people that he's still alive.
In Roger's early days, Darin hired him to listen to the radio and write songs that could potentially be "commercial".
McGuinn played a nice acoustic version of "You Showed Me", a song he wrote in 1964 that became a huge hit for the Turtles four years later.
home.att.net /~StevenT/Reviews/19970816.htm   (799 words)

 Amazon.com: Live from Mars: Music: Roger McGuinn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mcguinn is like a one man band when he gets his 12 string cranked up.
Roger's roots are squarely in the folk tradition, and those roots have sustained his music for 4 decades.
In his recent career, Roger has been returning to his fans a lot of the warmth and openness that they provided him during his earlier years, and this CD is reflective of that effort.
www.amazon.com /Live-Mars-Roger-McGuinn/dp/B000000OGK   (706 words)

 FAME Review: Roger McGuinn - Limited Edition
Since 1995, Roger McGuinn, founding member and frontman of the Byrds, has been releasing free original recordings of traditional folk songs for download on his Folk Den project (http://folkden.com).
Five of the 13 tracks are traditional, arranged by McGuinn and his wife and songwriting partner Camilla.
McGuinn is as vibrant and contemporary a musician as he was back in the 60s.
www.acousticmusic.com /fame/p02813.htm   (539 words)

 Roger McGuinn brings his soaring 12-string guitar to Poway North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
McGuinn brings both old and new songs to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday.
McGuinn, who also played the banjo, applied that style of fingerpicking to the 12-string and eventually moved to Los Angeles after developing his style in the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village.
McGuinn said the Byrds were already dabbling in country music before they released the landmark "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album in 1968.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2004/11/10/entertainment/music/11_10_0411_58_15.txt   (951 words)

 Backstage Pass-Roger McGuinn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roger McGuinn has been a huge rock ’n’ roll star.
McGuinn explained how, under pressure from a skeptical David Crosby, they changed Dylan’s 2/4 time to a 4/4 “Beatle beat” and injected the famous Bach-influenced “jingle jangle” intro to the song.
That sound is found today in bands from REM to Wilco, and one can only hope that people will remember Roger McGuinn in the same way that he is honoring his folk music heroes.
www.playbackstl.com /Current/BP/mcquinn.htm   (566 words)

 Roger McGuinn Interview
Roger McGuinn is happy to have brought his music full circle.
These days, Roger McGuinn is again playing and preserving the folk music with which he started, and distributes his new recordings of old folk songs in the MP3 format.
Roger, you've long been known as a fan of technology, often being one of the first in line to utilize new toys.
www.guitarsam.com /interviews/roger-mcguinn2.htm   (2527 words)

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