Barry McGuire

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where you can find most of the CDs

Updated: mars 24, 2023

Many thanks to Barry for autographing some of the CDs

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 1937, 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, All Music Guide
LPs and CDs

1962 Here And Now (with Barry Kane) Horizon 1608  

1963 The Barry McGuire Album WP1636  

1965 Eve Of Destruction 50003

1965 Star Folk with Barry McGuire Surrey SS1003  

1965 This Precious Time Dunhill 50005  

1966 Star Folk Vol. 2 With Barry McGuire Surrey SS1010

1966 The Barry McGuire Album
(Reissue of Horizon WP1636)
Mira 3000  

1966 Star Folk Vol. 3 (with Barry Kane) Surrey SS1022  

1967 The World's Last Private Citizen Dunhill 50033

1971 Barry McGuire And The Doctor Ode 77004  

1973 Seeds MYR-1006

1974 Lighten Up MYR1020

1975 To The Bride X-6548

1975 Jubilation A-6555  

1976 Jubilation Too A-6568  

1976 C'Mon Along Bird 105  

1976 Firewind Sparrow  

1977 Have You Heard Sparrow  

1978 Cosmic Cowboy SPR1023

1978 The Witness LSX5739

1978 Bullfrogs & Butterflies B10979

1979 Inside Out SPR1030

1980 Polka Dot Bear Sparrow  

1980 Best Of Barry McGuire Sparrow  

1981 Finer Than Gold SPR1052

1981 Exaltation Paragon  

1989 Pilgrim Pilgrim

1990 El Dorado CBS

1991 Let's Tend God's Earth Maranatha  

1993 Adventures On Son Mountain Gospel Light  

1994 Journey To Bible Times Gospel Light  

1996 When Dinosaurus Walked The Earth
with Terry Talbot

1997 Ancient Garden - Talbot McGuire TM1002

1999 Frost and Fire with Terry Talbot TM1003

2000 Talbot McGuire - Live TM1004

2000 Eve Of Destruction INCLD-010

2006 A Seven Year Run A7YR