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Encyclopedia > Barry McGuire
Barry McGuire

Background information
Born October 15, 1935 (1935-10-15) (age 71)
Origin Oklahoma City, OK
Genre(s) Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instrument(s) Guitar, Vocals
Label(s) Horizon, Ember, Dunhill, Ode, Myrrh, Sparrow
Associated
acts
New Christy Minstrels

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Contents

Early life

McGuire was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and moved to California in early childhood. At age 16 he joined the United States Navy, but was discharged ten months later for being 'under age'. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... USN redirects here. ...


After living as a drifter in his late teens and early twenties, McGuire got a job singing in a bar. In 1961, he released his first single called "The Tree", which was not a hit, and formed a duo with Barry Kane. They both joined the New Christy Minstrels in spring 1962. In 1963, McGuire wrote the Christys' first and greatest hit single: "Green, Green." He left the Christys in January, 1965, after recording the album Cowboys and Indians; however, on the 1965 album Chim Chim Cher-ee, he sang only on the title cut. The New Christy Minstrels were a 1960s a popular folk group reknown for a rousing and clean-cut sound. ...


Solo career

As a folk-rock solo singer in the 1960s, he was best known for his hits "Eve of Destruction" and "Sins of the Family", both written by P.F. Sloan, as were his other chart successes, "Child of Our Times" co-written by Steve Barri and "Cloudy Summer Afternoon (Raindrops)" written by Travis Edmonson of 1960's folk-duo "Bud & Travis". Folk rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... There are several uses of the term Eve of Destruction: Eve of Destruction (song) - a protest song written by P.F. Sloan in 1965 Eve of Destruction (game mod) - Battlefield 1942 mod an annual car destruction event at Wisconsin International Raceway Eve of Destruction (film) - a 1991 film starring Gregory... P.F. Sloan is an American pop-rock singer and songwriter, born Philip Schlein in New York City in 1945. ... Steve Barri (born Steven Barry Lipkin in Brooklyn, New York on February 23, 1942) is an American songwriter and record producer. ...

Barry McGuire in 1979.

McGuire's LP, The Eve of Destruction, reached its peak of #37 on the Billboard album chart during the week ending September 25, 1965. That same day the single of that name went to #1 on both charts. McGuire was never again to break into the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.ddfs Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


The album This Precious Time was released in 1966, his second with Dunhill Records. It includes a version of "California Dreamin'" with The Mamas and the Papas singing backing vocals. Dunhill Records was started by Lou Adler, Al Bennett, Pierre Cossette and Bobby Roberts in 1964 as Dunhill Productions, originally for the purpose of releasing Johnny Rivers recordings on Imperial Records. ... California Dreamin is a song by The Mamas & the Papas, first released in 1965. ... The Mamas & the Papas were a leading vocal group of the 1960s, and one of the few American groups to maintain widespread success during the British Invasion, along with The Beach Boys. ...


McGuire appeared in the 1967 movie The President's Analyst with James Coburn and in Werewolves on Wheels in 1971. He also starred for a year in the Broadway musical Hair. The Presidents Analyst is a 1967 comedy film written and directed by Theodore J. Flicker, starring James Coburn. ... James Coburn in Sam Peckinpahs Cross of Iron (1977). ... Hair, subtitled The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, is a rock musical written during the anti-war sentiment and youth-sexual revolution of the 1960s. ...


McGuire became a born-again Christian in 1971. In 1973, he joined the Myrrh label and released the album Seeds. This album is also notable for the backing vocals provided by the family trio that would become known as the 2nd Chapter of Acts. In 1974, McGuire released his second Jesus Music album Lighten Up, which included a remake of "Eve of Destruction". He toured with 2nd Chapter of Acts and "a band called David" and in 1975 this collaborative effort resulted in the live double album To the Bride. Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ... Myrrh Records, founded in 1972 by Billy Ray Hearn as a division of Word Records, was one of the United States most successful Christian record labels. ... 2nd Chapter of Acts was a Jesus Music and an early Contemporary Christian Music group comprised of sisters Annie Herring and Nelly Greisen and brother Matthew Ward. ... Jesus music, also known as gospel beat music in the United Kingdom, is a style of Christian music which originated on the West Coast of the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of the Jesus movement before the Christian music industry had begun to take... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


In 1976, he left Myrrh, joining former Myrrh executive Billy Ray Hearn's new label Sparrow Records. He recorded seven albums on Sparrow, the best known of which is Cosmic Cowboy, released in 1978. That year he also released a top-selling children's album Bullfrogs and Butterflies (part of the Agapeland series) for Sparrow's subsidiary label Birdwing. Sparrow Records is a popular Christian Music record label; a Division of EMI Music. ... Bullfrogs and Butterflies (AKA Bullfrogs and Butterflies: God is My Friend) (1978) is the first album in the Dove Award-winning Christian childrens series called Bullfrogs and Butterflies. ... Agapeland, or Land Called Love, is a fictional place created for a series of childrens Christian musical albums by Candle, Birdwing Kids Korus, Barry McGuire, Tony Salerno and Agape Force in the 1970s and 1980s. ...


Later life

In the 1980s, McGuire left the music industry, and settled for a time in New Zealand with his New Zealander wife, Mari (former secretary of McGuire's Agape Force associate Winkie Pratney). He returned to the United States in the 1990s, teaming up with Terry Talbot and recording as Talbot McGuire. The duo released four albums between 1996 and 2000. Winkie Pratney, youth communicator. ...


As of 2006, he takes engagements which include a few songs and talks on a mixture of topics, by both McGuire and his wife. The McGuires currently reside in Fresno, California. Nickname: Location in the state of California County Fresno Government  - Mayor Alan Autry Area  - City 104. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Trivia

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Partial discography

  • Barry Here and Now (1962)
  • The Barry McGuire Album (1963)
  • Eve of Destruction (1965)
  • This Precious Time (1965)
  • The World's Last Private Citizen (1967)
  • McGuire and the Doctor (1971)
  • Seeds (1973)
  • Lighten Up (1974)
  • Narnia (1974)
  • Jubliation (1975)
  • To the Bride (1975)
  • C'mon Along (1976)
  • Jubliation Two (1976)
  • Have You Heard (1977)
  • Cosmic Cowboy (1979)
  • Finer Than Gold (1981)
  • Pilgrim (1989)
  • Let's Tend God's Earth (1991)
  • Eve Of Destruction (A Gospel Collection) (2000)

External links

  • www.barrymcguire.com

  Results from FactBites:
 
Barry McGuire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (546 words)
Barry McGuire (born on 15 October 1935) is an American singer-songwriter.
McGuire's LP, The Eve of Destruction reached its peak of #37 on the Billboard album chart during the week ending 1965 September 25.
McGuire appeared in the 1967 movie The President's Analyst with James Coburn and in Werewolves on Wheels in 1971.
Barry McGuire at AllExperts (581 words)
In 1963, McGuire wrote the Christys' first and greatest hit single: "Green, Green." He left the Christys in January, 1965, after recording the album "Cowboys and Indians".
McGuire's LP, The Eve of Destruction reached its peak of #37 on the Billboard album chart during the week ending 1965September 25.
McGuire was never again to break into the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.
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