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This profile was last updated on 3/14/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Singer
  • Singer, Songwriter
    New Christy Minstrels
  • Gravelly Voiced Lead Singer
    New Christy Minstrels
  • Original Member
    New Christy Minstrels
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Barry McGuire lyrics, 14 Mar 2015 [cached]
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Barry McGuire: About Barry McGuire (born on 15 October 1935) is an American singer-songwriter.
He 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'.
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 the Spring of 1962. In 1963, McGuire wrote the Christys' first and greatest hit single: "Green, Green.
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Singer Barry McGuire is 79.
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Going to Ireland will be Paul and Howard Lyon, sons of Mr. And Mrs. Ed Lyon of San Marcos, Barry and David Bynum, sons of Mr. And Mrs. Lowell Bynum of San Marcos, plus David's wife Katy, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Jim Caley also of San Marcos and Randy Hill, the drummer, son of Mr. And Mrs. Alton Hill [of] Buda.
The band - Paul (flute, trombone), Randy (drums), Barry (guitar, keyboards), David (bass guitar, saxophone, rhythm guitar), Howard (trombone, harmonica) - toured the Western states of America with their Jesus show before the 'call' to Northern Ireland.
For the young Americans sitting on the grass - from left David, Katie, randy, Barry, Dawn, Paul, Howard - it was just another of the Lord's 'little miracles.'
"Every seat in the beautiful New Gallery was taken….two thousand peop0le seated patiently awaiting the foot lights to light up announcing the appearance of the singing American evangelists - Liberation Suite and Barry McGuire.
This outstandingly talented group from San Marcos, Texas cemented the audiences attention to the stage…set for a moving testimony in contemporary song and dialogue from former lead singer of the New Christy Minstrels - Barry McGuire. In a sincere and winsome manner the jovial, bearded Twentieth-Century troubadour attractively, lovingly, and prayerfully retold the good News that had revolutionized his life and given him a joy and peace that shone from his eyes.
What's Happening in October? ~ O'Connor Piano, MIDI Keyboard and Organ Studio, 17 April 2006 [cached]
• 1937 ~ Barry McGuire, Singer, songwriter with The New Christy Minstrels
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Barry McGuire with Terry Talbot "Tripping the Sixties" at the Guv
Barry McGuire, the legendary singer whose 1965 song Eve of Destruction toppled the Beatles' hit Help from number one on the Top 10, is back in Adelaide to perform for the first time in more than 20 years.
Barry McGuire's show Tripping the Sixties - a collaboration with Terry Talbot - featured in July's 40th anniversary Monterey Pop Festival.
In this engaging show, Barry shares his songs and a collection of touching personal stories that offer his audience a rare glimpse behind the scenes of this unforgettable decade.
Barry and Terry will perform Green Green, Barry's first hit with the New Christy Minstrels, as well as stories of his first back-up group, The Mamas and The Papas, his lead role in the Broadway musical, Hair, his influential encounters with Crosby Stills & Nash and The Byrds' Roger McGuinn.
Barry first appeared on the world stage in the 60s as the gravelly voiced lead singer of the New Christy Minstrels.His third hit song, Eve of Destruction, which echoed around the world, became the anthem for the times.As well as toppling the Beatles' Help from number one in September 1965, its success eclipsed his previous gold records, Green Green and Greenback Dollar.His personal journey through life is a fascinating one.
Barry was the lead singer in the original production of Hair.
Barry McGuire with Terry Talbot perform in Adelaide at "The Guv", the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Port Road, Hindmarsh on Wednesday, February 13, 2008.
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