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


Local Address: California, United States

Employment History

  • Gravelly Voiced Lead Singer
    New Christy Minstrels
  • Original Member
    New Christy Minstrels
  • Singer, Songwriter
    New Christy Minstrels


  • Doctorate
  • honorary doctorate
    Northwest University
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Web References
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.
Singer Barry McGuire is 79.
Keystone magazine, 12 Nov 2014 [cached]
Barry McGuire receives a Doctorate
Known for Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire can now be officially called Dr. Barry McGuire. see more
FAR-West: May 2012, 1 May 2012 [cached]
Folk singer Barry McGuire and Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz have been selected by the Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) board to receive the Best of the West award for 2012.
McGuire, who will receive the Performer award, is best known for his 1965 recording of "Eve of Destruction" and for being an original member of  The New Christy Minstrels. Barry was cast as the male lead in the original Broadway production of  "Hair. Once again his voice was heard proclaiming the ideals of a radical generation. Dick Clark says, "When world events collide with 'Rock & Roll,' you get Barry McGuire."
Over the last 57 years Barry has averaged around a 100 shows a year sharing the stage with everyone from Sammy Davis Jr, Andy Williams, Al Hirt, Jonathon Winters, Andy Griffith, PeteFountain to Roger McGuinn, John and Michelle Phillips, Cass Elliott, Denny Doherty, BobGibson, The Rolling Stones, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Kenny Rogers….the list goes on and on.
During these years Barry recorded more than 40 albums.
Barry's current show is titled "Trippin' The Sixties. He says, "this is not a 'cover' show. It starts where Barry started; writing and recording his ?rst Gold record "Green Green" with The New Christy Minstrels. Then come all the stories about the people and songs of the '60s, people he hung out with, people he recorded, partied and performed with.
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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