Barry McGuire

60’s Pop

Years active 1960’s-1980’s

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Barry McGuire 1965-66

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Born October 15, 1935 (age 82 [2018])


Barry McGuire (born October 15, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter. He is known for the hit song "Eve of Destruction", and later as a pioneering singer and songwriter of contemporary Christian music.

Early life

This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (April 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) McGuire was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and moved to Californiain early childhood, when he was two years old. After working as a commercial fisherman, and then going on to become a journeyman pipe fitter, McGuire got a job singing in a bar. In 1961, he released his first single called "The Tree", which was not a hit. He formed a duo with Barry Kane (d. 2013) called Barry & Barry. The new duo folk act performed their own brand of original folk arrangements—noticeably impressive melodies laced with rich harmonies—at The Ice House, a small folk club in Pasadena, California before moving on to The Troubadour in Hollywood in the spring of 1962. At The Troubadour they both joined The New Christy Minstrels, a large folk group performing there, and McGuire sang lead vocals on their novelty single "Three Wheels on My Wagon Read full text here >>> Barry McGuire

This release, Original release  RCA VICTOR 45-9646 (D) [1965]

Eve of destruction   b/w   What exactly's the matter with me

Eve of destruction - 1965

What exactly's the matter with me - 1965

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