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Roger McGuinn: Roger And Out

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 4 May 1974

"JEEZ, I HOPE the sound guy is straight tonight." said Al. "The guy who did it last night didn't have a clue. Might wind up ...

Roger McGuinn: Byrds Man Waits His Turn Turn Turn

Interview by Debbie Kruger, The Courier Mail, 9 April 1998

HEROES AREN'T ALWAYS hard to find. Roger McGuinn, founding member of seminal '60s group The Byrds, seems to make a career these days of being ...

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Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark (1977)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 30 April 1977

The three former Byrds discuss the prospect of being onstage together after some years apart; the possibility of a new Byrds album, and their own new bands and albums: Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd, Chris Hillman's Slippin' Away, and Gene Clark's Two Sides to Every Story.

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Roger McGuinn: Bottom Line, New York City

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, 26 March 1977

A FLURRY of movement on a darkened stage then a sudden hit of déjà vu – that voice and the song and the long jangling ...

Born Again: Roger McGuinn

Interview by Al Aronowitz, The Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz, 1981

Roger McGuinn is explaining that he's found religion. He's now a Christian. Jesus is the only one in sight that he can believe in. He's ...

Roger McGuinn: Spacemen in my garden

Interview by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, 23 February 1974

ROGER McGUINN has been around a long time. Way before the Byrds, he was with the Chad Mitchell trio – superstars of the Peter, Paul ...

Steven Stills, Roger McGuinn & Band Albums

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 28 August 1975

Roger McGuinn: Roger McGuinn & Band (Columbia)Stephen Stills: Stills (Columbia) ...

Roger McGuinn: Cardiff Rose

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 19 June 1976

ABOUT EIGHT OR nine months ago I was preposterously drunk in the Bottom Line club in New York watching the Roger McGuinn Band. ...

Roger McGuinn: Bottom Line, New York City

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 25 September 1976

NEW YORK: Roger McGuinn is an institution in American rock music and, like all institutions, he seems to crop up at least once a year ...

Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, Joni Mitchell: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 20 December 1975

Dylan's damp squib ...

Roger McGuinn, Roy Harper, Julie Felix, Toots & the Maytals et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 7 September 1974

Peace and paranoia: The Metropolitan Police Force's Gala Weekend Outing at Hyde Park ...

Roger McGuinn: A Man's Gotta Do...What A Man's Gotta Do

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 7 September 1974

NIK COHN seemed to have it pretty well summed up in his Byrds caption for Rock Dreams: "The Byrds weren't so much a band as ...

Roger McGuinn: The Post-Flight Is Finally Solo

Report and Interview by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 5 December 1974

LOS ANGELES – A solitary figure in the Troubadour spotlight, Roger McGuinn swayed gently as he sang: "Hey Mr. D. do you want me to ...

Gloria Estefan: Into the Light (Epic 4677821); Roger McGuinn: Back From Rio (Arista 261 348)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 8 February 1991

Breezy blend with a Cuban flavour ...

Happy Birthday This Month from Gary Pig Gold to Both Roger And Jim McGuinn

Comment by Gary Pig Gold, Segarini, July 2022

IT'S BECOMING increasingly obvious, with every passing year and with every passing trend, that the Byrds were just about the greatest rock'n'roll band America ever ...

The Byrds' Sweetheart Of The Rodeo at 50

Retrospective and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, June 2018

MARKING THE 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman have been performing the album in its ...

R.E.M. and Friends: Capitol Theater, Passaic, N.J.

Live Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard, 30 June 1984

IT WAS A folk-rocker's fantasy: R.E.M. was videotaping a concert for MTV broadcast in July, for a new series called Influences. And so the IRS Records ...

Roger McGuinn: Twelve-string Driven Thing

Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, September 2002

THE OPENING JINGLE-JANGLE 12-string Rickenbacker guitar line on The Byrds' 1965 classic, 'Mr Tambourine Man', ushered in a new era in popular music – the ...

Jacques Levy, 1935-2004

Obituary by Ken Hunt, The Guardian, 26 November 2004

IN 1969, JACQUES Levy, who has died of cancer aged 69, became director of the erotic revue Oh! Calcutta!, off-Broadway. It was that show which ...

Bob Dylan and Friends on the Bus: Like a Rolling Thunder

Report by Larry Sloman, Rolling Stone, 4 December 1975

NEW YORK — It was four o'clock on a brandy-soaked October Thursday morning in Greenwich Village as about 20 friends and assorted hangers-on gathered in ...

Bob Dylan/Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers /Roger McGuinn: Modena Autodrome, Turin

Live Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 26 September 1987

ROCK HACKS aren't allowed near Bob. He's got no time for the press. In fact, someone who once met his grannie's dog-minder tells me Bob ...

Roger McGuinn and Country Rock: Older Than Yesterday

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Gray, Let It Rock, January 1975

IT'S FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST, in Birmingham England, and it's afternoon. Roger McGuinn is listening to a track off his second solo album, Peace On You. ...

Roger McGuinn: Urban Spaceman Metamorphoses Into Plumber

Report and Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 30 August 1975

ROGER McGUINN’S return to the Los Angeles Troubadour could be described as something of a minor triumph. With Steve Love, Richard Bowden, Greg Attaway and ...

Roger McGuinn - Roger McGuinn and Band

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 30 August 1975

IT'S BEEN A fair old while since anyone pointed the finger at Roger McGuinn and accused him of pumping out high energy rock and roll. ...

Roger McGuinn: Roger McGuinn

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 18 August 1973

NOW THIS is a little more like it. Of course, it would be ludicrous to expect a sudden reconciliation with the original classic Byrds feel ...

Linda Ronstadt, Roger McGuinn: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 February 1975

Linda returns as a superstar ...

Roger McGuinn Interview

Interview by Stephen K. Peeples, unpublished, 2 April 1999

AUTHOR'S NOTE, Oct. 11, 2014: The following is an expanded version of my Roger McGuinn interview, a shorter version of which was first published at ...

Roger McGuinn: A Byrd Returns To The Nest

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Happening, April 1991

WHEN IT comes to the legends of rock & roll, there aren't too many singer-songwriters who have had the impact on contemporary rock as Roger ...

Roger McGuinn: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, August 1997

A BLACK EXECUTIVE chair sits in the middle of an empty stage in a in a puddle of swirling, blobby, cod-psychedelic lights. It’s as if ...

Roger McGuinn: Born To Rock And Roll

Review by Tom Cox, Uncut, January 1998

The former Byrd's mid-Seventies solo years ...

Roger McGuinn: The Jingle Jangle Man

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, April 1991

Nothing defined the sound of The Byrds so much as the 12-string Rickenbacker guitar of their leader Jim McGuinn. As the years went by his ...

see also Byrds, The

see also McGuinn, Clark & Hillman


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