James Joseph McGuinn was born July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He first toured with the Limeliters and in 1960 with the Chad Mitchell Trio, he joined Bobby Darin's group when Bobby swithced from pop to folk. He also played for Hoyt Axton, Judy Collins and Simon and Garfunkel, In the Los Angeles area McGuinn, David Crosby and Gene Clark formed a group called the Jet Set, and then the Beefeaters (because it sounded British). The group then recruited bassist Chris Hillman and drummer Michael Clarke, and changed their name to the Byrds. As the frontman of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn and his chiming 12-string Rickenbacker guitar greatly influenced folk-rock and country-rock music.
1. Long Long Time
2. Little Mama
3. Don't You Write Her Off
4. Surrender To Me
5. Backstage Pass
6. Stopping Traffic
7. Feelin' Higher
8. Sad Boy
9. Release Me Girl
10. Bye, Bye, Baby
1. Who Taught The Night
2. One More Chance
3. Won't Let You Down
4. Street Talk
6. Skate Date
7. Givin' Herself Away
8. Deeper In
9. Painted Fire
10. Let Me Down Easy
1. Mean Streets
3. Soul Shoes
4. Between You And Me
6. Love Me Tonight
7. King For A Night
8. A Secret Side Of You
9. Ain't No Money
10. Turn Your Radio On
"Born To Rock And Roll" 1991
1. I'm So Restless
2. My New Woman
4. The Water Is Wide
5. Same Old Sound
6. Bag Full Of Money
7. Gate Of Horn
8. Peace On You
9. Lover Of The Bayou
12. Take Me Away
13. Jolly Roger
16. Dixie Highway
17. American Girl
18. Up To Me
19. Russian Hill
20. Born To Rock And Roll
"Back From Rio" 1991
1. Someone To Love
2. Car Phone
3. You Bowed Down
4. Suddenly Blue
5. The Trees Are All Gone
6. King Of The Hill
7. Without Your Love
8. The Time Has Come
9. Your Love Is A Gold Mine
10. Back From Rio Interlude
11. If We Never Meet Again
1. Wagoner's Lad
2. Dink's Song
3. Bonnie Ship The Diamond
4. Cane Blues
6. Fair Nottamun Town
7. John The Revelator
8. Alabama Bound
9. Finnegan's Wake
10. In The Evenin'
11. Willie Moore
12. The Brazos River
13. Sail Away Lady
14. John Riley
15. Trouble In Mind
16. Whiskey In The Jar
17. The Virgin Mary
18. Pete's Song
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Although a huge fan of the music of Roger McGuinn, I unfortunately have never been able to see him in concert. The closest I ever came was back in the late seventies when MCH released the first album. They were touring with America. I called ticketmaster WAY early, and managed to get FRONT ROW SEATS! (They were scheduled to open for America playing at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island). Only in my late teens and a huge fan of the Byrds, I had just recently discovered "Chestnut Mare" and was blown away. I couldn't wait to hear the new MCH sound (I loved the new album, slick-sounding as it was) and hoped to hear Chestnut Mare. Boy, was I ever totally bummed out when the show was cancelled. I never found out why. They never toured again (that I ever heard about). I was crushed. Still hoping I will oneday get my chance...
Simi Valley, CA USA - Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 14:56:33 (EST) i think it was may, of 1965, that i first heard the intro of "mr tambourine man" it sounded so good, so refreshing! i have seen roger live. in 1995 at the musicians, nah, make it MAGICAL exchange in ft. lauderdale, and on the wildflowers tour, in sunrise, fl. with judy collins, (what a wonderful voice and prescence) janis ian, (17), and the incredible, how can i forget his name now? roger opened his set with electric rickenbacker on "james alley blues" a fine song, indeed! was one of the finest concerts we ever attended! and, we have been to many! just wishing to pass this along, best wishes for you and
margate, fl usa! - Friday, December 29, 2006 at 20:53:59 (EST)I'm very fan of Roger since the early 1966. I play the guitar, I have one
Rickenbacker Limited Edition 370/12RM. I want to talk with Byrds fan but if
is possible in Italian or Spanish language.
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Giampi - Milano- Italy
MILANO, ITALY EUROPE - Friday, December 22, 2006 at 16:34:10 (EST)Hello everybody,
I am looking for some new friends to talk to. I would like to talk with Byrds fans. Anyone with a Myspace profile who wants a penpal feel free to check out my new profile I created just recently. The web address is: http://www.myspace.com/79780000 Enjoy!
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 20:16:55 (EDT)I have been a huge Byrds and McGuinn fan since the early 70's. They definitely kickstarted my love of music to be sure. I never have seen the Byrds live but saw Roger in concert in 1987. It was a great show and it was awesome to finally get to see him in person.
If you get the urge to return to Ottawa or environs, there are certainly lots of northern fans of your music. Keep on Rockin'
Ottawa, Canada - Friday, August 04, 2006 at 14:30:50 (EDT)I lived in London during the late 1980s and I went to see Roger in The Town and Country venue in Camden Town. I brought my girlfriend who had never heard of The Byrds or Roger Mc.Guinn. It was a stand up concert and my girlfriend fainted, so I never got a chance to hear Roger properly. I'm living in Ireland now and would love to hear Roger live. Maybe he'll come to Ireland some time soon? Is the CD Back from Rio still available to buy?
Dublin, Ireland - Sunday, June 18, 2006 at 18:07:45 (EDT)Hello--I am a big fan since 1966, and wrote this for the NRBQ chat group. We like to share peak music moments, and I had to let them know what a fine time it was in Vero Beach! It was great chatting with you Camilla--I am the guy who came by the table with the bag of Byrds LPs. Connie and I both love the Folk Den and Limited Edition CDs--wonderful fine work! Good luck in all your future travels. In music, Mike K
Me, I'm back from a terrific evening with Roger McGuinn, June 9, 2006. It was billed as a solo show at a Unitarian Church in Vero Beach, FL, so I was expecting a quiet, low-key affair. But Roger was far from solo--he came packing his 7 and 12 string acoustics, as well as his chiming Rickenbacker and 45+ years of personal music. With his lovely wife selling signed CDs in the lobby, it all added up to a mighty satisfying night. He is 63, healthy, chatty, friendly, and picking his way well thru 45 years of his career, and 100+ years of Folk Music. He played fresh, fine versions of the classics--"My Back Pages," "Turn!," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Chestnut Mare," "Chimes of Freedom," "Rock & Roll Star," "Bells of Rhymney" (he explained how a woman in Wales recently emailed him to say they'd all sung it wrong for 35 years; the town is pronounced Rum-ney, not Rim-ney) and an extraordinary "Eight Miles High" that did show lots of the "Segovia-Shankar-Coltrane" starting points. That got Rog a standing O from the middle-agers. In a church yet! But it wasn't just the Classics, no. Lots of fine side songs on the way: "You Showed Me" ("the first song I wrote with Gene Clark"), "Pretty Boy Floyd," and two inspired by the Rolling Thunder Revue, his own "You Shoulda Been There," and Joni Mitchell's great "Dreamland." Also came the Tom Petty-sound alike "American Girl," "Feel a Whole Lot Better," "All I Really Want to Do," several folk songs from his great Folk Den Project 4 CD set, and a few from his new Limited Edition CD.
Too often these solo shots or 'reunion' shows are simply nostalgia, burnt out, showbizzysuperficial, or an unsettling mishmash of all three to where it's often best not to go, and let the records stand from 30, 40 years ago. But this was none of that--it was a renewal, alive and fresh as the century old folk tales he sings. Roger was there for the music. You could see he loves picking out the tricky chords in "Pretty Boy Floyd," showing how he picked up on the folk mix in early Beatle songs to apply them to traditional Folk songs in 1963, and how that went nowhere, but how adding some Bach-like intro chords helped make "Mr Tamourine Man" (their one shot--their contract with Columbia was for one single only) a hit, and sent the Byrds flying for a dozen fine albums that sound better every year, and a mighty fine solo career as well. The singing, the playing, the arranging, the song selection, the brave shifts from FolkRock to SpaceRock to CountryRock to LAOverallRock, the overall sensibility and purpose--Roger is up there with the greats. As I watched him surge thru the ever-amazing progressions in "Eight Miles High," (Can you believe this was a Top 40 radio hit?--but it was--it was huge! Ever been a more challenging and mind-boggling hit song? "Walrus," maybe?), it hit me how much music this man has studied, played, and affected, how much tremendous music he has made in 40+ years. I am a Byrds fan deluxe, and it still hit me big. Yow!
He and wife Camilla (married 28 years!) drive their RV around the country to do these shows, going simply, musically, thru the shows. It's a beautiful thing. Camilla smiled nicely in the lobby and sold us signed copies of the Folk Den set (100 of his favorite folk songs recorded over the past ten years, "to keep the songs alive, keep them going") and his new Limited Edition CD. "Roger loves doing this," she said. "His hero was Segovia--he wants to go out like he did, at age 94 with a show booked for Carnegie Hall." It's fantastic to see this music thing can sometimes work out to be something real, something for a lifetime.
NP: Roger McGuinn, The Folk Den Project, 1995-2005
Palm City, FL USA - Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 07:52:47 (EDT) I have seen the Cardiff Rose album on CD for sale. I think it is an import.
They have it or can get it at Waterloo Records in Austin, Tx.
AUSTIN, Texas USA - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:41:14 (EDT)I have seen Roger many , many times and am a professional photographer. I have great photos of Roger
solo and with other Byrds throughout the years For Sale.
If interested contact me @ email@example.com Van
Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:35:56 (EDT)anyone know anything about a cd titled OUT OF THE NEST 1975?
- Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 21:47:52 (EDT)Hello everybody,
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I didn't know this, but they have a book out called: "Straight Whiskey". It is about the Rock and Roll club, Sunset Strip. I think that is the club, unsure? Well it is about all the rock stars that played there. There is a quote from Roger Mcguinn about the book on the cover of the book. It sounds like an interesting book for anyone who wants to read it. Anybody who wants to be penpals I would love to talk with you all about any Byrd stuff or anything else you want to talk about. Please I don't want prisoners, marriage proposals, or any religious emails. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 21:50:05 (EDT)Is it possible to buy the Cardiff Rose albumn?
Waynesboro , VA USA - Monday, April 10, 2006 at 16:12:39 (EDT)I must confess that I only have a compilation called 'Super Hits' so far of Roger McGuinn in The Byrds. The band's influence is practically unparalleled- many an indie band seems to owe their jingle jangle or country sound as much to The Byrds or more than The Beatles or The Beach Boys and The Byrds sound the more modern band too. Their sound just chimes with warmth and effortless cool and they invented so many genres- country rock, psychedelic rock, space age rock probably?. Dylan may have admitted that they covered Mr Tambourine Man better than he sang it but I can't imagine anyone covering a Byrds song as good as the original- they're just so fresh. I could talk about many songs on the album- Eight Miles High is superb. 'So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star' is the song I play the most- I have no hesitation in saying that it is my favourite song full stop of any band. It's funny, it's exciting, it's poignant, it mixes jazz, pop and girls! I can't do this song enough justice in words- it's so clever and energetic that no other band- past, present or future- could hope to match its mix of innocence and coolness. It's a new level of genius. It's also unforgivably unknown or unplayed by radio or TV as are all Byrds songs in England apart from Mr Tambourine Man.
Roger Mcguinn and The Byrds trailed a blaze that burns bright.
Stockton-on-Tees, England - Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 16:50:08 (EST)Welcome to the weekend! I was looking at the "Turn, Turn, Turn" book today further, and noticed that Pete Seeger gives some comments on the book on the back page of the book. He also mentions how his song got into the hands of the Byrds if anybody is interested. The drawings are very nice in this well designed book for children. The illustrator again is Wendy Anderson Halperin.
Phoenix, AZ USA - Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 17:54:35 (EST)Hello,
I forgot to give my email address if any Byrdfan wants to write to me it's: email@example.com
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, February 10, 2006 at 12:17:55 (EST)Hello again fellow Byrdfans,
Just wanted to let everyone know if they are interested there is a children's book about the song, "Turn, Turn, Turn". It is a book with the lyrics for your children to read. I discovered it today while shelving books at work. It is by the author, Wendy Anderson Halperin. Cool the person has the same name as I do!!
It also includes a musical CD with the "Turn, Turn, Turn", song with the Byrds singing, and the same CD also has Pete Seeger's version of,"Turn, Turn, Turn". I plan on checking it out from the library. I have never heard of Pete Seeger's version before. It should be interesting to hear! I also discovered in the same area another book for children based on Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender song.
There is also a musical CD in that book as well with lyrics for your children can sing along to that song. That book is illustrated by Tom Browning. Adults like myself can also have fun with these books. Enjoy them everybody!! Also anybody who is a Byrd fan, and wants to be penpals I am free to talk too. I am willing to talk about lots of issues. I have lots of interests which include: swimming, bowling, reading, keyboards/flute, penpals, traveling, shopping, and classic rock. Have a good day everyone!!
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, February 10, 2006 at 12:12:10 (EST)My wife and I have been fans for years but hadnt seen you live since 1991 in West LA. Imagine our surprise when we heard you would be appearing in our old High street theater in Moorpark. Your voice was as sound and clear as it has ever been and a recording of your 12 string playing should be in the Smithsonian as a national treasure . If we never meet again is one of my favorite latter McGuinn songs , and you played it as an encore...superb!!
My favorite Mcguinn stage performance was when you opened for Crowded House in 89 and then joined Neil and Tim Finn on stage to sing Mr Tambourine Man and Eight Miles High. Both of those songs are on a European Release called Crowded House "lIVE IN THE BYRDHOUSE".. Please return to ventura county soon
Thanks for your music
Moorpark, CA USA - Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 17:48:11 (EST)Hello, just want to tell you how much I like your music. I own several Byrds CD's which include: Mr Tambourine Man, Turn, Turn, Turn, Essential Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. I also own your solo album, Limited Edition. I like everything you do, and keep up the good work. I saw your tour in Denver, Colorado in September 2005, and you did a good job with your guitar playing and the acoustics and sound quality were very good. I also hear a few samples of music from the new Folk Den Project, and everything sounds very good! Haven't had a chance to purchase your new Folk Den music yet, but I would like to eventually. And to think I really appreciate the simplicity of folk music, and I am only 29. Keep up the good work!!
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 14:57:19 (EST)i had the extreme pleasure of seeing roger solo, live with martin acoustic 12-string, and meeting him after the show, at musician's exchange, hollywood, florida. i play guitar and harp. he has been my main influence since 1964.i also saw roger on the "wildflowers" tour with his friends joni mitchell, janet ian and richie havens. i have attended concerts at fillmores and was at long beach arena in 1973 when led zepplin recorded their dvd. wildflowers concert at sunrise musical theature in hollywood, florida is in top 2-ever- to watch and hear roger play 8 miles high, chestnut mare, may the road, born to rock and roll,just a season, only to name a few, is a lifetime experience!!
santa maria, ca usa - Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 05:21:50 (EST)Just wanted to thank the web master for running this fine site and everyone for their kind comments. I still enjoy performing and making CDs. My two latest releases are in the links below. You can find lyrics for all the Folk Den songs in the Folk Den at http://mcguinn.com and for "Limited Edition" at the second link below.
Orlando, Florida USA - Friday, January 13, 2006 at 05:50:10 (EST)I only saw Roger once (Byrds, 1970 Kralingse Bos)but I already loved The Byrds from Mr.Tambourine Man. In 1999 I bought my Rickenbacker 360/12 and the other day the line 6 POD. Sounds great, especially in my own compositions (in Frisian language!)I already organised That "Turn!Turn!Turn!" (live=version Live from Mars)will be played on my funeral. I hope many years from now.
Roger,thanks for giving so much joy and satisfaction in just playing music.
yours sincerely, Henk
Harlingen, Fryslân The Netherlands - Sunday, January 08, 2006 at 12:20:01 (EST)My wife and I met Roger under a bridge in 1995. (This was after a gig on a stage that had been set up under that bridge at the Chattanooga Riverbend Festival). Roger had just gotten finished doing a solo retrospective of his music - just him and his guitar, and then he mingled a bit with the crowd. I knew who he was but had never gotten into his music before, and so when we talked some of the questions we asked him propably sounded a little stupid. Nevertheless, Roger was very patient with us and answered our questions like only a true teacher would. I realized this man is not a typical "celebrity type" by any stretch (read primadonna) but actually came across not only as kind and caring but also as "real" if you know what I mean. After that encounter I did start listening to his music and realized what I had been missing for so long. I am now a huge fan of his work and proud to have met him. Keep on going, man!
Springfield, VA USA - Friday, January 06, 2006 at 16:25:45 (EST)I first saw McGuinn and the four original Byrds (Gene Clark had recently left) in June 1966 at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT. Loved them so much that we just had to see them again a month later at Powder Hill Ski Area in Middlefield, CT, where the opening act was an unknown group called The Youngbloods. Next saw McGuinn and "Untitled" era Byrds in 1970 at University of Connecticut. Clarence White was truly amazing! Opening for them was McKendrie Spring. Saw McGuinn open for Waylon Jennings in 1974 at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. Then saw McGuinn and Gene Clark at Shaboo Inn in Windham, Ct, probably 1977 or 78. Saw McGuinn, Clark and Hillman (minus Clark) at Agora Ballroom in West Hartford, CT in 1979. Didn't catch McGuinn again until 2002 tour with Judy Collins, Richie Havens and Leon Redbone at Oakdale.
Saw him again most recently in July at Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT, opening for Donovan. Always a quality performer, Roger McGuinn continues to share his music and stories to create an intimate atmosphere no matter how large the audience. Thanks for many years of musical pleasure and inspiration from someone who has been following you since you were known as Jim!
John L. Swingen Jr.
Wethersfield, CT USA - Friday, October 21, 2005 at 23:11:53 (EDT)Dear Camilla, Hope you and Roger are well!Just heard about the late November
concert. It's a sell out. Can you help me???? The OTSFM is a sell out. We met
last October when Roger fronted for the Rock Bottom Remainders at the House
of Blues. I will attempt other avenues for tiks, but if you can help Muddy & I
I would be deeply grateful. Lemme know. (773-929-1432).
Say Hello for me to Roger,
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 20:12:05 (EDT)I saw Roger with, and without, The Byrds many times up here in Central NY. I remember the first time I caught him as a solo act...it knocked me out. It was at Long Branch Park in Liverpool NY. I purchased the shows T-shirt and I still treasure it. He opened for Dave Mason and Marshall Cremshaw. Roger was fantastic. He's been my idol since the beginning. I even purchased a 12 string Rick back in the early 60's and 3/4 of our set list was The Byrds.
Later, when Clarence White joined, I was on the road near Toledo Ohio and purchased an old Tele which I immediately sent to Gene Parsons to install a B-bender. I read that Clarance was killed after a gig by a drunk driver. I was devastated.
I hope to see Roger up here in the Syracuse area sometime soon. I remember he played up here and he had a 12 string with the lights inside...wild man.
I'll always be one of your biggest fans.
Auburn, NY USA - Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 22:38:02 (EDT)In 1996 I attended "Soundblast 66" at Yankee Stadium. The lineup was unbelievable - the Beach Boys, Ray Charles, "Little" Stevie Wonder, the Cowsills AND THE BYRDS!
Of all the groups, the Byrds blew me away. I was just 14, but I was converted and have been a huge fan ever since. I was blessed to have seen Roger 40 years ago and to have seen him tonight. His guitarmanship is outstanding, he is charming and you feel like you're sitting in his living room.
New York, Ny USA - Saturday, October 01, 2005 at 23:12:34 (EDT)When, as a eleven years old boy, I feel that magic sound covering the Dylan's song "Mr. tambourine man" I say to myself and to my friends: I foun my favority band at last. Now forty years later I still think the same. The feelings and inspirations lived listining The Byrds's guitars and harmony vocal never was find again with sach passion.
Israel Fernandes de Morais
Ipameri, Goias Brasil - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 18:59:07 (EDT)Was just cruising and stopped at your web site.
Saw your interview w/ Scott Ross, Roger and Camilla, Thanks for the "vision" of keeping the music on a grass roots level and sharing it. If possible I'd like to know what are the websites for the folk music?
Keep the faith & Lord Bless!
Rochester, N.Y - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 09:33:02 (EDT)The reason why Mr. McGuinn blocks certain emails could be, that the CIA or the NSA or other organisations of that kind is reading them!!!
Blackhole, Mars - Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 06:28:21 (EDT)Am I a fan of Roger McGuinn? Are you kidding? I have been watching his carrere for almost four decades now, since I first heard "Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, in the Jingle-Jangle morning I´ll come following you". Well, I did follow many, many steps that he has taken, because his work, especially that with the Byrds, keeps speaking with authority to me. It made me pick up a guitar, learn how to sing and play, get involved with Folk- and Bluegrass-music, get interested in singer/songwriters, buy a lot of records, instruments, equipment and many things more. I´d call it almost kind of an obedience to a good spirit, like that of an old soldier. My favourite songs are "5th Dimension", "Get To You", "Chestnut Mare", "Just A Season", "City" and way too many others to mention here. I also enjoy his latest album "Limited Edition" very much, as I am very impressed with his way to enhance the sound of his records on the computer. "Being a fan" is not enough by far to describe the influence, that his music has got on me. He is a "leader" in the best sense of that word, just like Bob Dylan, for he shows us, in which direction music and musicians should go and which values will have to be focused on. It is that very trust in his remarkable capabilities, which makes me be particularly critical to certain weaknesses of some of his recorded work, because I strongly believe, that he has got a lot of unfulfilled potential!
Berlin, Germany - Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at 20.33 (CET)
BERLIN, GERMANY - Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at 14:33:11 (EDT)Roger, when you feel up to talking about my experience/incident in purchasing the Janglebox, please feel free to email me at either: HighFlyingByrd@msn.com
or: ByrdOnAWire@msn.com All I was trying to do was to get your support with the trouble I was having with it when I first got it and to re-establish our rapport. When I asked for your support or suggestions, you became non-existant.
Sorry if I offended you in any way. Geez, I didn't realize you could be so sensitive. Again, my apologies here. Hope you get over it soon. Thanks for all your help. Johnny
Muskegon, MI USA - Monday, August 01, 2005 at 11:36:47 (EDT)I corresponded with Roger via email for quite sometime. He now blocks my email address because I asked him for some support when I had trouble with a stomp box he recommended to me called the Janglebox. I still have a high regard and respect for the man and his music. Hope he get over it why he decided to block my email address. ????? Geez, Sorry Roger. Johnny
Muskegon, MI USA - Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 14:03:48 (EDT)I love acoustic stuff and I wonder which album/s would suit my taste. I love Roger's music but I know very little of his solo work. Could anybody help me?
Thank a lot.
milano, italy eu - Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 08:31:14 (EDT)I just saw Roger in concert in Torrington ct on 7/3 I aslo took my 15 year old son. I can honestly say there are 3 generations of mcguinn fans in my family. My mom loves the folk Den myself Byrd's and asll his solo stuff. And now my 15 yearold. Quite a tribute to the King of folk Rock
Danbury, ct - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 16:56:48 (EDT)I love rogers voice on studio and live work. I would love to work with him.
His country singing is so city slick but I love that.
Mark Eric (Golders Green)
El Paso, TX USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 17:20:07 (EDT)I have been a fan of Roger(Jim) McGuinn for so long, I can't even recall *how* long, from the Byrds to the present day. When he was touring with McGuinn, Clark, Hillman I was lucky enough to be there every night they played at the Roxy in Los Angeles. I've worn out multiple copies of all of his solo albums on vinyl and was lucky enough to acquire a Cardiff Rose CD... if the rest of his work is available on CD, I'll think I died and went to heaven. Anyone know if it is and where it can be purchased?
Palmdale, California United States - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 21:31:29 (EDT)I've seen Roger McGuinn in concert three times. The first time was in Cincinnati with the York-White-Parsons version of the Byrds, around 1969. By then, they were a very tight group, with fine versions of both old and new songs. There was a superb rendition of It Won't Be Wrong, plus a surprising Get Out of My Life Woman. It was a no-frills stage, but the music and professionalism of the group made the concert a memorable one. In the mid-70's, same place, I saw McGuinn with his Band, just before the release of the album. While the album may have been uneven, the show itself was very good. The band played well, and McGuinn was in good form. They played a mixture of Byrds songs and a few from the solo albums, and of course Born to Rock and Roll!
The last time I saw him was in San Diego, around 1978, along with Chris Hillman and Gene Clark--again, before the release of the album. What a concert! With just the three musicians, two guitars (the Rick and an accoustic) and a mandolin. Each sang a set of their own songs, then they joined for a mixture of Byrds and other songs. Part way into Chestnut Mare, they stopped to tune up their guitars (because we care, said Gene) then started again. It was an amazing performance, with just the 3 instruments mentioned and Clark and Hillman singing harmonies, and McGuinn in great form. As good as the original. What impressed me in all three concerts was the low-key, professional atmosphere and the emphasis on making fine music and even taking risks. I doubt that Roger will ever come to Lima, Peru (although what's left of the Beach Boys are coming next week), but if he does my wife and I will be sure to be there.
Lima, Peru - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 20:47:41 (EDT)I've been trying to identify a McGuinn recording that I used to hear during the 90's and only managed to record the last verse the very last time I ever heard it. I thought someone might recognize it and end the mystery. The lyrics of that verse are:
"Looking down at the bloody street-"
"Through the tears on the window pane-"
"The dream's bitter but the fruit is sweet-"
"In the night I call your name-"
"Then I feel like a castaway-"
"I turn around and I hear you say-"
(chorus)"I've always got you" ...
So far I have found no song called "I've Always Got You" anywhere.
Halifax, Vt. - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 17:14:05 (EDT)I want to order a R.M. Limited Edition shirt but I have to send a money order...
anybody know how???
Patrick J. Kelly
Lawrenceburg, IN USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 14:26:18 (EDT)I started playing guitar because of Roger(Jim) McGuinn. I heard and was enchanted by the Beatles (as was everybody at the time) until I heard the opening strains of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and I have been hooked ever since.
Never saw the Byrds in concert (the original band or the "later" band. My loss.
Patrick J. Kelly
Lawrenceburg, Indiana USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 14:11:54 (EDT)People you can buy a 4 box cd set of the 60's rock experience for $150. All
are re-mastered. PBS FUNDRAISER. CHICAGO PHONE NUMBER: 773-588-1111.
Roger is doing a superb gig as segment talent. So proud of this fellow
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 00:13:31 (EST)So surreal tonight. Roger is fronting a PBS Sixties Fundraising Special.
Roger is like playing VJ. Just introed Procol Harum. Waiting for his
guitar work. Here for the night folks. If in Chicago. Show is on Ch. 11.
Segovia re-modeling. Check it out!
Love to Roger and Camilla (know she's right there)
Chicago, IL THE USA!!!! - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 22:52:17 (EST)being a long time byrds fan,i have all their albums on vinyl. it was a thrill to see roger in concert in 2004in buffalo,he was awesome,and quite a gentleman,a real first class act
middleport, new york - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 22:39:57 (EST)Roger is indeed a true gent, and an underrated singer in my opinion. I had the pleasure
of being in Roger's touring band on a couple of tours in support of his "Back From Rio"
album. I played guitar and sang harmonies for him, which I enjoyed greatly. Roger has a
singing style that for me, was very easy and natural to get in synch with. Of course, it
didn't hurt that I got to sing such strong material either!
As for me, I finally released my first solo CD "Away For The Day" . Roger doesn't make an
appearance on it, but he did give the CD a thumbs up. If you want, you can see his
comments and listen to samples at http://www.cdbaby.com/steverobinson
Feedback is always welcome. Cheers to all! Steve R.
St.Pete, FL USA - Friday, March 04, 2005 at 10:31:35 (EST)I have followed the Byrds/McGuinn since I was ten years old. I was doing homework outside on our picnic table listening to WCOL, a top 40 AM station out of Columbus, when "Mr. Tambourine Man" was played as a "pick hit of the week". That, of course, was in 1965 and the rest is history. Now I am 50 and appreciate Jim "Roger" McGuinn's music more than ever. The Folk Den is my favorite web site (and I always look forward to the end of each month to hear his latest download. As far as my favorite Byrds LP--it is hands down "Notorious Byrd Brothers". "Goin' Back" and "Get To You" are haunting yet beautiful tunes. Another LP I can listen to over and over is, brace yourself, "Byrdmaniax". I don't understand the panning this album receives. Roger has written many beautiful songs over the years, but "Kathleen's Song" is my favorite--with or without the added strings (sorry, Roger). As far as Roger's solo career songs go, I would have to place "May the Road Rise To Meet You", "Jolly Roger" and "Coffee Grows" (from the Folk Den)as my favorites. Roger is an inspiration to so many people and probably more than he realizes. What a fantastic career. His religious convictions are an inspiration to me as well. My ONLY complaint about Roger McGuinn is the fact that his autobiography has not been completed. But, that is his business and his schedule. I feel it would be a terrific read! I have seen Roger in concert on four ocassions and he was absolutely great at all four. The first was with Gene Clark and Chris Hillman in 1979. Their first song was "Don't You Write Her Off"--a true classic. I had the honor of meeting and speaking with Roger following a benefit concert for Arthritis Foundation in the 1990's in Columbus, Ohio. He signed autographs and posed for photos for the better part of an hour following what had to be an exhaustive performance. What a true gentleman. So often we have "heroes" who turn out to be quite the opposite when we meet them face to face. Not so with Mr. McGuinn. His performance does not end when he walks off stage following the final encore. He is not only a fantastic talent but a fine individual who loves his work as well as those who come to hear his beautiful repertoire.
OHIO - Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 13:41:28 (EST)Heard TURN TURN TURN tonight on the radio, and then again while watching Forest Gump,I immediately went looking for "THE BYRDS" and Roger McGuinn, to review a little music history, and found this sight. In the mid 70's while attending college and listening to the Cardiff Rose we formed a union of "SCURVEY BUCANEERS," with a stuffed parrot as a mascot named "Roger, The Dirty Byrd." We spent many a nights swinging mugs of beer and singing the lyrics to the "JOLLY ROGER" along with our CARDIFF ROSE album. This spring after 27 years our original "SCURVEY BUCANEERS" will be reuniting for the first time, since college. Roger, after all these years, we THANK YOU for the dreams and the fun we shared together through your music.
Washington, PA USA - Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 00:07:49 (EST)Jean, I e-mailed you on Thursday. I hope you received my message.
If not let me know; on this board.
Have a Great Week-end,
Chicago, IL - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 19:37:12 (EST)I don't often see the Birds double live album shown. It's a great album
especially with the guitar of Clarance white - still have mine and fire up the
turntable every now and then and have a listen. I saw the Birds twice in CT
- once with Clarence White. Harmony singing in that band was as good
as ever. I bought the R.McGuinn learning folk CD reciently. Although I've
been playing guitar for many years, there was still a few nice licks to pick
up as well as another visit to Roger's style and voice. The Birds will
always be special. I bought a 12 string (Hagstrom) back in mid 60's -
couldn't afford the Rickenbacker. Best wishes Roger.
Branford, CT USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 16:55:48 (EST)Thank you, Noel to responding to my posting.
I wanted to ask you a few questions but I do not want to take up too much space here. Would it be possible to drop me an email? I can then write you.
And, any other Roger fan, please feel free to write me also. I am just glad we have this spot to share some thoughts. Maybe someone more talented than me can set up a site on yahoo or something...like a group....
Take care and hope to hear from you! Shilohtnn@Aol.com :)
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 13:26:27 (EST)jean, the reason you feel the way you do; is that ROGER AND THE BYRD'S WROTE AND PERFORMED GREAT MUSIC!!! roger's music and chords to songs were "stolen" by groups such as the eagles and linda ronstadt. just take a note and listen to the BYRDS'S last reunion in 1973. "funny , how the circle goes around." if you have any understanding to the 60's and ROGER; you will know what i speak.
ROGER, is an awesome performer, as is Camilla. she co-writes. back to your message. your words..and maybe, maybe, one day i will be able to catch one of his concerts; then i will be happy." i hope you can see ROGER. I DOUBT THAT HE EVEN UNDERSTANDS HOW MANY PEOPLE LOVE HIM-CAMILLA AND THEIR MUSIC. roger, is a good man. he works hard for his fans. ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL.
GOS BLESS YOU, JEAN!!!!
you'll get to see ROGER sooner than later.
Again GOD BLESS YOU AND GUIDE YOU,
Chicago, IL. USA - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 at 23:14:47 (EST)I have recently started listening to Roger's music and enjoy it immensly. I can not help but think it so ironic that I would still be listening to an artist that I listened to growing up in the 60's. The Byrds were always tops for me, and, it is nice to be able to hear Roger McGuinn now. I appreciate the memories that the older songs bring back, and, I look forward to hearing new songs. And maybe, maybe, one day I will be able to catch one of his concerts; then I will be happy.
Columbus, OH usa - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 16:40:22 (EST)I saw and got to meet Roger(1st time in over 35-years of following his career) at Chicago's House of Blues last October. Roger was fronting for the "Rock Bottom Remainders. The Remainders is a band of best selling authors, Steven King, Dave Barry, Amy Tan...just to mention a few. They tour one week a year;
raising money for children's reading programs. Dropped big money to attend a
pre-concert party. Walked upto Mr. McGuinn and introduced myself. Roger is a
very gracious man. My galpal, Muddy, took multiple photos. Bought the new CD
and Roger autographed it in gold ink. Had the great honor of re-meeting Camilla. Roger's beautiful wife/partner. Camilla owns claim to theee most
beautiful lilting british accent. Roger Segovia gave all, as usual, a magical
evening! Any Chicago area Roger fans let's get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheers to all,
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 20:48:26 (EST)I SAW MENTION OF A NEW CD RECORDED LIVE AT SOME CAFE TOWARDS THE END OF LAST YEAR. APART FROM RCA'S DOWNLOAD SITE (WHICH DIDN'T WORK) I'VE NOT SEEN ANY OTHER MENTION OF IT. IS IT GENERALLY AVAILABLE, OR HAVE I GOT TO GO BACK TO RCA CAP IN HAND FOR FOULMOUTHING THEM, TO BEG FOR IT?
Stoke-on-Trent, UK - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 13:25:02 (EST)i bought the first album in 1976 when i was 14, it had accidentally strayed
into the 5&10; at the end of the street; i didn't know the name but i had just
begun my musical discovery journey; and what a nice surprise! this was 'real'
music! when i hear Heave Away, i still get exactly the same feeling of smelling
the sea and hearing the seagulls!... great artist with great consistency!
breda, NB Netherlands - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 23:59:11 (EST)Thad in Niagara Falls must have caught Roger on a bad day... in spring of 2002 Roger performed at a free concert here in Meriden, CT. He spent a long time afterward greeting fans and signing autographs... a real gentleman.
Tom K. (email@example.com)
Meriden, CT USA - Saturday, January 08, 2005 at 14:39:59 (EST)Well, it was my dad who got me into the byrds and Easy Rider, I was prob about 11 yrs old, 37 now. I discovered Tom Petty in 83 and saw petty and Roger in concert in 86 with Dylan. It was great...thanks Roger.
coin, malaga spain - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 13:39:39 (EST)I have always liked Roger McGuinns music. Especially some of the early experimental stuff he did with synthesizers and backward tape. I also think
that his recordings with Clarence White were some of his "BEST" work. However,
it is all a matter of personal opinion.
I remember seeing the Byrds live in 1966 or 1977 in Youngstown, Ohio. I think
they might have played along with Bo Diddley. This was my first taste of live
rock (I think I was about 16 then). From then on, I really have followed the
Byrds and Roger. I think I have just about all the vinyl albums they put out.
Just like to say Roger (if you are listening) keep up the good work and try
out some new 12 strings!! The Taylor 12 acoustic I have played is really nice,
I think you would probably like it for your acoustic songs.
My favorite albums are "Easy Rider", "Roger McGuinn" (first CD album) and "Cardiff Rose".
Du Bois, Pa. USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 15:16:50 (EST)I cannot think of any music or musician that has had such a positive influnece on my life as has Roger McGuinn and the Byrds. In good times and in bad, the talent behind the Rickenbacher brings the feelings of a true "friend"! Keep the music coming Roger!!!!
Croton On Hudson, NY USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 00:22:56 (EST)I was at the Queens College "untitled" shows....Blew me away....keep goin Roger, Fan of Byrds since 65......
Oceanside, NY - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 22:56:37 (EST)Wasn't Back From Rio a Double Album? There was a song that I loved so much and I think it was from the second album. I think the name or key phrase was "The Love of My Life." Please help me! I need to know this song, it is so important. Thank You very much....Brian McCullagh
Monroe, NY USA - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 21:50:58 (EST)I saw the dr. byrds and mr. hyde tour on aug. 2nd, 1969. I have been a life- long byrds fan since May, 1965.I've owned every piece of vinyl that McGuinn has appeared on(in sequence).In the 90 's, I started collecting the re-mastered 20-bit Cd's. Well Worth It! I met McGuinn in 1982 in Cambridge, Mass, and he's a wonderful person. Here's hoping Roger makes many more discs, even though they're only available on-line!
- Friday, November 26, 2004 at 14:48:42 (EST)hello roger and camilla. i just want to thank you for all you've done, the great music and being the great couple you are. your friendlyness and appreciation for your fans is just unbelievable. through email, roger told me what mixer and pc program to buy to set up a home recording studio, shortly after that, i got to meet them after a show, we met and talked and took pix and roger signed my ric 360/12. in 1998 when my father died, he sent me the lyrics and chords to 'may the road rise'. roger and camilla are the real thing folks!! i support them the only way i know of, go to all the shows i can and buy all the cd's. waiting for you to come back to ohio or pa soon. luv you guys, keep rockin'.......ben
- Friday, November 19, 2004 at 20:12:42 (EST)I saw you at Swallow Hill with my family and thought that you were just fab! I remember you from the good old days in the village. It brought back great memories and you still look as young as ever.
Arvada, CO USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 20:42:13 (EST)I'm 18 and my parents treated me to a wonderful concert at Swallow Hill in Denver. I recognized 2 of Rogers' songs but enjoyed all of them. My mom bought his new Cd and we really can't wait to hear all the songs. It truly is nice to hear him sing and play.
Arvada, Colorado USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 01:02:25 (EDT)I went to see Roger at Buffalo State College in 2003. It was a great show. Everyone was hypnotized by the music and the man. Later, THREE of us waited in the drizzling rain outside the hall to say "hi." When he came out, we congratulated him on the show and asked for an autograph. He blew off off. He said he couldn't. Mind you, we were a crowd of three.
I haven't been able to listen to anything by him until today (about 19 months later). I put on his greatest hits CD. I didn't think it was great anymore.
Niagara Falls, NY USA - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 22:41:56 (EDT) Well, its kinda ironic how what goes around comes back to you. As a kid of about 12 yrs old, my dad had belonged to a columbia record mail order. I ordered "Turn Turn Turn" when it was just out. I had lost that lp years ago cause it was worn down. I was just up in Boston last week to see my daughter in Cambridge. I went in to a favorite music store which carries old vinyl. A there she was... A near mint mono copy of "Turn Tiurn Turn" for a paltry 12.00 bucks. Thanks Roger for the memories, music and faith. Truly there is a time for all things under heaven. Hope to see you soon in upstate N.Y.
God Blesss! Mark Valente
Rochester, N.Y USA - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 20:09:14 (EDT)I have seen Roger on every British Tour since his first one without the Byrds. His voice and guitar playing are as good as ever. I have always been lucky enough to have a chat with him on every tour, including gigs in New York,Tennessee,Alabama and Ohio. Roger and Camilla are warm friendly people. ROGER McGUINN is Truly THE KING
Rhyl, North Wales UK - Monday, October 04, 2004 at 17:20:20 (EDT)My wife and I saw Roger in Wayne,NJ two years ago. We were so blown away by his warmth, talent and the Rick. My wife bought me the Rick so that I could continue to play his songs. Last night (9/29/04) he signed the guitar for me.. What a great thrill. Thanks!
Fair Lawn , N>J> USA - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 19:45:19 (EDT)I live near Cincinnati,Ohio I have seen Roger several times and long for the day he comes back near here so I can see him play that 12 string like no other.He played up in Columbus last year but I was not able to make it, neice got married that day. So if you read this Roger please come back to town.
Ft Wright, Ky USA - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 18:20:51 (EDT)Just one important question: Has Roger's album "Thunderbyrd" ever been released as a compact disc? I'm looking for this one quite a while but it is not even to find as a cd on ebay or something like that. Maybe it's just a problem to get in Europe - so can anyone tell me if it's available in US? If it is like that, maybe someone can name a mailorder or online shop where I can buy Thunderbyrd. You would do me a favour. Thank You, Ede
solingen, nrw germany - Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 06:59:26 (EDT)February 22, 2003 will be a day that I will remember for the rest of my life. What a way to spend a rainy Saturday night, watching Roger performing a benefit concert in nearby Mt. Dora, FL. When I found out that he was performing this concert, I wanted to go in the worst way, but I initially had trouble trying to find a local place to buy tickets. I e-mailed Roger about my dilemma, and gave him my number, in case he or someone could help me out. Turns out, his wife, Camilla, gave my number to a local guy who was going to be the emcee that night, and this guy called me to tell me all this, and to where I could buy tickets. Major props to Camilla!!!! How cool was that??? Anyway, I went to the show that night, and about 70 of us stuck around after the show for a meet-and-greet with Roger, and I had my picture taken with him. I told him who I was, as I e-mailed him regularly, and he said, "Oh, yeah, I do get a lot of e-mails from you." He was such a gentleman in every sense of the word, and I got to meet Camilla, as well, thanking her for putting Gary (the emcee) in touch with me. I drove home so charged up on adrenaline that I couldn't fall asleep when I went to bed that night. After all these years, I finally had the chance to meet one of my all-time musical idols. Roger, a million thank-yous for a memorable night. Keep up the great music, and I look forward to your next gig here in O-Town.
Orlando, FL USA - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 20:41:56 (EDT)A Byrds fan since 1967?? I was 11yo.. My first Byrds album was Byrdmaniax..now later i have them all?...AND i`m somekind of a happy hippi..Want R McGuinn to come to my county! to Jakobstad at the Jakobs Dagar, a summer in the city festival...You have a lot of fans even here...!
Larsmo , Finland Europe:) - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 15:28:25 (EDT)I am looking forward to hearing Roger McGuinn's rendition of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair" on the new CD "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster" to be released on August 24, 2004 by Emergent/American Roots Publishing. You can find out more at the American Roots Publishin website: http://americanrootspublishing.org/
Seoul, Korea - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 21:56:11 (EDT)Roger Mcguinn, Truely one of the Best of the "Very Best" Guitar Players. The Byrds,The 60's and His 12- String Ric hit me in the face hard !!, worse then the Beatles!. Sure wish He'd Play Las Vegas!.
Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A. - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 20:00:20 (EDT)I was so amazed with the performance Roger gave us all at the Victoria Hall Hanley Stoke-on-Trent. His guitar playing is outstanding and his voice is a dream( sounds as good now as it did in 1965 ) Thankyou Roger. p s your folk den is great! thankyou again.
come back soon!!! Michael Robertson 8 Eastfield Drive Hanley S-o-T.
stoke on trent, u, staffordshire England - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 11:53:08 (EDT)Did Roger McGuinn do the cool folk rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. If he did, could you tell me what album it was on and if it is available. If not maybe you know who does the song. It is used in the Sheraton Hotel commercials. It sure sounds like Roger.
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Nashville , Michigan United States - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 18:31:40 (EDT)Roger's show in Newark was the best I'd seen him do, a terrific set with all the old favourites right through to the newer material. Lovely guitar work, and voice as good as ever. Looking forward to the next tour, don't leave it too long. Cheers..Micky
Grantham Lincs , England - Tuesday, July 06, 2004 at 07:42:57 (EDT)Saw Roger at Cardiff on 1 July 2004. Absolutely brilliant performance. Well worth the 220+ miles trip to see him. Roger is one on the very best guitarists - how come he never gets a mention when magazines etc compile their lists of top guitarists ? The sound from his new 7! string guitar was amazing. Come back to the UK soon.
Paignton, Devon UK - Monday, July 05, 2004 at 11:19:11 (EDT)I had the pleasure of seeing Roger perform live for the third time last night (1/7/04) in Cardiff. Fabulous show, as usual for him. Looking over the comments I can only say that I am amazed that he can consistantly perform to standards that others can only aspire.
Come back to Cardiff soon, Please
Gwyn David Howells
Cardiff, United Kingdom - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 02:15:04 (EDT)Saw Roger at Newark, Nottinghamshire on Thu 24 June. Wonderful performance and absolutely amazing guitar playing, his style and technique creates a unique sound. His enthusiasm for music shone throughout the show. What else can I say?
Nottingham, England - Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 12:12:29 (EDT)Saw Roger last night in Croydon. A really great gig. Its great to see someone who so obviously truly enjoys their art and wants to pass it on to others and who is so obviously one of the best guitarists in the world. He is a great singer too and a great performer who connects with his audience immaculately. I also bought his new cd Limited Edition and that too is excellent.
I'm sorry about the lack of audience in a big hall. I think this was because there didnt seem to be a great deal of advertising for it and also it clashed with the football! I think he would go down a storm at festivals like Glastonbury and Fairport Conventions' Cropredy festival (roger , please get in touch with them as it may be the last one this year ;-) )
Thanks for a great night, please visit again soon, cheers, kit
london, england united kingdom - Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 06:15:12 (EDT)Saw Roger in concert last night at the Lowry Centre, Salford. Excellent performance - lots of highlights, but the stand out of the evening was the guitar work on Eight Miles High.
Sale, England - Monday, June 28, 2004 at 14:14:19 (EDT)Only reiterating what others have said about Roger's latest UK tour. I was privileged to be at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Saturday 19 June and to say the man was sensational would be to understate the quality of his performance. Superlatives just wouldn't do him justice. Absolutely stunning - haste ye back, Roger, you will always be assured of a very warm welcome in Glasgow.
Glasgow, Scotland - Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 05:51:35 (EDT)I would like the sheet music for "May the Road Rise". Is it available?
Omaha, NE USA - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 23:58:51 (EDT)One of my boyhood heroes, I waited a long time before getting the chance to see Roger perform live (I'm 48 now). Last night at Huntingdon Hall, Worcester was nothing short of stupendous. A true master of his craft.
Hope to see you back in the UK soon Roger. Keep on jangling.
Malvern, Worcs UK - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 08:23:53 (EDT)Saw another excellent concert by Roger in Glasgow on saturday 19 june this was my seventh time of seeing him and he gets better every time.Too many favourites to list.
Glasgow, Scotland - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 17:01:09 (EDT)Does anyone out there know the chords and lyrics to "Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man
"? If so, please send them to me, my E-Mail Address is Jthrunk@aol.com . Thanks .
Manahawkin, N.J. U.S.A. - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 16:15:52 (EDT)Several points of interest and questions. Why did McGuinn subtly change the lyrics in "Bag Full of Money" from the Peace on You albulm to those that appear on Born to Rock and Roll - different airborne divisions?
Howard Hanson took great interest in McGuinn and his music. hanson, Director of the Eastman School of Music, Pulitzer Prize winnner and so on, was secretly a great fan of folk music. He knew Seegers' parents who were musicologists and thought Pete had a great talent. Hanson would be puzzled by McGuinn's foray into pure Folk that belies his Rock roots. Actually, Garcia and Grisman did a better job of creating great Folk on such albulms as "Shady Grove " than McGuinn on the Folk Den. McGuinn should respect his earlier work and that volk by allowing himself the freedom to interpet folk tunes rather than trying to recreate them.
It would be nice to hear McGuinn perform with paul McCartney. McCartney nor any of his post-Beatle band mates have never played great guitar. If the two bite on my suggestion then I shall be happy with 5% of the gross.
McMurray, PA 15317 - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 12:04:29 (EDT)I was in 60's band that used to open for Byrds....still one of my favorite groups...funniest memory is when Roger couldn't quite get his 12-string in tune one night and was going nuts on stage trying to compensate...still sounded good
- Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 19:04:42 (EDT)
i would like to hear roger (jim) mcguinn plyin`together with DICKEY BETTS . the greatest act in the world!!!!
stockholm, södermalm sweden - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 04:46:49 (EDT)hi everyone I first heard the Byrds in 65 when iwas 12 Quite liked "tambourine" and " Turn " but it was " Eight Miles High" that really turned me on! Never got to see the original 5 but saw them at theRoundhouse, Finsbury Park, Hammersmith Odeon and Lincoln festival. Fond memories
Didnt get to see Roger on his last English tour (had a crash on the way to the gig ) but looking forward to June and the new album
Favourite songs include Jolly Roger and Car Phone! Only just found this site, keep up the good work!
regards to all Byrdlovers! Jim Uk
st neots, cambridgshire england - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 17:01:43 (EDT)Roger and The Byrds make the best sounds my ears have ever heard. I have been a devoteé since May 1965!!! I was never able to see the original line up in concert. I have seen them many times concert during the period of 1969-72. The Thunderbyrds in 1977 and since then Roger solo four times. I never grow tired of his/their talent.
I was so knocked out by "Back From Rio". The whole LP is a masterpiece.
A few years ago I had a rare treat, my friend and I went to see Roger in an in-store concert for "Live From Mars" in San Francisco. It was especially exciting because by buddy is Scott Kirkpatrick. He was McGuinn, Clark and Hillman's drummer. Scott had a great time reminiscing with Roger and Camilla that evening and it was fun to be with all of them. Nice folks indeed.
I wish Roger much success with "Limited Edition" (I just ordered my copy) and hope you can come to Northern California (Mendocino)for some gigs and spread some of your magic!
California USA - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 19:41:12 (EDT)
I have always loved The Bryds influence on music; especially the 12-string guitar. Just seen Roger on "Screen Savers" on Tech TV. What a beautiful experience and surprise. Who would have thought that in 2004 Roger and some of us who grew up in the 50's would be on PC's communicating to each other. All of you survivors, take care. Enjoy life to its fullest.
Fontana, CA USA - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 00:54:34 (EDT)
My guitar hero
Eastlake, Ohio USA - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 00:48:49 (EDT)
I just was curious if anyone has seen him on this years tour? I have tickets to see him next friday here in Grants Pass...Im pretty excited.........Great web-site....
Grants Pass, Ore - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 12:55:14 (EST)
Hi! I haven't been in touch for a while but I thought I'd sign the guest book to tell you how much we enjoy the website. It's useful in more ways than I can write here and great fun as well. Thanks! Helen. Helen C
Uk - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 03:44:18 (EST)
As a folk music listener since the mid-50s, I'm glad to see somewhat of a rebirth. It may not reach the limits of the "folk music scare" of the 60s, but I welcome it. (I was agraduate student in Greenwich Village during the 60s. Missed a few classes.) I was unaware of this site until I got a copy of "Treasures from the Folk Den". Thank you, Roger, for doing this. When I have more time I'll peruse the songs already included, and send a list of my favorites that may not yet be included.
Cordova, TN USA - Monday, March 29, 2004 at 15:55:52 (EST)