|Birth name||James Joseph McGuinn III|
|Born||July 13, 1942|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Producer|
|Associated acts||The Byrds|
James Roger McGuinn (known professionally as Roger McGuinn, previously as Jim McGuinn, and born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, 1942) is a popular rock American singer-songwriter and guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 Overview The Rickenbacker 360/12 was among the first electric Twelve-string guitars This instrument is visually similar to the Rickenbacker 360 Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He is best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist on many of The Byrds' hit records, the pioneering folk rock band of the 1960s, contributing much to the band's unique sound. The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of Folk music and rock music. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the Byrds. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States
Roger McGuinn was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. His parents, James and Dorothy, were involved in journalism and public relations, and during his childhood, they had written a bestseller titled Parents Can't Win. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people Public relations (PR is the practice of managing the flow of Information between an Organization and its Publics Public relations - often referred He attended The Latin School of Chicago. The Latin School of Chicago is a private elementary middle and High school in the Old Town neighborhood in Chicago. He became interested in music after hearing Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," and asked his parents to buy him a guitar. " Heartbreak Hotel " is a Rock and roll song performed by Elvis Presley, with Bill Black ( bass) Scotty Moore ( The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the early 1980s, he paid tribute to the song that encouraged him to pick up the guitar that he credited "Heartbreak Hotel" to his autobiographical show. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Around the same time, he was also influenced by country artists and/or groups such as Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent and The Everly Brothers. Johnny Cash (born J R Cash; February 26 1932 - September 12 2003 was a Grammy Award -winning American country Singer-songwriter. Carl Lee Perkins ( April 9, 1932 &ndash January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of Rockabilly music a mix of Rhythm Gene Vincent, real name Vincent Eugene Craddock, ( February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American Rock'n'roll pioneer The Everly Brothers ( Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1 1937 Brownie Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
In 1957, he enrolled as a student at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, where he mastered the five-string banjo and continued to hone his guitar skills. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) The Old Town School of Folk Music is a Chicago teaching and performing institution that launched the careers of many notable Folk music artists The banjo is a Stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments After graduation, McGuinn performed solo at various coffeehouses on the folk music circuit where he was discovered and hired as a sideman by folk groups like the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, and Judy Collins. A coffeehouse ( French / Portuguese: café; Spanish: cafetería; Italian: caffè Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous A sideman is a professional Musician who is hired to perform or record with a group of which he is not a regular member The Limeliters are a folk music group formed in July 1959 by Lou Gottlieb (bass Alex Hassilev (baritone and Glenn Yarbrough (tenor The Chad Mitchell Trio was an American Folk music group during the 1960s Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards Singer He also played guitar and sang backup harmonies for Bobby Darin. Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert "Bobby" Cassotto, May 14 1936 &ndash December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular Soon after, he moved to the West Coast, winding up in Los Angeles, where he eventually met the future members of The Byrds. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964
In 1962, after he left the Chad Mitchell Trio, Bobby Darin hired him to be a backup guitarist and harmony singer. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Chad Mitchell Trio was an American Folk music group during the 1960s Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert "Bobby" Cassotto, May 14 1936 &ndash December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular (At that approximate time, Darin wanted to add some folk roots to his repertoire, seeing it as a burgeoning musical field. ) Unfortunately, about a year and a half after McGuinn began to play guitar and sing with Darin, Darin became ill and retired from singing. Subsequently, Darin opened T. M. Music in New York City's Brill Building, hiring McGuinn as a song writer for $35 a week. The City of New York The Brill Building (built 1931 is an office building located at 1619 Broadway in New York City, just north of Times Square. In 1963, just one year before he co-founded the Byrds, he was a studio musician in New York City, recording with Judy Collins and the Paul Simon-Art Garfunkel duo. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards Singer Simon & Garfunkel are an American Singer-songwriter duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. At the same time, he was hearing of The Beatles, and wondering how Beatlemania might affect folk music. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Beatlemania is a term that was used during the 1960s to describe the intense fan frenzy (particularly demonstrated by young teen girls directed toward The Beatles, particularly When Doug Weston gave McGuinn a job in Los Angeles, at the Troubadour, McGuinn had seasoned his act with Beatles' songs, and he consequently turned his attention to another folkie who was also a Beatle fan, Gene Clark, who joined forces with McGuinn in The Byrds, in July of 1964. A troubadour ( IPA:, originally) was a composer and performer of Occitan Lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100&ndash1350 Gene Clark, born Harold Eugene Clark (born Tipton Missouri, November 17, 1944 - May 24, 1991) was an American The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar.
During his time with the Byrds, McGuinn developed two innovative and highly influential styles of electric guitar playing: "jingle-jangle"--generating ringing arpeggios based on banjo finger picking styles he learned while at the Old Town School--and, secondly, a merging of saxophonist John Coltrane's free-jazz atonalities which hinted at the droning of the sitar, a style of playing first heard on the Byrds' 1966 single "Eight Miles High. In Music, an arpeggio is a broken chord where the Notes are played or sung in Sequence, one after the other rather than Ringing out simultaneously The banjo is a Stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments The sitar ( Hindi: सितार Urdu: ستار Persian: سی تار) is a Plucked stringed instrument. " Eight Miles High " is a Song by Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn, and David Crosby, first appearing as a single from 1966 by "
While tracking the Byrds' first single, "Mr. Tambourine Man," at Columbia studios, McGuinn discovered a key ingredient of his signature sound. For The Byrds ' album of the same name see Mr Tambourine Man (album. Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company "The 'Rick' (Rickenbacker guitar) by itself is kind of thuddy," he notes. For the American WWI fighter pilot see Eddie Rickenbacker. For the airport see Rickenbacker International Airport. "It doesn't ring. But if you add a compressor, you get that long sustain. Dynamic range compression, also called DRC (often seen in DVD player settings or simply compression, is a process that reduces the Dynamic range of Sustain is a Parameter of Musical Sound in Time. As its name may imply it denotes the period of time during which the sound is sustained before To be honest, I found this by accident. The engineer, Ray Gerhardt, would run compressors on everything to protect his precious equipment from loud rock and roll. Audio engineering is a part of audio science dealing with the recording and reproduction of Sound through mechanical and electronic means He compressed the heck out of my 12-string, and it sounded so great we decided to use two tube compressors [likely Teletronix LA-2As] in series, and then go directly into the board. This article is about the electronic device not an evacuated pipe used for experiments in Free-fall. In professional audio, a mixing console, or audio mixer, also called a sound board or soundboard, is an electronic device for combining That's how I got my 'jingle-jangle' tone. It's really squashed down, but it jumps out from the radio. With compression, I found I could hold a note for three or four seconds, and sound more like a wind instrument. A wind instrument is a Musical instrument that contains some type of Resonator (usually a tube in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing Later, this led me to emulate John Coltrane's saxophone on 'Eight Miles High. The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind " Eight Miles High " is a Song by Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn, and David Crosby, first appearing as a single from 1966 by ' Without compression, I couldn't have sustained the riff's first note. "
"I practiced eight hours a day on that 'Rick,'" he continues, "I really worked it. In those days, acoustic 12s had wide necks and thick strings that were spaced pretty far apart, so they were hard to play. But the Rick's slim neck and low action let me explore jazz and blues scales up and down the fretboard, and incorporate more hammer-ons and pull-offs into my solos. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression The fingerboard (also known as a fretboard on fretted instruments is a part of most Stringed instruments It is a thin long strip of Wood that is Hammer-on is a Stringed instrument playing technique performed (especially on Guitar) by sharply bringing a fretting-hand finger down on the Fingerboard A pull-off is a stringed instrument technique performed by plucking a string by "pulling" the string off the Fingerboard with one of the fingers being used I also translated some of my banjo picking techniques to the 12-string. The banjo is a Stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments By combining a flat pick with metal finger picks on my middle and ring fingers, I discovered I could instantly switch from fast single-note runs to banjo rolls and get the best of both worlds. Often called a pick or plec, a plectrum is a small flat tool used to pluck or strum a stringed instrument. A fingerpick is a type of Plectrum used most commonly for playing bluegrass style Banjo Music. "
Another sound that McGuinn developed is made by playing a seven string guitar, featuring a doubled G-string (with the second string tuned an octave higher). A seven-string guitar is a Guitar with seven strings instead of the usual six The C. F. Martin guitar company has even released a special edition called the HD7 Roger McGuinn Signature Edition, that claims to capture McGuinn's signature "jingle-jangle" tone which he created with 12 string guitars, while maintaining the ease of playing a 6-string. The CF Martin & Company is a US Guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin.
The Byrds recorded several albums after Mr. Tambourine Man in 1965. The single Turn! Turn! Turn! was the Byrds second Number One hit, topping the charts in late 1965. " Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season " often abbreviated to " Turn! Turn! Turn! " is a song adapted entirely from the the Book of Ecclesiastes In 1969, McGuinn's solo version of Ballad Of Easy Rider appeared on the film of the same name, while a full band version was the title track for the album released later that year. 1970's "Untitled" album featured a 16-minute version of the Byrds 1966 hit "Eight Miles High", with all four members taking extended solos representative of their 'jam-band' style of playing during that period.
After several personnel changes, the group disbanded in 1973, with Chris Hillman playing bass with the band for their final show in February of that year. Notable band members included David Crosby, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke and Gram Parsons, all of whom went on to form successful groups. In 1968, he helped create the groundbreaking Byrds album Sweetheart of the Rodeo, to which many attribute the rise in popularity of country rock. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth Album by American rock band The Byrds, released on July 29 1968 (see For the geological term see Country rock (geology. Country rock is a Musical Genre formed from the fusion of rock After the break-up of the Byrds, McGuinn released several solo albums, and later toured with Bob Dylan during his 1975 and 1976 "Rolling Thunder Revue" and opened for Dylan and Tom Petty in 1987. Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Rolling Thunder Revue was a famed Concert tour comprised of a traveling caravan of musicians headed by Bob Dylan, that took Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20 1950 is an American singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) In late 1975, he played guitar on the track titled "Ride The Water" on Bo Diddley's The 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll all-star album. Bo Diddley ( December 30 1928 &ndash June 2 2008, born Ellas Otha Bates) was an original and influential American
In 1978, McGuinn joined fellow ex-Byrds Gene Clark and Chris Hillman to form "McGuinn, Clark and Hillman," and the band released its debut album with Capitol Records in 1979. Gene Clark, born Harold Eugene Clark (born Tipton Missouri, November 17, 1944 - May 24, 1991) was an American Chris Hillman (born Christopher Hillman December 4 1944, Los Angeles, California) was one of the original members of The Byrds Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as The media loved the band and they performed on many TV rock shows, including repeated performances on The Midnight Special, where they played both new material and Byrds hits. "Don't You Write Her Off" reached #33 in April 1979. While some feel that the slick production and disco rhythms didn't flatter the group, and the album had mixed reviews both critically and commercially, it sold enough to generate a follow up. McGuinn, Clark and Hillman's second release was to have been a full group effort entitled "City," but a combination of Clark's unreliability and his dissatisfaction with their musical direction (mostly regarding Ron and Howard Albert's production) resulted in the billing change on their next LP "City" to "Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman, featuring Gene Clark. " By 1981 Clark had left and the group briefly continued as "McGuinn/Hillman. "
McGuinn currently tours as a solo artist.
Roger McGuinn has used the World Wide Web to continue the folk tradition since November 1995 by recording a different folk song each month on his Folk Den site. The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The songs are made available from his web site and a selection (with guest vocalists) was released on CD as Treasures from the Folk Den. A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio In November of 2005, McGuinn released a four-CD box set containing one hundred of his favorite songs from the Folk Den. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
On July 11, 2000, McGuinn testified before in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on downloading music from the Internet that artists do not always receive the royalties that (non-Internet based) record companies state in contracts, and that to date, The Byrds had not received any royalties for their biggest hits, "Mr. Events 911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a Standing committee of the United States Senate, the The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks Tambourine Man" and "Turn, Turn, Turn"—they only received advances, which were split five ways and amounted to just "a few thousand dollars" per band member. He also stated that he was receiving 50 percent royalties from MP3.com. MP3com is a Web site operated by CNET Networks providing information about digital music and artists songs services community and technologies 
In 1965, McGuinn joined the Subud spiritual association and practiced the latihan, an exercise in which he opened himself up to receiving spiritual guidance through the quieting of his mind. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Subud (pronounced subud is an international spiritual association that began in Indonesia in the 1920s as a movement founded by a Javanese Muslim Muhammad Subuh The latihan (from the Indonesian term latihan kejiwaan, meaning "spiritual exercise" or "training of the inner self" is the main practice of McGuinn changed his name in 1967 after Subud's founder Bapak told him it would better "vibrate with the universe. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Subud (pronounced subud is an international spiritual association that began in Indonesia in the 1920s as a movement founded by a Javanese Muslim Muhammad Subuh Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo by members of Subud called Bapak (born 1901 in Java, Indonesia died 1987 " Bapak sent Jim the letter "R" and asked him to send back ten names starting with that letter. Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo by members of Subud called Bapak (born 1901 in Java, Indonesia died 1987 Owing to a fascination with airplanes, gadgets and science fiction, he sent names like "Rocket," "Retro," "Ramjet," and "Roger," the latter a term used in signalling protocol over two-way radios, military and civil aviation. Voice procedure includes various techniques used to clarify simplify and standardize spoken communications over Two-way radios in use by the military in Civil aviation Civil aviation is one of two major categories of flying representing all non- Military aviation, both private and commercial Roger was the only "real" name in the bunch and Bapak picked it. Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo by members of Subud called Bapak (born 1901 in Java, Indonesia died 1987 While using the name Roger professionally from that time on, McGuinn only officially changed his middle name from Joseph to Roger.
McGuinn also appears on the various artists anthology, "Adios Amigo: A Tribute To Arthur Alexander," (1994). The Mamas & the Papas (credited as The Mama's and the Papa's on the debut album cover were a Vocal group of the 1960s. " Creeque Alley " is an autobiographical song written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas in 1967 narrating the story David Allan Coe (born September 5, 1936 in Akron Ohio) is an American Country music singer who achieved his greatest popularity in the 1970s Roger McGuinn was Roger McGuinn 's first full-length solo album released in 1973 Peace on You was Roger McGuinn 's second full-length solo album released in 1974 James Roger McGuinn (known professionally as Roger McGuinn, previously as Jim McGuinn, and born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, McGuinn performs a cover version of "Anna. " He has also performed the songs "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" and "The Ballad Of Easy Rider," which were included on the soundtrack album for "Easy Rider. " Another soundtrack that features McGuinn is the 1977 film "Ransom. " McGuinn performed "Shoot 'Em," which appears on the anthology album "Byrd Parts 2," which was released on Australia's Raven Records label in 2003.
Cardiff Rose (1976), produced by Mick Ronson, was done on the heels of Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Review" tour in 1975 which McGuinn had participated in. Mick Ronson (26 May 1946 &ndash 29 April 1993 was an English Guitarist, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Arranger and producer Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major The album includes a pirate tale "Jolly Roger", a song about King Arthur's "Round Table", and a classic version of Joni Mitchell's "Dreamland". Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7 1943) is a Canadian Musician, Songwriter, and