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Roger McGuinn - frontman singer-songwriter and guitarist for great folk / country rock band, the Byrds.

Roger McGuinn - frontman singer-songwriter and guitarist for great folk / country rock band, the Byrds.

Roger McGuinn of The Byrds and his Rickenbacker. (sigh) Looking at his old pictures still does it for me...:))

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Roger McGuinn's sparkling, chordal 12-string Rickenbacker riffs on the Byrds' early hits were the sonic bridge between folk and rock–and an irreplaceable color in rock's palette: Every indie band who's more interested in beatific strumming than screaming solos owes him a debt (the striking break in "Bells of Rhymney" could be on a Smiths record). McGuinn could do a lot more than chime, however, as demonstrated by his still-astonishing psychedelic-raga-Coltrane licks on "Eight Miles High."

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Roger McGuinn's one man crusade to keep traditional folk songs alive.

Loved the Byrds :)

Roger McGuinn - a true genius

Roger McGuinn - a true genius

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Joni Mitchell, Roger McGuinn and Bob Dylan at Gordon Lightfoot's home in Toronto, November

Jim "Roger" McGuinn  Google Image Result for http://johannasvisions.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/roger-mcguinn_1.jpg

1963 - Before forming the Byrds, Roger McGuinn was living in room 702 at the WSH while working as a back up singer/musician for Bobby Darin and writing songs at the famous Brill Building.

The Chad Mitchell Trio (featuring Roger McGuinn)- Bell Telephone Hour (1963)

The Chad Mitchell Trio (featuring Roger McGuinn)- Bell Telephone Hour Several songs with program beginning & an ad for the Princess phone.

The Byrds (The Classic Lineup: clock-wise from 11 -  Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke, and David Crosby)

The Byrds (Classic Lineup: Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark [R.], Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke [R.], and David Crosby [also of Crosby Stills Nash & Young])

The late, great Earl Scruggs, the Byrds and oohh that banjo!

The Byrds with Earl Scruggs-You Ain't Going Nowhere, Not really Gram Parsons related but love this song. Only original member of The Byrds is Roger McGuinn ho sings the first verse

Musician Roger McGuinn of "The Byrds" wearing 1960s wire rim "granny glasses"

Musician Roger McGuinn of "The Byrds" wearing wire rim "granny glasses"