LIVE: Roger McGuinn @ The Egg, 9/9/11

September 29th, 2011, 3:00 pm by Greg
Roger McGuinn performing at The Egg in Albany (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

The Beatles and Bob Dylan were among the key guiding lights in the musical evolution of Roger McGuinn as a singer-songwriter and as a founding member of the seminal 1960s folk-rock band, the Byrds.

However, it’s interesting to note that McGuinn and the Byrds at the time influenced those musical giants and so many others including the Grateful Dead.

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Roger McGuinn, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

April 4th, 2011, 10:27 am by Greg

Roger McGuinn

“I guess the first album that I bought was Elvis Presley’s record that contained the song ‘Heartbreak Hotel.’ I loved that song so much that I asked my folks for a guitar and got one for my 14th birthday.

Before that, I had just bought 45 rpm singles. The 33 1/3 LP was wonderful, and it was great to have all those songs on one record for the first time.”

Founding member of the Byrds, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and relentless folk song collector Roger McGuinn will step into the spotlight at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown at 8pm on Saturday. Tix for the performance are $38; students $35.

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