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Roger McGuinn

Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre

<strong>Roger McGuinn</strong>
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Paramount Theatre and KUTX present
Roger McGuinn

Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $20-$40 plus fees

Roger McGuinn was born James Joseph McGuinn III in 1942. The son of professional writers, he toured with them as a child, promoting their best selling book, "Parents Can't Win.”

A decade later he returned to Chicago where he studied at the Old Town School of Folk Music. McGuinn became a folk singing fixture within the Chicago music scene. Within a few weeks of finishing high school, McGuinn was working as accompanist for the Limeliters in California, on their album, "Tonight In Person." McGuinn's 12-string guitar and 5-string banjo playing are also evident on the Chad Mitchell Trio's albums, "Mighty Day On Campus," and "Live At The Bitter End.”

After touring for two years with singer Bobby Darin, McGuinn moved to New York where he worked in the fabled BrillBuilding, as a song writer. He co-wrote and performed with Darin as the "City Surfers" on a very rare surf single, "Beach Ball," released on Capitol Records in July of 1963.

McGuinn fronted the Byrds from 1964 until 1973 when he began his solo career. He recorded five albums for Columbia Records, and then re-joined Clark and Hillman for three albums on Capitol.

In 1981 he began his Jack Kerouac inspired adventure, and went on the road with his acoustic guitar. By 1990 McGuinn was back in the studio producing "Back From Rio." The first single, "King Of The Hill," co-written with long time friend Tom Petty soared to number one on the rock charts. That song is also included in acoustic form on "Live From Mars.”

When asked about his future plans, McGuinn replies, "Andres Segovia continued performing all his life. That's what I plan to do.”

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