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Playlist of Roger McGuinn

  • Roger McGuinn - Turn Turn Turn


    Roger McGuin- member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- is best known for being the lead singer/guitarist on many of The Byrds' records.

    Turn! Turn! Turn! was The Byrds' second Number One success in late 1965.

    This incredible performance was recorded live at Little Darlin's Rock 'n' Roll Palace, in Kissimmee, Florida.

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  • MR TAMBOURINE MAN by Roger McGuinn


    From Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour.

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  • Turn! Turn! Turn! - Performed by Roger McGuinn & THE WRECKING CREW - MHOF Concert


    This clip is from our 2007 Induction Concert and Ceremony here at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

    This was performed by the following artists:
    Roger McGuinn
    Hal Blaine - Drums
    Larry Knechtel - Bass
    Al De Lory - Keyboard
    James Burton - Guitar
    Mike Deasy - Guitar
    Don Peake - Guitar
    Don Randy - Organ
    Lyle Ritz - Standup Bass
    Craig Krampf - Tambourine and Drums
    Marcia Ware - Backup vocals

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  • The 12-String Guitar of Roger McGuinn


    Here's a sample from The 12-String Guitar of Roger McGuinn. Taught by Roger McGuinn. Available at catalog number DVD-GUI-GT21.

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  • Roger McGuinn and Marty Stuart - You Aint Goin Nowhere


  • Roger McGuinn - Eight Miles High


    Music video by Roger McGuinn performing Eight Miles High.

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  • My Back Pages


    Great Version!!!

    Bob Dylan 30th Anniv of 1st album, 1992

    Crimson flames tied through my ears
    Rollin' high and mighty traps
    Pounced with fire on flaming roads
    Using ideas as my maps

    We'll meet on edges, soon, said I
    Proud 'neath heated brow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
    Rip down all hate, I screamed
    Lies that life is black and white
    Spoke from my skull, I dreamed

    Romantic facts of musketeers
    Foundationed deep, somehow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    Girls faces formed the forward path
    From phony jealousy
    To memorizing politics
    Of ancient history

    Flung down by corpse evangelists
    Unthought of though, somehow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    A self-ordained professors tongue
    Too serious to fool
    Spouted out that liberty
    Is just equality in school

    Equality, I spoke the word
    As if a wedding vow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    In a soldiers stance, I aimed my hand
    At the mongrel dogs who teach
    Fearing not I'd become my enemy
    In the instant that I preach

    My existence led by confusion boats
    Mutiny from stern to bow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

    Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
    Too noble to neglect
    Deceived me into thinking
    I had something to protect

    Good and bad, I define these terms
    Quite clear no doubt, somehow
    But I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now

  • Roger McGuinn & The Chad Mitchell Trio - 1962


    From the Bell Telephone Hour. We get to see early James Joseph McGuinn lll rip it up on Banjo, and Spanish Guitar.

    Absolutely so cool. :-)

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  • Roger McGuinn and Marty Stuart - My Back Pages


    Marty rips a KILLER guitar solo on Clarence White's guitar.

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  • Roger McGuinn & The Headlights on The Tonight Show


    Roger McGuinn & The Headlights on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Performing Someone To Love and Car Phone from McGuinn's Back From Rio CD. (1991) featuring Steve Connelly (electric guitar), Steve Roberston (acoustic guitar) Scott Dempster (bass) and Danny DiPietra (drums). Archived off of VHS analog tape by Robert Vessenmeyer, Enjoy!!!

  • 426. Roger McGuinn


    My new Web site is: The new book is there and lots of goodies in the works...

    Here are the directions to my new club house if you want to come and hang.

    My Post Office Box....Leland Sklar
    PO Box 92316
    600 Lincoln Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91109-9998

  • The Byrds -Roger McGuinns guitar style


    Roger McGuinn discusses the application techniques of his 12 string guitar in various, now famous Byrds songs.

  • Roger McGuinn - Eight Miles High


    Roger McGuinn - Eight Miles High (Later with Jools Holland Jun '97)

  • Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn - Full Concert - 03/04/78 - Capitol Theatre


    Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn - Full Concert
    Recorded Live: 3/4/1978 - Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ)

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    0:00:00 - Release Me Girl
    0:03:49 - Silver Raven
    0:07:38 - Don't You Write Her Off
    0:10:28 - Jolly Roger
    0:13:36 - Chestnut Mare
    0:19:43 - Crazy Ladies
    0:23:34 - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
    0:27:50 - Lover Of The Bayou
    0:31:21 - Train Leaves Here This Morning
    0:35:07 - Mr. Tambourine Man
    0:39:54 - Bag Full Of Money
    0:43:49 - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
    0:47:01 - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    0:50:57 - So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
    0:53:31 - Eight Miles High
    0:58:13 - Band Exit

  • Ill Feel a Whole Lot Better 0001


    This is a video of Roger McGuinn performing I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better with Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives.

  • Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman LIVE - Hickory Wind


    2/5 of The Byrds - from the 3rd row at Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks

  • Roger McGuinn Turn! Turn! Turn! 1985 Nashville Now


    McGuinn with Vern Gosdin. Rogers first meeting with Emmery since 1968.

  • Roger McGuinns Basic Folk Guitar


    Here's a sample lesson from Roger McGuinn's Basic Folk Guitar - Easy Arrangements for Traditional Favorites from the Folk Den - Taught By: Roger McGuinn. Catalog number DVD-GUI-FS21. Available from

  • Behind the Guitar Roger McGuinn-Part II on PBS39


    Host Craig Thatcher.

  • Roger Mcguinn So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star & Eight Miles High 1997


    Playing on the 12 string acoustic guitar 2 songs live on Jools Holland

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  • Roger McGuinn - Without Your Love


  • King Of The Hill


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    King Of The Hill · Roger McGuinn

    Back From Rio

    ℗ 1990 Arista Records LLC

    Released on: 1991-01-08

    Composer, Lyricist: Tom Petty
    Producer: David Cole

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  • Roger McGuinn, My Back Pages


    Roger McGuinn at Loveless Cafe Barn on May 26, 2010 singing a Bob Dylan Classic!

  • Roger McGuinn - Mr. Tambourine Man


    Roger McGuinn was the former lead singer of the band 'The Byrds' before pursuing his solo career throughout the 1970s,

    The Byrds charted with the song which they released in 1965 and which went straight to number one on both the UK singles and the US Billboard Hot 100 charts that year.

    'Mr. Tambourine Man' has been covered by many artists and in 1965, there were at least thirteen versions recorded that year!

    This performance was recorded live at Little Darlin's Rock 'n' Roll Palace, in Kissimmee, Florida.

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  • Up to Me


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    Up to Me · Roger McGuinn

    Cardiff Rose (Expanded Edition)

    ℗ 1976 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Released on: 2016-03-25

    Composer, Lyricist: Bob Dylan

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  • Roger McGuinn at Marty Stuart Show Turn, Turn, Turn





  • Roger McGuinn


    Knocking On Heaven 's Door - Last Chorus - on July 15, 2009 - Tivoli Utrecht

  • Roger McGuinn - Mr. Spaceman


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  • Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers & Roger McGuinn - Basel 1987


    Complete audience recording of Bob Dylan's concert with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (third concert of 1987 Temples In Flames Tour) at St. Jakobshalle Basel, Switzerland on 10th September 1987. Roger McGuinn played guitar and shared vocals for the encores.
    Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Tom Petty (guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards), Howie Epstein (bass), Stan Lynch (drums) and The Queens Of Rhythm: Carolyn Dennis, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec (backing vocals).

    01. Forever Young
    02. Shelter From The Storm
    03. Seeing The Real You At Last
    04. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
    05. Queen Jane Approximately
    06. When I Paint My Masterpiece
    07. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
    08. Clean Cut Kid
    09. I Want You
    10. Masters Of War
    11. I Shall Be Released
    12. Trust Yourself
    13. In The Garden
    14. Like A Rolling Stone

    Taper: LTB

  • Together


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    Together · Roger McGuinn

    Peace On You

    ℗ 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Composer: J. Levy
    Composer: R. McGuinn

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  • Roger McGuinn Get To You.


    Live @ My Fathers Place. Roslyn, NY 4/19/1974

  • Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn - Knockin On Heavens Door - 3/4/1978 - Capitol Theatre


    Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Recorded Live: 3/4/1978 - Capitol Theatre - Passaic, NJ
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  • Roger McGuinn - If We Never Meet Again


    From Back From Rio (Arista, 1991). Written by Jules Shear.

  • Roger McGuinn You Aint Going Nowhere


    Roger McGuinn performing You Ain't Going Nowhere at Music City Roots live from the Loveless Cafe on 5.26.2010

  • Roger McGuinn - Take Me Away


    From Cardiff Rose (1976).

    You should have been there when
    The time was right for the music to begin
    You shoulda been there when
    That band of gypsies started rollin' in
    You should seen it
    You'da swore for sure the circus came to town
    There were ladies ridin' bareback
    And the mystery man
    All painted like a clown
    You should seen October feelin'
    Like I never felt before
    Flashin up New England skies
    Like the fires of the revoluntionary war
    You shoulda heard the music comin' down
    Like the hardest rain that ever fell
    Wakin' up in the afternoons
    With a hundred lovers feedin' in the same motel

    Take me away take me away take me away
    Take me away take me away take me away
    Take me away take me away take me away
    Take me away take me away take me away

    To the place where the greatest
    Show on earth is playin' high on your highway
    You shoulda seen me I've been told
    I had a smile upon my face
    Slippin' from state to state
    Endin' up in a drunken state of grace
    It wasn't very long ago
    I used to say this kind of life is rough
    You shoulda been there
    But I can tell you even that was not enough

    Take me away take me away take me away
    Take me away take me away take me away
    Take me away take me away take me away
    Take me away take me away take me away

  • Roger McGuinn


    Guitar Legends. Sevilla, Spain. 10/18/1991. Turn! Turn! Turn! Eight Miles High.
    With Bruce Hornsby.

  • Roger McGuinn - Mr. Tambourine Man - 1986


    This series of 7 videos mean a great deal to me; it was on this tour of Roger's that I had the privilige and honour of meeting him, on June 22, 1986, in Seattle, WA.

    It is to this day, the single greatest thrill of my entire musical career. :-)

    Of course, my story is not unique in the slightest.

    It's a tale that I share with all my 12 string compadres; friends here on You Tube, The Byrds Yahoo! group, and musicians all over the world.

    I think you'll find Roger in excellent form here; both his singing and playing are excellent.

    Enjoy. :-)

    Part 1:

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    Part 3:

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    Part 5:

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    Part 7:

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  • Roger McGuinn - Mr Tambourine Man


    Roger McGuinn performs Mr. Tambourine Man live at the Farm Aid concert in Austin, Texas on July 4, 1986. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001.

    For more information about Farm Aid, visit:

    Farm Aid's performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They've raised their voices to help — what can you do?

  • The Trees Are All Gone


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    The Trees Are All Gone · Roger McGuinn

    Back From Rio

    ℗ 1990 Arista Records LLC

    Released on: 1991-01-08

    Composer, Lyricist: Camilla McGuinn
    Producer: David Cole

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  • Roger McGuinn Before The Byrds | ORIGINS | Professor of Rock


    Hey Professor of Rock Community!

    Today we are sitting down with another Music Legend. You can't experience a song by The Byrds without wondering where the inspiration came from. Roger Mcguinn tells us what started the kid from Chicago on a trajectory to forming one of the most influential bands of the 1960s, The Byrds. And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE for more content like this on the Professor of Rock YouTube Channel.

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  • Roger McGuinn & The Headlights


    You Bowed Down. Guthrie Theatre. Minneapolis 4/21/1991

  • City


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    City · Roger McGuinn · Chris Hillman · Gene Clark


    ℗ A Capitol Records Release; ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1980-01-01

    Producer: Ron Albert
    Producer: Howard Albert
    Composer: Camilla McGuinn
    Composer: Roger McGuinn

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  • Russian Hill


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    Russian Hill · Roger McGuinn


    ℗ 1977 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Released on: 2016-07-29

    Vocal: Charlie Harrison
    Composer, Lyricist: R. McGuinn
    Dobro, Guitar, Harp, Vocal: Rick Vito
    Composer, Lyricist: J. Levy
    Bass Guitar: Bruce Barlow
    Drums, Percussion: Greg Thomas
    Percussion: Steve Forman
    Keyboards: Marty Grebb
    Producer: Don DeVito
    Re-mastering Engineer: Tim Geelan
    Re-mastering Engineer: Vic Anesini
    Recording Engineer: Alex Kazanegras

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  • Roger McGuinn - My Back Pages, Live at KRCB 2/3/12


    Roger McGuinn performs My Back Pages in our studio February 3, 2012.

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    Engineer: Mark Fuller
    Cameras: Greg Fischer and Michelle Olivera
    Editing: Ken Kimari

  • The Byrds Roger McGuinns Old-School iPods


    Rock n' Roll legend Roger McGuinn has a great collection of old radios. In fact, his first one helped change music history. See more exclusive video of Roger at

  • Roger McGuinn - interview - Later With Bob Costas 2/20/91


    The Byrds frontman ROGER MCGUINN is interviewed on LATER WITH BOB COSTAS on February 20th, 1991. Much of the talk centered around Bob Dylan appearing with them at the Roy Orbison tribute show. Note that song bits have been edited out.

  • Roger McGuinn - Ballad of Easy Rider


    Roger McGuinn's version of Ballad of Easy Rider was on the soundtrack to the 1969 film Easy Rider.

  • ROGER McGUINN Car Phone 1991


    This track encapsultes all the energy of the original Byrds...and its fun

  • Roger McGuinn´s Thunderbyrd - Mr. Tambourine Man - Live At Rockpalast


    A historical date: In the night from 23rd to 24th July 1977 the first Rockpalast-night took place on stage at the Grugahalle, Essen, Germany. The sensation: it has been broadcasted live at ARD (the German TV-channel no. 1 at that time), and seven other European countries have already broadcasted this TV-event via Eurovision. They did not know what they could expect but loved the idea of broadcasting a live rock concert, which they did for seventeen shows for ten years. Two times a year the schedule has been: Tagesschau (= German news), Wetterkarte (= weather map), Wort zum Sonntag (= so called “Christian commentary”), Eurovision-Fanfare and then the Rockpalast show, which has been broadcasted live at prime time with open end and parallel broadcasting on radio in stereo. This has happened when the German TV-stations under public law has been the only ones and the WDR has made it happen.

    The first night started with full concerts of Rory Gallagher and Little Feat. The choice has been programmatically: instead of broadcasting chart related music, the so called “music that rips into the heart of everybody” has been the guideline, no matter what kind of music it has been.

    And suddenly – at dead of night – the brilliant ROGER MCGUINN’S THUNDERBYRD concert. Together with Rory Gallagher’s brother, Dónal, I’ve had the idea to do the same with Bob Dylan, whose “Rolling Thunder Revue” – a tour (1975/1975) with friends – has infiltrated our minds.

    We have thought about an European pendant, focusing on Rory. Unfortunately, this did not happen but from this idea the invitation of ROGER MCGUINN has been born, who participated in Dylan’s tour. This participation can be recognized in ROGER MCGUINN’s band name. A composition out of Rolling Thunder and Byrds.

    Therewith we have been in the middle of the historical Rockpalast tradition. With his twelve string Rickenbacker guitar – the fret engraved because of the Dylan sets he has played in D (as noted by the director, Christian Wagner) – he has brought the “Jingle, Jangle” – sound of the Byrds on the stage of the Grugahalle. Of course, “Mr. Tambourine-Man” has also been played, the Dylan song which has been made a hit by the Byrds. Each of the three bands has had its own rehearsal day. ROGER rehearsed on Wednesday, right before the show has been broadcasted. As we all have been in the same hotel, we’ve had the chance to get to know each other within a week, to say “WE are on air”, when the leading sound of the Rockpalast was rumbling through the hall on Saturday night on 23rd July, 1977 to open the live show, which takes more than five hours until the wee hours of the morning.

    With ROGER MCGUINN a musical legend entered the Rockpalast stage. Reminiscences to the Byrds, whose co-founder he has been, arose to the three voices vocal-harmonies of this band, which has been “the American answer to the Beatles” for numerous people. Manifold musical relations became visible and hearable during the show. “American Girl” reminded me of the original version from Tom Petty as he performed this song like a Byrds one. We have already recorded Pete Seeger’s “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “Eight Miles High” with Leo Kottke in the Rockpalast studio – with a twelve string acoustic guitar. Personal favorites have been played: “Chestnut Mare”, at that time one of the favorites of director Christian Wagner.

    A magical night. We couldn’t hardly believe that this exceptional format has really been broadcasted – all over Europe. “Eight Miles High” has not been the last song of the show just as a matter of chance. This song, which – depending on the point of view – describes a flight of the Byrds over the

    Atlantic Ocean to England or experiences with drugs (later on, David Crosby admitted that this could also have been meant) has reflected our moods, also. Overwhelmed we fell out of the OB vehicle, the pale crescent in the sky over Essen, we stood there with tears in our eyes. The (over) voltage, which domineered over us from the beginning of the planning until this moment, dissolved into a faithless amazement, that we “did” it.

    The next day, I went to the office and I did not want anybody to speak to me. But as soon as I “landed”, the WDR welcomed me with “Peter, this is something you have to repeat many times”. I asked for two dates of broadcast per year – in spring and in fall. I got them, for ten years.

    Peter Rüchel (Rockpalast)



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