Barry McGuire (born 15 October 1935) is an American singer-songwriter.
McGuire was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and moved to California in early childhood. At age 16 he joined the United States Navy, but was discharged ten months later for being 'under age'.
After living as a drifter in his late teens and early twenties, McGuire got a job singing in a bar. In 1961, he released his first single called "The Tree", which was not a hit, and formed a duo with Barry Kane. They both joined the New Christy Minstrels in Spring 1962. In 1963, McGuire wrote the Christys' first and biggest hit single: "Green, Green." He left the Christys in January, 1965, after recording the album, Cowboys and Indians; however, on the 1965 album Chim Chim Cher-ee, he sang only on the title cut.
As a folk rock solo singer in the 1960s, he was best known for his hits "Eve of Destruction" and "Sins of the Family", both written by P.F. Sloan. His other chart successes, "Child of Our Times" was co-written by Steve...
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