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Roger McGuinn

James Joseph McGuinn III was born in Chicago to Dorothy and James Jr. At 14, he took up guitar and soon attended the Old Town School Of Folk Music. He was discovered at 17 and began touring with The Limelighters shortly after his 18th birthday. He later toured and recorded with The Chad Mitchell Trio, Bobby Darin, and Judy Collins before forming The Byrds in 1964. The Byrds had several million-selling singles and hit albums, finally disbanding in 1973 except for a brief reunion in 1990. McGuinn changed his name to "Roger" McGuinn in late 1967 for religious reasons, causing most fans to believe Jim McGuinn was replaced by his brother, seriously damaging The Byrds' popularity. His REAL brother Brian never played professionally. McGuinn continued as a solo artist and member of McGuinn, Clarke & Hillman (1979-1981). He still tours and records worldwide.

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Jul 13, 1942 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series American Masters 1986-06-22
Latest Project:
Series From the Earth to the Moon 1998-04-05
Known For
Poster of From the Earth to the Moon
Poster of Daria
Poster of The Beatles Anthology
Poster of The Wonder Years
From the Earth to the Moon Unknown 1998-04-05
Daria Unknown 1997-03-03
Rock & Roll Self 2 episodes, 1995 1995-09-24
The Beatles Anthology Unknown 1995-11-11
Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
The Wonder Years Unknown 1988-01-31
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22