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Barry McGuire
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    (October 15, 1935- )
    Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Member of the New Christy Minstrels (1962-65)
    Solo recorded the single 'Eve of Destruction' (1965)
    Appeared in the movies 'The President's Analyst' (1967) and 'Werewolves on Wheels' (1971)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'Hair' (1968)
    'Eve of Destruction' was his only solo Top 40 hit.
    'Eve of Destruction' was so polarizing it inspired a conservative answer record, 'Dawn of Correction' by the Spokesmen.
    He became born again and started recording 'contemporary Christian' music.
    He has re-recorded 'Eve of Destruction' multiple times, updating the lyrics to include new events.
    He wrote the hits 'Green, Green' for the New Christy Minstrels and 'Greenback Dollar' for the Kingston Trio.
    His recording of 'Eve of Destruction' was meant to be a rough demo, but it leaked out to a local DJ, who began playing the song, convincing the label to release it as is.
    'Eve of Destruction' hit #1 in the US and #3 in Britain, and sold over a million copies.
    He got name checked in The Mamas and the Papas' hit 'Creeque Alley.' ('McGuinn and McGuire still getting higher/In L.A., you know where that's at')

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