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Roger McGuinn

Feb 25, 1989

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Liner Notes

This phone interview, recorded with Scott Muni for the World of Rock radio show, was aired in support of Roger McGuinn's upcoming autobiography, A Byrd's Eye View. As a result, the discussion starts biographically with his earliest years as a musician, including his time with the Limeliters and Bobby Darin. McGuinn was also quite busy musically in 1989, resulting in conversation about a reunion with the Byrds as well as session work with Elvis Costello, Crosby & Nash, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It's a cut-and-dry interview from a true professional.

00:34 - The 12-string guitar / A Hard Day's Night
02:08 - Working on the autobiography A Byrd's Eye View
03:12 - Early years: the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio
04:41 - Bobby Darin: his ethical code, introduction to writing in the Brill Building
06:13 - Moving to L.A.
06:30 - Reminiscing about Bobby Darin
07:05 - Rumors for a Byrds reunion (and the "other" Byrds reunion)
07:59 - Roger McGuinn solo tour
09:22 - Studio time with Elvis Costello and T-Bone Burnett ("This Town")
10:55 - Studio time with David Crosby, Graham Nash, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ("You Ain't Goin' Nowhere")
12:45 - Getting the autobiography together
12:58 - Intro to "And I Love Her" / "Mr. Tambourine Man"
13:31 - Outro / re-cap of all current activities

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More Roger McGuinn

This phone interview, recorded with Scott Muni for the World of Rock radio show, was aired in support of Roger McGuinn's upcoming autobiography, A Byrd's Eye View. As a result, the discussion starts biographically with his earliest years as a musician, including his time with the Limeliters and Bobby Darin. McGuinn was also quite busy musically in 1989, resulting in conversation about a reunion with the Byrds as well as session work with Elvis Costello, Crosby & Nash, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It's a cut-and-dry interview from a true professional.

00:34 - The 12-string guitar / A Hard Day's Night
02:08 - Working on the autobiography A Byrd's Eye View
03:12 - Early years: the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio
04:41 - Bobby Darin: his ethical code, introduction to writing in the Brill Building
06:13 - Moving to L.A.
06:30 - Reminiscing about Bobby Darin
07:05 - Rumors for a Byrds reunion (and the "other" Byrds reunion)
07:59 - Roger McGuinn solo tour
09:22 - Studio time with Elvis Costello and T-Bone Burnett ("This Town")
10:55 - Studio time with David Crosby, Graham Nash, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ("You Ain't Goin' Nowhere")
12:45 - Getting the autobiography together
12:58 - Intro to "And I Love Her" / "Mr. Tambourine Man"
13:31 - Outro / re-cap of all current activities