A Rocker at 70: McGuinn’s Big Birthday


Last Updated on October 20, 2020

Legendary Roger McGuinn spent his 70th birthday in a very un-rock and roll way — he took out the garbage. And he wouldn’t have had it any other way.

The Byrds co-founder reflects on his history in music, his loving and strong relationship with his wife, Camilla, and how different 70 feels than he ever imagined.  

Plus, he shares exclusive details with Growing Bolder about his latest passion project — a DVD about his life that features concert footage, testimonials from friends like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Joan Baez and never-before-told stories about The Byrds’ early days, including the time they played Jane Fonda’s 21st birthday party. Wait until you hear what her famous father thought about all the hippies running around. His reaction will surprise you!

Celebrate Roger’s birthday with us and see how one of the most influential voices in American music history keeps finding new ways to grow bolder. 

Ready to keep rocking? Check out more with Roger:
Eight Miles High: Historic Home Movie Discovered

The History of “Eight Miles High”

Roger plays “The Politician Song”

Roger’s new recording of “So You Want To Be a Rock and Roll Star”

Inside the Folk Den Project

Draggin’ ‘Cross the USA

Childhood Gift Changed Music History

The Boss and the Byrd

Roger’s Priceless Photo

Roger’s Eco-Friendly Way to Stay Cool

Roger McGuinn in the Growing Bolder Studios: A One-Hour History of Rock and Roll