The Byrds co-founder Roger McGuinn stops by the Growing Bolder TV studios to play a special song he wrote based on an old Irish blessing and explains how a gift from his friend Tom Petty inspired the moment that led to the song.
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Growing up in Greenwich Village in the ’60s, Bill Curreri fell in love with music, but as is often the case, life pushed him in another direction. Now, at 63, he’s just released his first album and he explains what you can take away from his story.
Pop culture expert and author Bob Kealing discusses his new book on Gram Parsons, who helped create an entire genre of music during his short life and launched the careers of future Hall of Famers. Bob describes his fascinating life.
Legendary rocker Roger McGuinn reflects on his history in music, his strong relationship with his wife and how different 70 feels than he ever imagined. Plus, he shares exclusive details about his exciting new project involving his famous friends.
Roger McGuinn grants Growing Bolder exclusive access to his home studio for a recording of one of The Byrds’ biggest and most beloved hits. Wait until you see how he can still play that 12-string Rickenbacker!
“Eight Miles High” was The Byrds’ third (and final) top 20 hit. But why were there two versions of the song? Why was it briefly banned from radio? And which famous musician’s instrument is emulated in it? Byrds’ co-founder Roger McGuinn reveals all.
Did you know legendary rocker Roger McGuinn wrote songs for a Broadway musical in the 1970s? The show never made it to stage, but lucky for us, the songs survived. Roger explains the story behind the timeless “I Wanna Grow Up To Be a Politician.”
Roger McGuinn describes his Grammy-nominated Folk Den Project and explains why he felt such an urgency to preserve the songs and history of folk music. Plus, Camilla opens up about their 30-plus years of marriage and reveals how their faith bonds them.
What’s life on the road like for Roger McGuinn these days? He explains why he’s very specific in the venues he chooses and what prompted him to leave the big record labels behind and become his own company.
“Turn! Turn! Turn!” is one of the most beloved songs of all time, but it once sounded very different. Roger McGuinn is back, guitar still in hand, to share more memories about the history of folk music and rock and roll.
We’re taking you back inside the studio with rock legend Roger McGuinn, and this time he’s explaining how Mr. Tambourine evolved from a demo that no one in the band really liked to the classic you know and love today.
Rock and roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn recently stopped by the Growing Bolder Radio Show for the full hour, and our cameras were rolling. Go behind the scenes for an unforgettable session with a legend.