Oral History Information
Job TitleMusician, Songwriter
Roger McGuinn got a transistor radio from his parents as a young kid and was never the same after hearing Elvis Presley. He instantly picked up the guitar and it changed his life forever. Roger co-founded The Byrds in 1964 with David Crosby and Gene Clark and recorded amazing versions of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” just to name a few. Roger has also release five solo albums, as well as toured with folk legend Bob Dylan. In 1995, he launched The Folk Den – a website that catalogs folk music and preserves it for the future generations.