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Roger McGuinn


James Joseph McGuinn III was born in Chicago to Dorothy and James Jr. At 14, he took up guitar and soon attended the Old Town School Of Folk Music. He was discovered at 17 and began touring with The Limelighters shortly after his 18th birthday. He later toured and recorded with The Chad Mitchell Trio, Bobby Darin, and Judy Collins before forming ... See full bio »

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Easy Rider Soundtrack
(1969)
Assault in Paradise Music Department
(1977)
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 2019 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Documentary) (performer: "Eight Miles High", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", "Love Potion No. 9", "Knockin' on Heaven's Door") / (writer: "Eight Miles High")
 2019 Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Outrageous Fortune (2019) ... (arranger: "Old Blue" - uncredited)
 2018 American Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Manhunt (2018) ... (writer: "You Showed Me" - uncredited)
 2015/I Guitar Man (Documentary) (writer: "So You Want to be a Rock 'n Roll Star")
  The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Roger McGuinn (2014) ... (performer: "My Back Pages", "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" - uncredited)
- Jeff and Sheri Easter (2012) ... (writer: "Mr. Spaceman" - as Jim McGuinn, uncredited)
- Roger McGuinn (2012) ... (performer: "Old Blue", "Pretty Boy Floyd", "Turn, Turn, Turn" - uncredited)
 2013 The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (Documentary) (performer: "Backstage Pass", "Don't You Write Her Off") / (writer: "Eight Miles High", "Don't You Write Her Off")
 2012 Bank Roll (writer: "Captain Soul" - as Jim McGuinn)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cançons de viatge (2012) ... (writer: "Ballad of Easy Rider")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Gorgeous")
 2011 Acoustic at the BBC (TV Movie) (performer: "Eight Miles High") / (writer: "Eight Miles High")
 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Heartbreak Hotel", "Mr Tambourine Man" - uncredited)
 2010/I Runaway (Short) (writer: "Gorgeous" - uncredited)
 2009 Uutishuone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elämältä kaiken sain (2009) ... (writer: "Eight Miles High")
 2003 Our Country (Documentary short) (performer: "Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There is a Season)")
 2002 American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land (TV Movie) (performer: "Mr. Tambourine Man", "Turn, Turn, Turn", "Eight Miles High") / (writer: "Eight Miles High" - as Jim McGuinn)
 2002 The Country Bears (writer: "So You Want To Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... (writer: "Eight Miles High")
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... (writer: "Eight Miles High")
 1997 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Road Worrier (1997) ... (writer: "You Showed Me")
 1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (writer: "You Showed Me")
 1996 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- June '67 to July '68 (1996) ... (writer: "Eight Miles High")
 1993-1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Unreal World (1995) ... (writer: "Eight Miles High" - uncredited)
- Parental Guidance Recommended (1993) ... (writer: "So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star" - uncredited)
 1994 100 Years at the Movies (TV Short documentary) (writer: "Ballad of Easy Rider")
 1991 The Turtles: Happy Together (Video documentary) (writer: "You Showed Me" - as Jim McGuinn)
 1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rock 'n Roll (1990) ... (writer: "So You Want To Be a Rock'n Roll Star" - as Jim McGuinn, uncredited)
 1989 Steven Banks: Home Entertainment Center (TV Special) (writer: "So You Want To Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" - as Jim McGuinn)
 1982 Purple Haze (writer: "So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star", "Eight Miles High" - as Jim McGuinn)
 1980 Gridlock (TV Movie) (writer: "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star")
 1978 Ohne Maulkorb (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 20 Stunden mit Patti Smith (1978) ... (writer: "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star")
 1978 Renaldo and Clara (performer: "Knockin' on Heaven's Door")
 1977 Assault in Paradise (performer: "Victor's Theme: 'Shoot Him'") / (producer: "Victor's Theme: 'Shoot Him'") / (writer: "Victor's Theme: 'Shoot Him'")
 1972 Norm's Dilemma (writer: "Child of the Universe" - uncredited)
 1969 Easy Rider (performer: "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)", "Ballad of Easy Rider") / (writer: "Ballad of Easy Rider")
 1968 Candy (writer: "Child of the Universe")
 1967 The Emperor (Documentary short) (writer: "Why" - as Jim McGuinn, uncredited)
 1967 Don't Make Waves (writer: "Don't Make Waves")
 1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.59 (1966) ... (writer: "It Won't Be Wrong" - as Jim McGuinn)
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Alternate Names:

The Byrds | James Roger McGuinn | Jim McGuinn | Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Ranked as the 95th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. See more »

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Nickname:

Roger

Star Sign:

Cancer

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