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November 11, 2001 | Richard Cromelin
What: Roger McGuinn's "Treasures From the Folk Den," on Appleseed Records. Who: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member McGuinn, 59, invented folk-rock with the Byrds in the mid-'60s. Before that, he was a key instrumentalist and arranger in the urban folk music boom, backing the Limeliters, Judy Collins and even Bobby Darin. He resumed the role of solo troubadour 20 years ago.
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July 13, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Pasadena is known for many things -- the Rose Bowl Parade, free-flying parrots and the little old ladies among them -- but it's never been considered a center for the rhythmic arts. Which is to say, few, if any, notable dance moves have been born here.  You wouldn't have known this on Friday night at Levitt Pavilion-Pasadena, though. Within 20 minutes, the masterful Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure and his three-piece band had prompted a creeping minority to groove their way to the front of the stage and peacock many visionary maneuvers.
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January 13, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN
McGuinn's first album in more than a decade flies about five miles high, out of a possible eight. For fans of the revered Rickenbacker sound, that may be enough. "Rio" has both the good grace and misfortune to follow hot on the nostalgic heels of the excellent Byrds box-set retrospective; with those accomplishments again fresh in mind, McGuinn's likable comeback inevitably suffers by comparison, yet travels a long way on his integrity and our good will.
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October 9, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band will anchor the 2013 edition of the country-focused Stagecoach festival, which once again will be held over three late April days at the Empire Polo Grounds in the desert city of Indio. Now in its seventh year, the Goldenvoice-produced festival takes a wide-open view of roots music, booking contemporary Nashville acts alongside legends and newcomers.  The event will take place April 26-28, the weekend directly following next year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
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April 25, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition.
Fans who saw one of Roger McGuinn's low-keyed solo shows during his long exile from the pop limelight may have heard him stringing his old Byrds hits together into a fanciful, tongue-in-cheek story line. The tale went something like this: Kid comes out of the Arabian desert, grabs himself a chestnut mare, rides quickly to pop stardom. Then, quicker than you can say, "So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star," the kid's nova implodes and he's back in the middle of nowhere.
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April 25, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
First, there was the word. Then the song, then AM radio, or was it soft tacos--it doesn't matter, anyway. For a while the bird was the word--as in that forgettable song by the Trashmen. Then the Byrds were the word. Then came that distinctive sound, a bunch of memorable songs and a spot in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
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April 29, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Critics are always hailing music that seeks to prod, challenge, confront and surprise. Well, here's a big hurrah for an evening with Roger McGuinn that took us away from the tumult of the new and spoke with a welcome voice of constancy and reassurance. A comeback artist at 48, the definitive Byrd isn't posing as a guiding rudder or forward-pushing propeller for rock in the '90s. But McGuinn's gleaming show Friday night at the Coach House reminded us that our musical ship of state also requires a solid, well-made anchor.
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June 20, 2012 | By Steve Hochman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pick a fight with Stephen King? Roger McGuinn has no fear. Asked if he's a better writer than King is a musician, McGuinn - a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with '60s Los Angeles band the Byrds - laughed, but didn't hesitate. "I think so," he says, speaking from a solo tour stop in Nashville. "That's not saying a whole lot, though. Stephen still needs to work on his F chord. " McGuinn and King, an amateur guitarist and singer, are sometimes-members of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a pickup band of mostly authors which for the last 20 years has played charity concerts of rock classics and a few originals.
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November 4, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN
The 12-string Rickenbacker guitar resting on a stand in Capitol Records' Hollywood recording studio is a Roger McGuinn limited edition model--named after the man in the studio on this recent afternoon, working on his first solo album in more than a decade. Twenty-six years ago in January, McGuinn picked up another 12-string Rickenbacker--a plain old 360-12 model--in another Hollywood studio and played the classic riff that gave the guitar its name.
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April 29, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
Critics are always hailing music that seeks to prod, challenge, confront and surprise. Well, here's a big hurrah for an evening with Roger McGuinn that took us away from the tumult of the new and spoke with a welcome voice of constancy and reassurance. Backed by the Headlights, an unheralded but skillful young Tampa band, McGuinn played old Byrds songs and new, Byrds-like songs on Friday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, without a hint of innovation or re-evaluation. Unhip?
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June 20, 2012 | By Steve Hochman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pick a fight with Stephen King? Roger McGuinn has no fear. Asked if he's a better writer than King is a musician, McGuinn - a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with '60s Los Angeles band the Byrds - laughed, but didn't hesitate. "I think so," he says, speaking from a solo tour stop in Nashville. "That's not saying a whole lot, though. Stephen still needs to work on his F chord. " McGuinn and King, an amateur guitarist and singer, are sometimes-members of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a pickup band of mostly authors which for the last 20 years has played charity concerts of rock classics and a few originals.
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August 5, 2009 | Frazier Moore, Frazier Moore writes for the Associated Press.
Pete Seeger has never paid attention to demographics or audience segments. His message has always been about inconclusiveness as a performer. And he's a performer in many senses of the word. "A musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, labor activist, environmentalist, peace advocate," listed Tim Robbins at the start of an all-star gathering at Madison Square Garden last May to celebrate Seeger's 90th birthday.
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November 11, 2001 | Richard Cromelin
What: Roger McGuinn's "Treasures From the Folk Den," on Appleseed Records. Who: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member McGuinn, 59, invented folk-rock with the Byrds in the mid-'60s. Before that, he was a key instrumentalist and arranger in the urban folk music boom, backing the Limeliters, Judy Collins and even Bobby Darin. He resumed the role of solo troubadour 20 years ago.
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October 14, 1994 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's rare for the San Fernando Valley to host a rock concert featuring some major figures in rock music history, but it's happening Saturday at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys. Radio station KLSX-FM, in association with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, will present a free concert from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring Fleetwood Mac plus Roger McGuinn, former leader of the Byrds. This is the fourth year that KLSX has sponsored its free Classic Jam concert.
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February 21, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stan Bercovitz invited a few friends over to his house Saturday for a little living room entertainment--by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Roger McGuinn, founder of seminal '60s rock band the Byrds. With his 12-string electric Rickenbacker guitar strapped across his chest, McGuinn strode into the house on a quiet residential street and gave an hourlong solo performance that included such Byrds hits as "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
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April 29, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
Critics are always hailing music that seeks to prod, challenge, confront and surprise. Well, here's a big hurrah for an evening with Roger McGuinn that took us away from the tumult of the new and spoke with a welcome voice of constancy and reassurance. Backed by the Headlights, an unheralded but skillful young Tampa band, McGuinn played old Byrds songs and new, Byrds-like songs on Friday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, without a hint of innovation or re-evaluation. Unhip?
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October 9, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band will anchor the 2013 edition of the country-focused Stagecoach festival, which once again will be held over three late April days at the Empire Polo Grounds in the desert city of Indio. Now in its seventh year, the Goldenvoice-produced festival takes a wide-open view of roots music, booking contemporary Nashville acts alongside legends and newcomers.  The event will take place April 26-28, the weekend directly following next year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
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December 16, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Ninety cuts remixed to sparkling glory, including all but one of the Byrds' 16 Top 100 singles, plus 25 unreleased selections--old and new live cuts, four newly recorded songs, outtakes and treasures like a Gram Parsons lead vocal in place of Roger McGuinn's on "You Don't Miss Your Water." Of course, the comprehensiveness and revelations of this collection wouldn't matter much if the music wasn't great.
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April 29, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Critics are always hailing music that seeks to prod, challenge, confront and surprise. Well, here's a big hurrah for an evening with Roger McGuinn that took us away from the tumult of the new and spoke with a welcome voice of constancy and reassurance. A comeback artist at 48, the definitive Byrd isn't posing as a guiding rudder or forward-pushing propeller for rock in the '90s. But McGuinn's gleaming show Friday night at the Coach House reminded us that our musical ship of state also requires a solid, well-made anchor.
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April 27, 1991 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roger McGuinn's concert at the Bacchanal on Monday night will mark an anniversary of sorts. It was almost exactly 26 years ago--in May, 1965--that a 22-year-old guitarist Jim McGuinn (he later changed his name to Roger) led his band, the Byrds, onto the stage of San Diego's Golden Hall for its first major concert appearance. The group had released its debut single, "Mr.
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