Former Member of the Byrds to Perform, Speak at WSU

PLEASE NOTE: The time and location for Mr. McGuinn's convocation on Nov. 13 has been changed to 5:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library. His concerts on Nov. 14 & 15 will be held as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater.

OGDEN, Utah – Roger McGuinn, a former guitarist and vocalist for the 1960s band the Byrds, will speak at Weber State University on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library Heltzel-Hoellein Room.

In 1965 the Byrds, which consisted of band members Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and McGuinn, signed a record deal with Columbia Records. The group went on to release 14 albums over the next eight years, including several top-40 hits like "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." In 1973 McGuinn left the group in pursuit of a solo career and released five solo albums. He later returned to his folk roots and began touring as a solo acoustic performer in 1981.

In 1991, McGuinn and the Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition to McGuinn's convocation, he will perform concerts on Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater.

The convocation is free and open to the community. Tickets to the concerts are $7 with a WSU ID, or $12 without it, and are available for purchase at the Shepherd Union Information Desk. For more information, call 801-626-6367.

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Bill Fruth, director, Shepherd Union Building
801-626-7641 •
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 •