Barry McGuire

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1986 (The 1987 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Eve of Destruction (1965)

Barry McGuire @ Wikipedia

Barry McGuire Videos

Will Barry McGuire be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


4 comments so far (post your own)

Wow I am the first to say a thing?
He said a lot in just one tune though he had many other great songs .
Sometimes one hit says it all!
There is something about a band/person that can say so much in one song,
Many times it takes a band/person many songs to
get the messge to the masses.
He did it with Eve of Distruction....Wow !
now that is true talent an influence, to all that hope they can be heard , even if it is just one song!

Posted by Happy on Friday, 06.8.12 @ 22:45pm

Barry McGuire will remain uninducted largely for the same reasons as other one-hit wonders (i.e., The Archies, Terry Jacks, Zager and Evans, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, Rupert Holmes): minimal commercial success, zero influence/innovation, and all-around mediocrity. Mind you, I like The Monster Mash, but I would hardly call Bobby Pickett a great artist.

Eve of Destruction, OTOH, is a hokey number that sounds more and more dated as the years go on. Sorry, but having one notable song in your career does not make you a likely nominee.

Posted by Zach on Thursday, 07.12.12 @ 20:20pm

wow zach
its more real today than ever...

Posted by Happy on Thursday, 07.12.12 @ 20:42pm

If it weren't for him there probably would be no Mamas and the Papas (who ARE in the HOF).

Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 02:16am

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