James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After a period playing at various folk clubs in Chicago, lead guitarist Jim McGuinn briefly joined the Limeliters before accepting a job as an accompanist in the Chad Mitchell Trio in 1960. He played on two of their albums, Mighty Day On Campus and Live At The Bitter End, but after a couple of years became frustrated with his limited role in the ensemble. Bobby Darin, having switched from pop to folk, also recruited McGuinn for a spell, and the guitarist continued to learn his craft by appearing on sessions for artists such as Hoyt Axton, Judy Collins and Tom And Jerry (alias Simon And Garfunkel). By 1964, McGuinn was playing regularly as a soloist at the Troubadour in Hollywood, and it was there that he formed the Jet Set with Gene Clark and David Crosby. Following the recruitment of bass player Chris Hillman and drummer Michael Clarke, the quintet emerged as the chart-topping Byrds. McGuinn was a focal...
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