Roger McGuinn. Draggin' / Draggin'

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Columbia Records released this single by Roger McGuinn in 1973. This record is a radio station copy with the same song on both sides, one in stereo and one in mono. On the mono side is faintly written 73. The song was co-written by McGuinn and J. Levy. The record was produced by McGuinn.

McGuinn was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  He became interested in music after hearing Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel, and it was then as a youngster he asked his parents to buy him a guitar.

In 1957, he enrolled as a student at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music where he learned the five string banjo and continued to improve his guitar skills. After graduation, he performed solo at various coffee houses on the folk music circuit. He was hired as a sideman for the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio and Judy Collins to name a few. He also played guitar and sang backup harmonies for Bobby Darin. Not much later he decided to relocate to the West Coast where eventually he would meet the future members of the Byrds.

 By the time Doug Weston  gave McGuinn a job at the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles, McGuinn had included Beatles' songs in his act. He gave rock style treatments to traditional folk tunes and thereby caught the attention of another folkie Beatle fan, Gene Clark, who joined forces with McGuinn in July 1964. Together they formed the beginning of what was to become the Byrds