Sad news for McGuinn fans. Speculation had been rife that Byrds frontman is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 78, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 21/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a singer isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-songwriter-guitarist just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouRoger was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Roger McGuinn was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRoger”
— @universalObserver, 20 Apr 2021
“I thought Roger McGuinn retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 20 Apr 2021
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