Related Information for Barry Mcguire Barry McGuire (born 15 October 1935) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his 1965 hit with the song "Eve of Destruction", and later as a pioneering singer and songwriter of Contemporary Christian Music.As a folk-rock solo singer in the 1960s, McGuire is best known for his hits "Eve of Destruction" and "Sins of the Family", both written by P.F. Sloan, as were his other chart successes, "Child of Our Times" and "Cloudy Summer Afternoon (Rain.. read more