8/21/12 – Scott McKenzie Dies

todayAugust 22, 2012


US singer Scott McKenzie, who sang “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair),” the unofficial anthem of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, has died at 73, his website reported Monday.
According to the site, McKenzie was in and out of hospital since 2010 after falling ill with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disease affecting the nervous system.
“San Francisco” was written by John Phillips, the leader of the 1960s group The Mamas and the Papas, but it was sung by McKenzie. In 1988, McKenzie also co-wrote with Phillips, Mike Love and Terry Melcher the Beach Boys hit “Kokomo.”

Written by: Barry Scott

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8/7/12 – Marvin Hamlisch passes

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