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Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012

20 Aug 12 - 08:15 AM (#3392622)
Subject: Obit: Scott McKenzie
From: Little Robyn

On TV news just now.
Farewell Scott
Robyn


20 Aug 12 - 08:27 AM (#3392624)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie
From: Girl Friday

Beautiful song . Happier times. Another good man gone.


20 Aug 12 - 08:28 AM (#3392625)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie
From: JennieG

Ohhhhhh......I remember that song so well. Another slice of my youth gone!

Cheers
JennieG


20 Aug 12 - 10:06 AM (#3392655)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie
From: alanabit

He will always be remembered for that one song. It was a song which caught the mood of its time. I know very little about the man who sang it.


20 Aug 12 - 11:21 AM (#3392680)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie
From: bassen

Loved that song, then hated it. Then after a long time heard the beauty of his voice in it, loved it again. The flip side of the single had a song that meant a lot more to me at one time...


20 Aug 12 - 11:30 AM (#3392685)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie
From: GUEST,999

The song was written by John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas. For sure it struck a note in the so-called 1967 Summer of Love.


20 Aug 12 - 11:45 AM (#3392695)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie
From: GUEST,Tunesmith

Scott certainly had a wonderful voice.
He appeared as a "Papa" in a later incarnation of "The Mamas and Papas".
His first album - which I think was produced by John Phillips - is worth a listen. A nice collection of interesting songs.


20 Aug 12 - 12:57 PM (#3392734)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: GUEST,Stim

He and John Phillips were folkies first, as The Journeymen. Run, Maggie, Run-The Journeymen and still very much worth listening to. Also, John's daughter, McKenzie, is named after him.


20 Aug 12 - 01:17 PM (#3392747)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: The Sandman

folk pop, sorry , I liked it at the time, but then I discoverd the real thing.woody guthrie.
I am sorry that he has died, the song brings back a lot of memories


20 Aug 12 - 06:07 PM (#3392919)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: Dave Sutherland

If I remember correctly he did a pretty fair version of "Reason to Believe" on the B side.
RIP.


20 Aug 12 - 07:46 PM (#3392975)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: Little Robyn

Here in NZ the B side of his 'San Francisco' was 'What's the Difference'.

'Hey friend wake up, I'm throwing rocks at your window pane....

What's the difference if we don't come back
Who's gonna miss us in a year or so...

Robyn


21 Aug 12 - 02:51 AM (#3393069)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: Northerner

I think I might have bought the record. Lovely song. RIP.


21 Aug 12 - 11:02 AM (#3393204)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: bassen

That's the one Robyn. Young and feeling out of sync with everything around me, it was those two lines that spoke to me.


21 Aug 12 - 05:11 PM (#3393316)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: Little Robyn

Me too!


22 Aug 12 - 01:27 AM (#3393452)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: GUEST,Lindy

Ah, yes, I remember that song and loved to sing along whenever I heard it. Saw Scott on some TV program some years ago and of course he sang that song. He still sounded and looked good.
I never got to San Francisco but I did wear "flowers in my hair" in L.A. I always thought he had a really good voice. RIP Scott.


25 Aug 12 - 10:06 AM (#3394883)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: GUEST

do somebody the song   I want to be alone it was a bside off No No No


25 Aug 12 - 10:25 AM (#3394892)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: GUEST,wordfella



Widely believed, but not so. When Miss Phillips was born in 1959, Scott was still Philip Wallach Blondheim. In her bio, Miss Phillips says that McKenzie was a name from her mother's side of the family.


25 Aug 12 - 11:44 AM (#3394921)
Subject: RE: Obit: Scott McKenzie 10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
From: Pete Jennings

The opening bars of the song always send a shiver down my spine. One of the all-time classic pop songs.