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'San Francisco' singer-songwriter Scott Mckenzie dies aged 73
Noise11.com ^ | 19th August 2012 | Paul Cashmere

Posted on 08/19/2012 3:30:20 PM PDT by the scotsman

'Scott McKenzie has died in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

‘If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair’ is one of the great hippy songs of its era and defined San Francisco in the 60s.

Scott was born Philip Blondheim on 10 January, 1939. He died on Saturday in Los Angeles after two weeks in hospital.'

(Excerpt) Read more at noise11.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: chat; hippies; music; obit; obituary; rip; sanfrancisco; scottmckenzie
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1 posted on 08/19/2012 3:30:25 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Dang, great song.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 3:31:57 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1308 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: the scotsman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_HhwinPw-M


3 posted on 08/19/2012 3:33:10 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Any idea as to what the cause of death was?


4 posted on 08/19/2012 3:35:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: the scotsman

Just found this:

“He had suffered from Guillain–Barré syndrome since 2010”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McKenzie


5 posted on 08/19/2012 3:37:29 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: the scotsman

Can’t help it....I loved his one hit.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 3:37:29 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: the scotsman

The VERY last song I heard waking up at home, on the day I was leaving for boot camp. Both etched forever in my mind (the song and boot camp).


7 posted on 08/19/2012 3:37:45 PM PDT by PWK arch
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To: the scotsman

73....kinda makes one feel old, now, doesn’t it....


8 posted on 08/19/2012 3:41:15 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: the scotsman

I’m surprised that the link was all about his relationship to John Phillips of the “Mamas & the Papas” without adding that Phillip’s daughter, TV star Mackenzie, was named after him.


9 posted on 08/19/2012 3:42:51 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: the scotsman

Rest in peace Scott McKenzie


10 posted on 08/19/2012 3:49:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: the scotsman

RIP Mr. McKenzie. Thanks


11 posted on 08/19/2012 3:52:44 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: the scotsman

I hated that song. I was in college then and was probably the only conservative at Fullerton. My Lit Prof was a fricken lesbian that wanted us to read Kafka.


12 posted on 08/19/2012 3:56:32 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: the scotsman

Led Zeppelin did it better live in Dazed & Confused


13 posted on 08/19/2012 3:59:13 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: the scotsman

The only song I really hate.


14 posted on 08/19/2012 4:01:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri says: Romney never met a homosexual he didn't like.)
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To: the scotsman

Color- Monterey - 7 million + views
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bch1_Ep5M1s&feature=related

R.I.P. :) I heard the songs on WCBS FM NYC


15 posted on 08/19/2012 4:03:37 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: 23 Everest

yup


16 posted on 08/19/2012 4:03:37 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: PWK arch
The song reminds me of Chanute AFB, where I was "stationed" at the time with the Civil Air Patrol.

I was a bit too young for the Air Force, but felt a certain kinship with the older guys that were there...many of whom shipped out to 'Nam, of course.

One of those songs that never wears out.

17 posted on 08/19/2012 4:04:37 PM PDT by daler
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Dirty, feckin’ scumbag hippies. Caused the war to go on for an extra 4-5 years.


18 posted on 08/19/2012 4:07:33 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: the scotsman
Scott McKenzie: "San Francisco"

Scott McKenzie: "Like an Old Time Movie"

19 posted on 08/19/2012 4:08:30 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: eddie willers
I'm with you, I really liked that song too. Not all hippie music is bad. Now on the other hand, John Lennon's "Imagine" makes me want to smash a piano over somebody's head. But that "San Francisco" song, that was pretty darn good.

And yes, it is very scary how old recording artists I grew up with are getting to be. Bob Dylan is getting ready to turn 72.

20 posted on 08/19/2012 4:11:11 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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