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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.'

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: chat; hippies; music; obit; obituary; rip; sanfrancisco; scottmckenzie

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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To: the scotsman

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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To: Liberty Valance

“Rest in peace Scott McKenzie”

Yes. Certainly! But I hated that song,,,, and I was a hippie! A rather odd hippie, as I was a Conservative, but still a hippie.


21 posted on 08/19/2012 4:16:15 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: the scotsman

At least back in the 60s, there were “people in motion”. Even in San Francisco. Now, everybody just wants to lay around and wait for their welfare and/or “disability” checks to come in.


22 posted on 08/19/2012 4:16:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: the scotsman

Aw, man ... now I really feel old. RIP, Scott.


23 posted on 08/19/2012 4:18:09 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: SamAdams76
Now on the other hand, John Lennon's "Imagine" makes me want to smash a piano over somebody's head.

We're in agreement again. Both songs were weak lyrically, but whereas Mackenzie's had a great melody and wonderful hooks, Imagine was virtually tuneless and almost as bad as his woeful "Mind Games".

Would'a thought that after the break-up, George would have the most memorable album? (All Thing Must Pass)

24 posted on 08/19/2012 4:24:11 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: PWK arch
His song was playing on the jukebox at a bus station in Texas as I said goodbye to one of my friends that was going into the Army. It was the last time I saw Frank as he was killed in Viet Nam.
25 posted on 08/19/2012 4:33:13 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: the scotsman

RIP.


26 posted on 08/19/2012 4:36:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: carriage_hill
“He had suffered from Guillain–Barré syndrome since 2010”

Real bad news to get that especially at his age. It attacks the mielen {sp} nerve sheaves and the respiratory system. It first showed up in the Swine Flu shots in the early 1980's I think.

27 posted on 08/19/2012 4:39:07 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: the scotsman

I love Scott McKenzie’s version of that song, but it was actually written by John Phillips of The Mamas an Papas.


28 posted on 08/19/2012 4:41:01 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: the scotsman; SmithL; NormsRevenge; nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows
If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair

If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

All across the nation such a strange vibration

People in motion

There's a whole generation with a new explanation

People in motion people in motion

For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair

If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there


29 posted on 08/19/2012 4:45:05 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: the scotsman

I love that song. Brings back a lot of memories.


30 posted on 08/19/2012 4:49:12 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: the scotsman

It was a pretty good song. Had a nice melody to it. Certainly one of those songs that transports you right back to that era. We were fortunate to have lived in an era of so many great songs. Certainly more years behind than ahead for those of us from that era.


31 posted on 08/19/2012 4:53:27 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Amen.
R.I.P. Scott McKenzie ...BUT ...I hated that song when it came out and I hate it now. Flower Power was one thing, but that song was just too mushy.


32 posted on 08/19/2012 5:08:10 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Dartman

“Flower Power was one thing, but that song was just too mushy.”

It’s right down there with that song about “someone left the cake out in the rain. I was sort of a hippy, but I was a Zappa freak.


33 posted on 08/19/2012 5:13:48 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yeah, I did my teen years during the 60’s. There was a lot of great innovative music then, the Beatles, the Stones, and R&B from Memphis and Motown. But the stuff this thread is about is embarassing to say the least ...


34 posted on 08/19/2012 5:32:17 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: the scotsman; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Scott was born Philip Blondheim

Just as I suspected.

35 posted on 08/19/2012 5:36:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: null and void

He din’t write it.


36 posted on 08/19/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: the scotsman

That one tune kept John Phillips in dope for at least a decade ruining his career.


37 posted on 08/19/2012 5:42:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: carriage_hill

Allergic reaction to flowers in his hair.


38 posted on 08/19/2012 5:46:22 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Dartman

“But the stuff this thread is about is embarassing to say the least ...”

Abdo-lutely!

However, RIP.


39 posted on 08/19/2012 5:49:04 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Philip Blondheim? I never knew that.


40 posted on 08/19/2012 5:53:08 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: eddie willers
that Phillip’s daughter, TV star Mackenzie, was named after him.

Should have named her either 'Blondheim' or 'Philip'.

41 posted on 08/19/2012 6:10:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: the scotsman

Traitor should have died in San Francisco, like Tony Bennett, or Frank Sinatra in New York, New York.


42 posted on 08/19/2012 6:21:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Crap; I’ve been humming that damned song for the past 45mins. “Earworm”. Dialing-up Pink Floyd/YouTube on my 7.1 surround now to drown it out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKVJicTW9rc&feature=related


43 posted on 08/19/2012 6:27:38 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: Berlin_Freeper; Dartman
The only song I really hate.

Here's another: The Flower Children--Maria Strassman, 1967

44 posted on 08/19/2012 6:53:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: the scotsman

Great song. Prayers for his loved ones...


45 posted on 08/19/2012 7:10:56 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: the scotsman; All

Seen in the video:

Mick Jagger talking to Janis Joplin
Brian Jones
Jimi Hendrix
Michelle Phillips talking to Mama Cass

What do you think?

The Stones were there but didn’t play. Jones introduced Hendrix and Jagger was on the board of governors of the Festival.


46 posted on 08/19/2012 8:39:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: carriage_hill
Any idea as to what the cause of death was?

"Two weeks in hospital", looks like.

47 posted on 08/19/2012 8:48:30 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Creepy!


48 posted on 08/19/2012 11:32:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri says: Romney never met a homosexual he didn't like.)
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To: the scotsman

Eternal rest grant unto Scott Oh Lord and may Your perpetual
light shine upon him. Amen


49 posted on 08/19/2012 11:39:23 PM PDT by stpio
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To: Ezekiel

THAT’ll do it!


50 posted on 08/20/2012 2:58:28 AM 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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