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RIP Scott McKenzie

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by stratovani, Aug 20, 2012.


  1. 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

    Scott McKenzie has gone to the great Haight-Ashbury love-in in the sky. RIP Scott, that was a beautiful song that you sang.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/scott-mckenzie-dead-dies-san-francisco-73_n_1809989.html
     
  2. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    That is such a great song from that era. RIP Scott McKenzie. You were there.

    Studio version with Joe Osborn's bass mixed up front and clear. Hal Blaine on drums.
     
  3. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    A San Francisco icon. A lot of us mocked that song later, but the truth is that song helped draw a lot of us here. Haight Street has gone through a lot of changes since the 60's but the spirit of peace, love and brotherhood still lives on. Thanks Scott for that message.
     
  4. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I got to meet Scott when I was the FOH engineer for The Mamas & The Papas residency at Michael's Pub in NYC during the fall of 1987; Scott was a member of that band taking the place of Denny Doherty. He was a wonderfully generous guy and a great singer. RIP.
     
  5. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    :crying:
     

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