ScottMcKenzie.infoThe artist who sang one of the biggest hits of the 1960s counter-culture movement has ****. Scott McKenzie, whose song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" was a hit in 1967, **** last Saturday in Los Angeles following a long illness. He was 73.
McKenzie was offered a spot with The Mamas and the Papas in the 1960s but turned it down in favor of a solo career. Even so, the group's John Phillips gave McKenzie "San Francisco," which Phillips wrote. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard singles chart but topped the charts elsewhere in the world, becoming a million-seller and the de facto anthem of the so-called "Summer of Love." McKenzie's follow-up single, "Like an Old-Time Movie," also written by Phillips, was a minor hit.
McKenzie soon stopped recording but not songwriting, co-authoring the 1988 Beach Boys #1 hit "Kokomo." He also ****** briefly in the 1980s with a road incarnation of The Mamas and the Papas. In 2010, he was diagnosed with the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
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