Scott Mckenzie

Talented singer and songwriter, Scott McKenzie, states Wikipedia, died on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In memory, be sure and wear some flowers in your hair!

Scott McKenzie was best known for singing the 1967 hit single, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).” It was written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.

McKenzie (Philip Blonheim) was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but he grew up in North Carolina and Virginia. He moved from Florida, with his family, when he was only a baby (six months old).
Scott McKenzie
Scott McKenzie heading to Germany in 1967<br /><br />
Photo: Facebook

By the 1950s, this future talented singer, songwriter and guitarist grew up, becoming friends with the son of one of his mother’s friends, John Phillips. In the mid-1950s he sang briefly with Tim Rose in a high school group called The Singing Strings, and later with Phillips, Mike Boran and Bill Cleary formed a doo wop band, The Abstracts.

In New York, The Abstracts became The Smoothies, and they recorded two singles with Decca Records.  read more….

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