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'San Francisco' one-hit wonder Scott McKenzie dies at 73

Discussion in 'The OT' started by fluffybear, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Carl Spock

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    I believe this story to be true. At least I've heard it often enough over the years.

    This gets more into the dynamics of the Monkees wanting to be viewed as serious musicians than it does their opinion of a great pop song. What makes Sugar, Sugar so great is that it has no body and weight. It is the consistency of whipped cream. But then, you could say the same thing about Please, Please Me and Tutti Fruitti. At that point in their careers, the last thing the Monkees wanted to record was a song with no substance.
     
  2. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Fluffy, I'm willing to wager you have heard all of them at one time or another, you just didn't know it.
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Lies - The Knickerbockers

    Just listened to this one. Total Beatles style, and sound, though the solo voices are not quite the same, hardly surprising.
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    It's been a rough week for the entertainment industry......R.I.P. Scott.
     
  5. MysteryMan

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    Exactly. One of our favorite restaurants plays music from the era when my wife and I were teenagers. For us it's fun to reminisce those days.
     
  6. MysteryMan

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    I like Sean Connery's version in "The Rock".
     
  7. Carl Spock

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    You want me to disagree with a song whose chorus is:

    Ooo eee oo ah ah
    Ting tang walla walla bing bang
    Ooo eee oo ah ah
    Ting tang walla walla bing bang


    You want me to knock this song? :confused:

    Not on your life! :grin:

    It's so good the singer repeats it!

    Come on, lets
    Ooo eee oo ah ah
    Ting tang walla walla bing bang
    Ooo eee oo ah ah
    Ting tang walla walla bing bang



    :D :D :D
     
  8. paulman182

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    It might be different if I had not been a child at the time living in Kentucky, but when I hear that song (or play it on my radio show) I see the optimism and innocence that the Summer of Love initially promised.

    You can't fault them for trying, in their naive way, to peacefully improve the world.

    RIP Scott McKenzie. And if he really bought a house with his income from recording such a lasting tune, more power to him.
     
  9. Laxguy

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    Well said. I was thinking the same, just didn't find the words.

    And, yes, the dream of the utopia centered around the Haight in SF died a horrible death. It's still depressing to me to go through that neighborhood.
     
  10. SayWhat?

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    "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?"
     

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