Scott McKenzie

60’s Pop

Years active, 1950s - 2010

always klick on pic’s.

Scott McKenzie

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Born Jan. 10, 1939,   Died Aug. 18, 2012 (aged 73), Los Angeles, California


Website: Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie (born Philip Wallach Blondheim III; January 10, 1939 – August 18, 2012) was an American singer and songwriter. He was best known for his 1967 hit single and generational anthem, "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)".

Life and career

Philip Wallach Blondheim III was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on January 10, 1939, as the son of Philip Wallach Blondheim, Jr. by the former Dorothy Winifred Hudson. His family moved to Asheville, North Carolina, when he was six months old. He grew up in North Carolina and Virginia, where he became 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 recorded two singles with Decca Recordsproduced by Milt Gabler. During his time with The Smoothies, Blondheim decided to change his name for business reasons: … Read the original text here >>> Scott McKenzie

No No No No No - 1966

San Francisco - 1967

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