Scott McKenzie 1939-2012 R.I.P.

Scott McKenzie (January 10, 1939 – August 18, 2012) died in Los Angeles. His greatest hit: “San Francisco (If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair)”, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie 1967.
Homage to San Francisco (at Dusk)
title=”Homage to San Francisco (at Dusk)” by Geoffrey Quinn / gcquinn, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr

more and more musicians of my generation reached the dead line: this month Scott McKenzie; of course we all try to live as long as possible – I was born 1945, a year when many died – let’s try to make music till the very end – Gloria Gaynor’s I WILL SURVIVE:
1) I WILL SURVIVE, fingerstyle guitar instrumental

2) myself playing the same tune on banjo

3) Nina Nyembwe (coming from Kinshasa), Lutz (keyboards) and Michael (saxophone): “I will survive”, performed in my current hometown:

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14 responses to “Scott McKenzie 1939-2012 R.I.P.

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  2. Fabulos Tribute, awesome music. So cool the different verions of a tune that was once my victory song.
    Thanks for the stroll down memeory lane and the great music. ~ BB


  3. How MANY times did I sing along with this one! RIP, indeed!


  4. I will get a nice post out for him tonight.

    I enjoyed your rendition of I Will Survive.



  5. Greetings from my youth
    Now he is a real legende


  6. An older video found on you tube


    • Leider ist dieses Video, das Musik von SME beinhaltet, in Deutschland nicht verfügbar, da die GEMA die Verlagsrechte hieran nicht eingeräumt hat.
      Das tut uns leid.


  7. I loved that song. I’m so sad that my internet here is too slow to listen to your clips. 😦


  8. All across the nation, there’s a strange vibration . . . still vibrating in that beautiful song!


  9. RIP. Two great songs and a poignant post. Great tribute.


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