Saying Goodbye to Scott McKenzie

I learned earlier that Scott McKenzie passed away this weekend. A statement on McKenzie’s website says the 73-year-old died on Saturday in Los Angeles. McKenzie battled Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disease that affects the nervous system.

He sang the song that defined my generation and the Summer of Love  in San Francisco, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” which became a huge hit in 1967.

The song was written by John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas.  It was written and released in June 1967 to promote the Monterey Pop Festival. Scott McKenzie was good friends with John Phillips and was asked to join The Mamas and The Papas but he declined John’s offer.

I love his voice and the eternal feeling contained within this song. It always moves me every time I hear it. Truly sad today that he is gone. Truly happy for where his soul journeys.

The Rock Poster Society Event in San Francisco Tomorrow 8/18

I love my hobby within my main music hobby, rock poster art collecting. I just renewed my membership with The Rock Poster Society based in San Francisco, California. They sent me a cool t-shirt based on this poster by EMEK for renewing 😉

It is my sincere wish to visit San Francisco with Rosemary in the near future. We’ve developed some very nice friendships there and would love to visit with our west coast friends someday 🙂 I’d love to include a Rock Poster Society Event in those travels 😉

The Cannery

Speaking of Rock Poster Society Events that is the purpose of my music blog post today. Tomorrow The Rock Poster Soci­ety (TRPS) will hold the rock poster art event of the sum­mer! TRPS is team­ing up with the Acad­emy of Art Uni­ver­sity to present Rock Art By the Bay on Sat­ur­day August 18, 2012 at the Can­nery near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. The show will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admis­sion: FREE

Join the event on Facebook Here

Rock Art by the Bay 2012 poster by Carolyn Ferris

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