10 Facts About Scott McKenzie


Scott McKenzie was born on Philip Wallach Blondheim III; January 10,1939 – August 18,2012 and was an American singer and songwriter who recorded the 1967 hit single and generational anthem "San Francisco ".

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Scott McKenzie's family moved to Asheville, North Carolina, when he was six months old.

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Scott McKenzie grew up in North Carolina and Alexandria, Virginia, where he became friends with John Phillips, the son of one of his mother's friends.

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Scott McKenzie graduated high school from St Stephens School for Boys in Alexandria.

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Scott McKenzie released the single "Like an Old Time Movie", which Phillips wrote, composed, and produced, and which was a top-40 hit.

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Scott McKenzie stopped recording in the early 1970s, living in Joshua Tree, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Scott McKenzie wrote and composed the song "What About Me" that launched the career of Canadian singer Anne Murray in 1968.

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Scott McKenzie appeared at the Los Angeles tribute concert for John Phillips in 2001, amongst other 1960s contemporary acts.

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Scott McKenzie died on August 18,2012 in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

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Scott McKenzie had suffered from Guillain–Barre syndrome from 2010 until his death.

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