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sharon did not HAVE to die
November 21, 2004 12:29AM
Songwriter, record producer Terry Melcher dies

The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Terry Melcher, a record producer and songwriter who aided the careers of Ry Cooder, the Byrds and the Beach Boys, has died, his publicist announced Saturday. He was 62.

Melcher, the son of actress Doris Day, died Friday night at his Beverly Hills home after a long battle with melanoma.

Melcher co-wrote the hit song "Kokomo" for the Beach Boys and performed on their album "Pet Sounds." The song was used in the movie "Cocktail," where it garnered a Golden Globe nomination in 1988 for best original song.

In the early 1960s, Melcher began singing as a solo act and later paired with future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston to form the group Bruce & Terry. The pair had several hits, then went on to form the Rip Chords, which recorded the 1964 hit "Hey, Little Cobra."

In the mid-1960s, Melcher joined Columbia Records as a producer. Working with the Byrds, he produced their top-selling version of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and other hits, including "Turn, Turn, Turn."

Melcher also produced hit songs for Paul Revere and the Raiders and during his career worked with Gram Parsons, the Mamas and the Papas and Ry Cooder.

He served as the executive producer of his mother's CBS show, "The Doris Day Show," from 1968 to 1972 and co-produced her mid-1980s show, "Doris Day's Best Friends."

Melcher also helped run his mother's charitable activities, including the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

In 1969, his name became linked with the grisly Charles Manson murders.

Melcher once rented the home where Sharon Tate and a group of her friends were murdered by Manson followers. Rumors circulated that Melcher, who knew Manson, was the real target because he had turned Manson down for a record contract.
Re: sharon did not HAVE to die
November 21, 2004 09:29PM
So, you're saying it was all his fault???
Re: sharon did not HAVE to die
November 22, 2004 12:51AM
well, charlie kind of got the party started...
Re: sharon did not HAVE to die
November 22, 2004 08:02PM
Is it hot in here or am I crazy?
Re: sharon did not HAVE to die
November 22, 2004 10:22PM
both
Re: sharon did not HAVE to die
November 22, 2004 11:47AM
Well i don't think any of it would have happened if Beausoleil hadn't have been in jail.
Re: sharon did not HAVE to die
November 24, 2004 02:46PM
note bobby's dissatisfaction with jail system!!!
noted.

[www.beausoleil.net]

article is just a little short on the 5 w's!!!
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