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Sky Saxon (1937–2009)

Singer, bassist and songwriter Sky Saxon was certainly one of the most colorful and eccentric musicians to emerge from the groovy 60s psychedelic garage rock scene. He was born Richard Elvern Marsh on August 20, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sky moved to Los Angeles, California after he graduated from high school. Saxon started his music career in... See full bio »

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(age 71) in Austin, Texas, USA

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 2009 Taking Woodstock (writer: "No Escape")
 2005 Her Minor Thing (writer: "Pushin' Too Hard")
 2004 Riding the Bullet (writer: "Pushin' Too Hard")
 2002 Secretary (writer: "Can't Seem to Make You Mine")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Mr. Farmer")
 1997 Cop Land (writer: "Cant Seem to Make You Mine")
 1997 Wild America (writer: "Pushin' Too Hard")
 1995 The Wharf Rat (TV Movie) (writer: "Pushin Too Hard")
 1995 Life 101 (Video) (writer: "Pushing Too Hard")
 1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion (writer: "Pushin' Too Hard")
 1991 976-Evil II (writer: "Pushin' Too Hard")
 1990 A Girl to Kill For (writer: "It's A Hard Life")
 1990 Air America (writer: "Pushin' Too Hard")
 1980 Getting Wasted (writer: "Pushin' Too Hard")
 1968 Psych-Out (writer: "Two Fingers Pointing To You")
 1967 The Emperor (Documentary short) (writer: "Rollin' Machine" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: "Atlantic Rising" (2007/Free Money Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Seeds
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Personal Quote:

Well, I think you could retire when you die. I don't, however, believe in death, so I guess I will retire when I leave my body. But I plan to continue writing and performing in heaven.

Trivia:

Saxon dissolved the band in the early '70s and joined a California commune, the Source Family. He adopted the name Sunlight and occasionally performed with their trippy house band, the Ya Ho Wa 13. See more »

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