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Gary Usher (1938–1990)

Songwriter, producer, arranger and occasional singer Gary Lee Usher was a major figure in the California rock music scene of the 1960s. He was born on December 14, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. Gary grew up in New England; he attended Norcross grammar school and graduated from Westborough High School in Massachusetts in 1957. Usher moved back ... See full bio »
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  AmeriCarna (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (music - 1 episode, 2014)
- Hot Rods and Dragsters (2014) ... (lyrics: "409" - as Gary L. Usher) / (music: "409" - as Gary L. Usher)
 2011 We Need to Talk About Kevin (writer: "In My Room" - as Usher)
 2006 Happy Feet (writer: "In My Room")
 2005 Derailroaded (Documentary) (writer: "In My Room")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Beach Party", "Surfin' And A-Swingin'", "Muscle Bustle")
 2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family (TV Movie) (writer: "IN MY ROOM")
 1998 The Beach Boys: The Lost Concert (Documentary) (writer: "In My Room" - uncredited)
 1996/II Mother ("In My Room")
 1995 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with the List (1995) ... (writer: "In My Room" - uncredited)
 1987 Back to the Beach ("Love on the Rise") / (producer: "California Sun", "Catch a Wave", "Love on the Rise", "Pipeline", "Surfin' Bird")
 1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (producer: "Let's Go To Heaven In My Car") / (writer: "Let's Go To Heaven In My Car")
 1986 One Crazy Summer (writer: "In My Room")
 1965 Beach Ball (writer: "My Buddy Seat")
 1965 Ski Party (writer: "Ski Party", "The Gasser")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.36 (1965) ... (writer: "Cycle Set")
- Episode #1.24 (1965) ... (writer: "It Hurts Me")
- Episode #1.23 (1965) ... (writer: "It Hurts Me")
- Episode #1.22 (1965) ... (writer: "Hot Rod High", "You're Gonna Ride with Me")
 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo ("Cycle Set") / (writer: "I'll Never Change Him" - uncredited)
 1964 Bikini Beach ("Bikini Drag", "Record Run")
 1964 Muscle Beach Party (lyrics: "Muscle Beach Party", "Runnin' Wild", "Muscle Bustle", "My First Love", "Surfin' Woodie", "Surfer's Holiday") / (music: "Muscle Beach Party", "Runnin' Wild", "Muscle Bustle", "My First Love", "Surfin' Woodie", "Surfer's Holiday")
 1963 Beach Party ("Beach Party", "Swingin' and a-Surfin'", "Secret Surfin' Spot")
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CD compilation: "Barefoot Adventure: The 4 Star Sessions 1962-1966" (Sundazed) See more »

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We were writing about what kids were doing in those days. You have to understand, Brian [Brian Wilson] had never been on a surfboard in his life. Denny [Dennis Wilson] was the real surfer. Denny went surfing every weekend, so the surfing music and terminology that came from him was totally authentic. Brian and I were smart enough to pick up on the fact that it was a very in-vogue thing, ... See more »


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