(Sky Saxon and The Seeds - L.A.'s own - r.i.p. Sky)
With the news of so many passings yesterday (Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett), the news of the passing of Sky Saxon took something of a backseat in all the outpourings and tributes.
But those of us who remembered the band very well, and that particular summer of 1967, and playing our copies of the first Seeds album to the point of wearing them out, will always remember what a profound affect they had on the music scene in Los Angeles in the 60's.
This is from the KHJ Appreciation Night concert of April 29, 1967. It's also the concert that featured Buffalo Springfield and Brenda Holloway. I've been hesitating to put this up, because the sound quality isn't all that great, and a little worse than the others. But considering the events, and considering this concert captured who they were - I let history speak for this one and let it stand as a tribute to a wonderful band we could never seem to get enough of.
Sky will be missed.