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Friday, June 26, 2009

Sky Saxon, SEEDS singer dies at 63 (1946-2009) R.I.P.

In 1965 SKY SAXON (born Richard Marsh in Salt Lake City, Utah) founded the Los Angeles based psychedelic flower power/garage rock band THE SEEDS with Jan Savage (g), Rick Andridge (keyb) and Darryl Hopper (dr). Hit songs included Can't Seem to Make You Mine and especially (You're) Pushin' Too Hard (top 40 song in 1967).
In the 1970s he became associated with Hollywood Hills commune Source Family/YaHoWha and released a number of albums under various band names in subsequent years.
SAXON died on June 25, 2009 in an Austin, TX hospital. (source: wikipedia)

3 comments:

Steve Fischler said...

I met Sky in his heyday up at his home in Topanga Cyn.

An peculiar type of guy...I could never figure him out.

At one time I heard him say he was better than Mick Jagger... I never responded to that remark.

Rest in peace man.

mike-floyd said...

Thanks Steve, for commenting.

Jennifer said...

ROCKNROLL LEGEND SKY SAXON'S L.A. MEMORIAL WITH THE SEEDS' DARYL HOOPER & JAN SAVAGE, THE ELECTRIC PRUNES, STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK, BILLY CORGAN, NELS CLINE 07/24/09 ECHOPLEX OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

-- For Immediate Release --

- Los Angeles, California -


Richard Marsh, otherwise known to the rocknroll world as SKY SUNLIGHT SAXON, will find tribute & love visualized at a memorial in his honour to be held Friday, July 24th 2009 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, California. At 8pm the service gathering will commence with performances by friends THE SEEDS' DARYL HOOPER & JAN SAVAGE with other members of SEEDS line-ups with Sky, THE ELECTRIC PRUNES, STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK's GEORGE BUNNEL - RANDY SEOL - MARK WEITZ - GENE GUNNELS, BILLY CORGAN of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS & MARK TULIN of THE ELECTRIC PRUNES one-night-only as SPIRITS IN THE SKY, NELS CLINE of WILCO, solo set by Djin Aquarian of YaHoWha 13, solo set by MIKE RANDLE of BABY LEMONADE (ARTHUR LEE'S LOVE back-up band), the Simon Stokes Band, Sofizel, & very special guests. Attendees are encouraged to dress in flower children ware & bring flowers for the stage.

The Echoplex is located at:
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-8200
http://www.attheecho.com/
The venue is 18 yrs & over
Advanced tickets available at Ticket Web

SKY SUNLIGHT SAXON of the psychedelic garage rock legends THE SEEDS passed away at 9:10am Thursday, June 25th, 2009 at St David's South Austin Hospital in Austin, Texas. Sky died of heart & kidney failure, due to an undiagnosed infection of his internal organs. He passed peacefully with his wife Sabrina Smith Saxon & his spiritual brother in YaHoWha Joshua Aquarian by his side. He died, in his words, at the age of "eternal".

Sky had many projects in the works that will undoubtedly still be completed & released in the coming months if not years due to his wealth of creative material left behind. One of which is a documentary about his legendary band THE SEEDS to be released next year in 2010. The documentary chronicles the band's activities with exclusive interviews with all original members, & rare never-before-seen footage of the band live & in session. The project is spear-headed by Alec Palao of Ace Records U.K. (The Zombies' box set "Zombie Heaven") -

"Part of the impetus for the SEEDS documentary is to correct a lot of the misperceptions about the band," explains documentary-maker ALEC PALAO, "and to properly state their role and achievements, and celebrate their music for what it is. The band were way ahead of their time, which I realize more and more as I go thru the nuts and bolts of their recordings. Due to various circumstances beyond the band's control, the original integrity of what the band was doing got lumped in with the worst commercial hype of the psychedelic scene as it expanded. Ultimately it means that the hipsters and tastemakers got turned off by the hype, and those prejudices have remained with all the commentators and writers ever since. So THE DOORS remain hip and leaders and THE SEEDS are seen as commercial hippies, followers, or not even an authentic part of the initial movement, which of course is dead wrong. I'm doing my part to correct that!"

Jennifer Marchand
Publicist :: Sky Sunlight Saxon
"Pushin' Too Hard" by THE SEEDS - Top 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bleu French Laundry Rocknroll Promotions
Austin, Texas