Tuesday, November 17, 2015

PF Sloan Passes Away at Age 70

When people bought records in the 1960s the songwriter was usually not known.  There were obviously some singer songwriters who are household names, but very few heard of P.F Sloan.  I looked in my Joel Whitburn book and saw only two very minor hits as P.F. was primarily a songwriter.  His claim to fame was Eve of Destruction as recorded by Barry McGuire in 1965.  It is a very bitter song, but much of what is said in it sadly applies today especially after the recent events in Paris.  He wrote many other hits including:
  • Take Me For What Its Worth by the Searchers (Sloan's version is seen and heard above)
  • A Must to Avoid - Herman's Hermits
  • You Baby -  Turtles
  • Where Were You When I Needed You - Grass Roots
  • Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
He just passed away from pancreatic cancer. My condolences to his family and friends.

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