Sunday, August 19, 2012

Remembering Two Scott MacKenzies

I found out today that Scott Mackenzie who recorded the big 1967 hit San Francisco (Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) passed away at age 73.  That hit was the anthem of the Summer of Love.  I remember reading about him in the following autobiography of John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas:

 Phillips, J. and Jerome, J. (1986). Papa John: The autobiography of John Phillips. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday  Co.

From 1972-74 I was a chemistry student at the University of Rhode Island.  There was a Professor named Scott MacKenzie.  I always remember how kind he was when he invited me to his home for dinner when I was a brand new student.  I heard that he passed away several years ago.  If any of my chemistry friends are reading this you can see a partial list of his publications in professional journals


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