Terry Melcher
Record producer, musician
Terry Melcher
Terrence P. Melcher was an American musician and record producer, who was instrumental in shaping the sound of American West Coast rock music. His greatest contribution to the culture of the time was producing The Byrds' innovative hits "Mr Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and his groundbreaking work with the Beach Boys. He was the only child of actress/singer Doris Day.
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Doris Day: My Heart - Financial Times
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Well, not quite brand new: My Heart is a compilation of unreleased songs mainly made with her music producer son Terry Melcher, who worked with The Byrds and The Beach Boys, and who died in 2004. The tracks date from the 1950s to the 1980s and range
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The Irish Times - Friday, September 2, 2011 - Irish Times
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“I met Van Dyke at Terry Melcher's house in 1965 and I was so impressed with his manner of speech, so I asked if he had ever written any lyrics for songs and he replied: 'No, but I would be pleased to try'. We got together, and the first song we wrote
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Doris Day New Photo: 'My Heart' Album Promo - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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The album features the track "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," produced by Day's son Terry Melcher, who died of cancer in 2004. Doris Day, who began her film career in 1948 and went on to become the biggest female box-office attraction in the United
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Original girl next door is back in the spotlight with new album - Montreal Gazette
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These are previously unreleased recordings produced by her only son, Terry Melcher, before his death in 2004. How far before is not exactly clear. In a statement, Day says: "I had to sing some modern songs because I had already done all the old ones,"
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Steve Smith: New Doris Day CD? - Pasadena Star-News
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The CD is a compilation of previously unreleased recordings produced by her son, Terry Melcher, prior to his death in 2004. About the album, she says, "These are the tunes that reflect my love of animals, and my love for my son
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Day's not over yet - Halesowen News
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Gifted producer and musician Terry Melcher's presence is felt throughout the album. The track Day "really loves" was laid down by her son before he died in 2004, aged 62, after a struggle with melanoma. The upbeat tempo and apple-pie mood is stripped
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'Whatever will be' - BBC News
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Releasing the album My Heart has been an emotional journey for Day, as many of the tracks were produced by her son Terry Melcher before his death in 2004. "I think that he would just love the idea," she says. "He's there. He's with me
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Calamity Jane star Doris Day to make musical comeback at 87 - Daily Mail
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The compilation is entitled My Heart and contains previously unreleased recordings produced by Day's late son, Terry Melcher, who died in 2004. It's very much a tribute to Melcher, who was a songwriter and producer of some note, not to mention an ... - -
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An Anti-Climactic Close to Hollywood Murder Investigation - Huffington Post (blog)
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Manson had targeted the house on Cielo Drive merely because it once housed Doris Day's son Terry Melcher, with whom Manson had quarreled. In the aftermath of the Manson killings, celebrities began hiring personal bodyguards in much larger numbers and
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Still 'Happy Together' - Eagle Tribune
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"We got to Hollywood and met Terry Melcher (producer and son of Doris Day)," Lindsay said. "He wanted to make us more pop. We got 'Stepping Out,' 'Just Like Me' and we were off." Actually, Paul Revere & The Raiders were on — on ABC-TV every afternoon
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Doris Day - My Heart - Gery Newsroom
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Za ich produkcję odpowiedzialny jest syn Doris – Terry Melcher. Doris Day całkowicie zaangażowała się w tę muzyczną selekcję materiału. Jej syn Terry Melcher – znany jako twórca i producent hitów takich artystów jak np. The Byrds („Mr. Tambourine Man”)
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Doris Day vai lançar disco aos 89 anos - veja.com
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Extravagante: Charles Manson - EFE EME
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... gran herida hubo de sobrevenir poco después, cuando una maqueta suya –probablemente la que avanzaba el álbum que se comenta– fue rechazada rotundamente por el entonces productor de los Byrds y hombre fuerte en la escena californiana, Terry Melcher
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Billboard Bits: Bono Goes Hitchhiking, Moby 'Mildly Electrocuted' - Billboard
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Titled "My Heart," the album features six previously unreleased tracks produced by her late son Terry Melcher, and the new songs feature orchestral arrangements from British producer Ted Carfrae. More so, these recordings are the result of the last
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Terry Melcher
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 62
    On November 19, 2004, Terry Melcher died at his home of melanoma, after a long illness.
    More Details Hide Details He was 62 and was survived by his wife, Terese, his son, Ryan Melcher, and his mother, Doris Day.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 50
    Melcher also produced the band's 1992 studio record, Summer in Paradise, which was the first record produced digitally on Pro Tools.
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  • 1988
    Age 46
    In 1988, Melcher earned a Golden Globe nomination for co-writing the song "Kokomo" with John Phillips, Scott McKenzie and Mike Love.
    More Details Hide Details Recorded by the Beach Boys, the song was featured in the 1988 Tom Cruise film Cocktail, and hit No. 1 (the band's career fourth overall) on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified gold for U.S. sales of more than a million copies.
  • 1985
    Age 43
    In 1985, Terry co-produced the cable show, Doris Day's Best Friends, and worked as the director and vice president of the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
    More Details Hide Details He and his mother, to whom he remained close throughout his life, also co-owned the Cypress Inn, a small hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 27
    Melcher again acted as producer for the Byrds on Ballad of Easy Rider, their eighth album, released in November 1969 (see 1969 in music).
    More Details Hide Details The album peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard charts. At the time it was met with mixed reviews but is today regarded as one of the band's stronger albums from the latter half of their career. In the early 1970s, Melcher was the producer of the Byrds' 9th and 10th albums, (Untitled) and Byrdmaniax. But the results on Byrdmaniax were not well received; one critic referred to the album as "Melcher's Folly", due to his heavy overdubs of horns and strings, done without the knowledge of the band. During this time, he also dabbled in real estate and served as the executive producer on his mother's CBS series, The Doris Day Show. He later recorded two solo albums, Terry Melcher and Royal Flush.
  • 1968
    Age 26
    In 1968, Beach Boy Dennis Wilson introduced Melcher to ex-con and aspiring musician Charles Manson.
    More Details Hide Details Manson and his "family" had been living in Wilson's house at 14400 Sunset Boulevard after Wilson had picked up hitchhiking Manson family members Patricia Krenwinkel and Ella Jo Bailey. Wilson expressed interest in Manson's music and even recorded two of Manson's songs with the Beach Boys. For a time, Melcher was interested in recording Manson's music as well as making a film about the family and their hippie commune existence. Manson met Melcher at 10050 Cielo Drive, the home Melcher shared with his girlfriend, actress Candice Bergen, and with musician Mark Lindsay. Manson eventually auditioned for Melcher, but Melcher declined to sign him. There was still talk of a documentary being made about Manson's music, but Melcher abandoned the project after witnessing his subject become embroiled in a fight with a drunken stuntman at Spahn Ranch. Both Wilson and Melcher severed their ties with Manson, a move that angered Manson.
  • 1967
    Age 25
    Melcher was also a board member of the Monterey Pop Foundation and a producer of the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.
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  • 1966
    Age 24
    Melcher also performed on the Beach Boys' platinum album Pet Sounds as a background vocalist, and introduced Brian Wilson to lyricist Van Dyke Parks in February 1966, beginning their partnership on the The Smile Sessions project.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 0
    Born on February 8, 1942.
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