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Terry Melcher


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Terry Melcher


The son of Doris Day, Terry Melcher was a key player on the L.A. music scene in the '60s and early '70s. Melcher's career started with the surf craze that was kicked off by the Beach Boys in the early part of the decade. Teaming up with future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston, Melcher formed the Rip Chords, who scored a hit with "Hey Little Cobra." Melcher and Johnston were also responsible for the one-shot studio group the Hot Doggers. He also began writing surf songs with Bobby Darin and, of all people, Randy Newman. Yet it was not until Melcher was hired as a staff producer at Columbia Records that he really began to shape the sound of California rock.

Top Albums

Royal Flush, Terry Melcher
1. Royal Flush
Greatest Hits, The Byrds
2. Greatest Hit..
Greatest Hits, Paul Revere & The Raiders
3. Greatest Hit..
October Project, October Project
4. October Proj..
The Essential Byrds, The Byrds
5. The Essentia..
The Byrds Play Dylan, The Byrds
6. The Byrds Pl..
Pop Classics of the 60's
7. Pop Classics..
The Legend of Paul Revere, Paul Revere & The Raiders
8. The Legend o..
The Essential Ride: The Best of Paul Revere & the Raiders, Paul Revere & The Raiders
9. The Essentia..
Hear It Now! The Sound of the '60s
10. Hear It Now!..
The Best of the Rip Chords, The Rip Chords
11. The Best of ..
Farther Along, The Byrds
12. Farther Alon..
The Best of the Byrds - Greatest Hits, Vol. II, The Byrds
13. The Best of ..
Super Hits, Paul Revere & The Raiders
14. Super Hits
Hey Little Cobra, The Rip Chords
15. Hey Little C..
The Original Singles 1965-1967, Vol. 1, The Byrds
16. The Original..
Byrdmaniax, The Byrds
17. Byrdmaniax
Super Hits, The Byrds
18. Super Hits

Top Songs

Down in MexicoRoyal Flush4:42$1.29
L.A. to MexicoRoyal Flush2:48$1.29
Happy EndingsMy Heart4:26$0.99
Fire in a RainstormRoyal Flush3:56$1.29
High RollersRoyal Flush2:53$1.29
Take It to MexicoRoyal Flush2:04$1.29
Freeway CloseRoyal Flush2:01$1.29
RebeccaRoyal Flush3:53$1.29
RosaritoRoyal Flush3:18$1.29
So Right TonightRoyal Flush2:13$1.29

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