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Terry Melcher

American musician and record producer

Terrence Paul Melcher (born Terrence Paul Jorden, February 8, 1942 – November 19, 2004) was an American musician and record producer. He produced the Byrds. He produced their hit cover versions of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn!".[1] He was the son of actress Doris Day and Day's first husband, Al Jorden. Day's third husband, Martin Melcher, adopted him in 1951.[2]

Terry Melcher
Terry Melcher Byrds in studio 1965.jpg
Melcher at left, in the studio with the Byrds' Gene Clark (center) and David Crosby in 1965.
Background information
Birth nameTerrence Paul Jorden
Also known asTerry Day
Born(1942-02-08)February 8, 1942
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 19, 2004(2004-11-19) (aged 62)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Genres
OccupationsRecord producer, session musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Associated acts

On November 19, 2004, Melcher died at his home in Beverly Hills, California of melanoma, aged 62.[3]

SourcesEdit

  1. Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 33 – Revolt of the Fat Angel: American musicians respond to the British invaders. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu. Track 2.
  2. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1477227/Terry-Melcher.html
  3. Doris Day's beloved son Terry Melcher dies at 62..., dorisdaytribute.com, November 25, 2004.