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  • Jimmy O'Neill dies at 73; L.A. deejay hosted TV's 'Shindig!'

    Jimmy O'Neill dies at 73; L.A. deejay hosted TV's 'Shindig!'
    Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died Friday at his West Hollywood home. He was 73.
  • Paul Tanner dies at 95; trombonist with Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Paul Tanner dies at 95; trombonist with Glenn Miller Orchestra
    Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who became a prominent jazz educator at UCLA and created an unusual electronic musical instrument heard on the Beach Boys' classic 1966 hit "Good Vibrations," has died. He was 95. Tanner died...

    Terry 'Tubesteak' Tracy dies at 77; model for Big Kahuna in 'Gidget'

    Terry 'Tubesteak' Tracy dies at 77; model for Big Kahuna in 'Gidget'
    In 1956, Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy, freshly fired from his job at a downtown insurance company, bid goodbye to the 9-to-5 life and headed for the Malibu shore, where he built himself a shack out of wood scraps and palm fronds and sailed into surfing...

    Jim Mees dies at 57; set designer best known for 'Star Trek' work

    Jim Mees dies at 57; set designer best known for 'Star Trek' work
    Jim Mees, an Emmy-winning set decorator who helped bring alien worlds to life in the long-running "Star Trek" TV series, died Friday at his home in Selinsgrove, Pa., said his partner, Michael Smyth. He was 57 and had pancreatic cancer. Mees, who...

    Scott McKenzie dies at 73; his 'San Francisco' caught flower-power wave

    Scott McKenzie dies at 73; his 'San Francisco' caught flower-power wave
    Scott McKenzie, whose 1967 hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" captured the spirit of the '60s flower-power movement and became a generational touchstone, has died. He was 73. McKenzie died Saturday at his home in Silver...