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Scott McKenzie

1939 - 2012

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Scott McKenzie (born Philip Wallach Blondheim III; January 10, 1939 – August 18, 2012) was an American singer and songwriter who recorded the 1967 hit single and generational anthem "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scott McKenzie has received more than 1,369,931 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Scott McKenzie is the 447th most popular musician (down from 324th in 2019), the 2,403rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,848th in 2019) and the 131st most popular American Musician.

Scott McKenzie is most famous for his song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" which was written and recorded in 1967.

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Among musicians, Scott McKenzie ranks 447 out of 3,175Before him are Elvis Costello, Ton Koopman, Danko Jones, Dee Dee Ramone, Steve Morse, and Kai Hansen. After him are Christoph Eschenbach, John Frusciante, Dionisio Aguado y García, Mitsuko Uchida, Marco Hietala, and Ralf Hütter.

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Among people born in 1939, Scott McKenzie ranks 130Before him are Paul Sorvino, Josef Abrhám, Marisa Mell, Alan Baker, George Hamilton, and Karel Brückner. After him are Irina Press, Ralph Boston, Robert James Waller, Neil Sedaka, Andrew Parker Bowles, and Hércules Brito Ruas. Among people deceased in 2012, Scott McKenzie ranks 103Before him are Włodzimierz Smolarek, Alfred Schmidt, Lina Romay, Andy Williams, Nora Ephron, and Carlo Maria Martini. After him are Gitta Sereny, Charles Durning, Félix Miélli Venerando, Svetozar Gligorić, Bal Thackeray, and Sergio Pininfarina.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scott McKenzie ranks 2,403 out of 20,380Before him are Katey Sagal (1954), Nora Ephron (1941), Broncho Billy Anderson (1880), Danny Elfman (1953), Chris Evans (1981), and Robert Brout (1928). After him are Ed Sullivan (1901), Larry Fink (1952), Asa Akira (1986), Bill Duke (1943), Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), and Alexander Haig (1924).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Scott McKenzie ranks 131Before him are Steve Vai (1960), Kenny Loggins (1948), Philly Joe Jones (1923), Al Di Meola (1954), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), and Steve Morse (1954). After him are John Frusciante (1970), Bud Powell (1924), Richie Sambora (1959), James Ingram (1952), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), and Matt Cameron (1962).