|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1942|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2013|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Songwriter, Musician. He will be best remembered for penning the song "Along Comes Mary" (1966), which became a Top-Ten hit for The Association. After graduating from high school, the Minnesota native moved to California and attended Los Angeles College where he studied Visual and Performing Arts. His career was given a boost when he established a close friendship with The Beach Boys' leader Brian Wilson, for which resulted in contributions to the group's 1972 album "Sail On, Sailor". He additionally co-wrote the song "Marcella" (1972) with Wilson for the album "Carl and the Passions- So Tough". Almer achieved significant recognition within the industry six-years earlier with his score "Along Come Mary", for which peaked at number seven on the Pop Charts for The Association in 1966. Other artists including George Benson (1968) and The Manhattan Transfer (1995) recorded versions of the song. Almer's other claim to fame was his invention of a water-pipe smoking apparatus called "Tandyn Almer Slave Master". He moved to and resided in the Washington DC-area during the late 1970s. (bio by: C.S.)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 24, 2013
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