|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1949|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1984|
Los Angeles County
Musician. He grew up traveling in the "Magic Empire", a carnival owned and operated by his parents. His father, the circus strongman, was murdered on the road and his mother fled to California. Later, Spheeris opened for many major artists of the time including Kenny Loggins, The Moody Blues and Jeff Beck. He was signed to Columbia by recording industry legend Clive Davis, and his albums include "Isle Of View" (1971), "The Original Tap Dancing Kid" (1973), "The Dragon Is Dancing (1975)" and "Ports Of The Heart" (1976). He also recorded with Joni Mitchell. He died in his very prime after being struck by a drunk driver while riding his moped near his home in Santa Monica, California. He was the brother of motion picture director Penelope Spheeris ("The Decline of Western Civilization", "Wayne's World", "Suburbia", "The Beverly Hillbillies").
(bio by: Père Lachaise)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Cremated, ashes scattered within the park surrounding the Self Realization Fellowship Center located near Los Angeles (where West Sunset Boulevard meets the Pacific Coast Highway across Sunset from the Will Rogers Ranch).
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Père Lachaise
Record added: Jan 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13108573
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