Terry Melcher

Terry Melcher

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 19 Nov 2004 (aged 62)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 9927404 · View Source
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Record Producer. Son of Doris Day and Al Jorden (later adopted by his Mother's 3rd husband Marty Melcher). He produced The Byrds' number one smash hits, "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" both in 1965. As a producer for Columbia Records who once auditioned and turned down Charles Manson for a recording contract, Melcher was thought to have been the original target of the infamous Manson murders. Just a few months before the killings, Melcher and his then-girlfriend Candice Bergen had lived in the house where the murders occured. Manson had visited Melcher there before, and learned he had moved in a subsequent visit; on the night Sharon Tate and her friends died, Manson had told his followers to kill anyone they found in the house, to send Melcher a "message". Melcher died at his Beverly Hills home after a long battle with melanoma. He was 62.

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  • Originally Created by: The Perplexed Historian
  • Added: 20 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9927404
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Terry Melcher (8 Feb 1942–19 Nov 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9927404, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.