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Tandyn Almer


A remarkable and enigmatic footnote towards the Western Coast pop picture of the past due 1960s, pianist, composer, and maker Tandyn Almer is most beneficial known for composing the Association’s vintage “Along Shows up Mary.” Practically there is nothing known of Almer’s roots and upbringing. In 1965, Affiliate Jules Alexander was employed by maker Curt Boettcher to try out on a demonstration of “Along Shows up Mary,” and was therefore impressed from the track he asked if his group could record it officially. Released in 1966, the solitary emerged like a blockbuster, determining the Association’s pioneering tranquility pop sound. It will have produced Almer among the most popular songwriters in LA, but he by no means again scored a significant hit. It doesn’t mean he was lacking in action, nevertheless, a variety of obscure psych pop singles carry Almer’s composing and creation credits, included in this the Paper Fortress’ “Sleepy Hollow People,” your garden Club’s “LITTTLE LADY Lost and Present,” Pleasure’s “Poor Aged Body organ Grinder,” and Dennis Olivieri’s full-length Arrived at the Party. He and Boettcher also teamed to create another Association tune, “Message in our Love,” in addition to Sagittarius’ “Musty Dusty.” In 1969, Almer documented his lone single single, “Degeneration Distance,” for Warner Bros.; he also was acknowledged alongside Brian Wilson being a co-writer on a small number of Beach Boys initiatives, including “Sail On, Sailor,” and “Marcella.” Within the mid-’70s, Tandyn Almer shifted to Washington, D.C., acquiring odd careers and writing tracks, but his bipolar disorder impacted his capability to end up being constant within his music or interactions. With the ’90s, rumours circulated that he previously passed away. He was alive and penniless, but nonetheless writing tracks. In 2011 he created serious health issues, leading to the incomplete amputation of his still left calf. On January 8, 2013 Almer passed away at his house in Washington D.C. at age group 70. In March 2013, Sundazed released Along Shows up Tandyn including 15 uncommon demos through the mid-’60s.

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Full Name Tandyn Almer
Died January 8, 2013, McLean, Virginia, United States
Profession Musician, Music Producer
Education Los Angeles City College
Music Songs Everytime I Take You Back to Me, Sunset Strip Soliloquy, About Where Love Is, Victims of Chance, You Turn Me Around, Face Down in the Mud, Bring Your Own Self Down, Menagerie of Man, Alice Designs, There's Gotta Be a Way, Where Will They Go, I Get High, Degeneration Gap, Find Yourself, Anything You Want, Escape
Albums Along Comes Tandyn

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Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 2012 Video documentary writer: "Sail On Sailor" - as Almer
Larry L 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's What I Am 2011 writer: "Along Come Mary" - as Tandryn Almer
The Departed 2006 writer: "Sail On, Sailor" 1973
Half Baked 1998 writer: "Along Comes Mary"
Head Above Water 1996 writer: "Sail On Sailor"
Modern Romance 1981 writer: "ALONG COMES MARY"

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