Gary S. Paxton | Public domain | 16287su
Record producer Gary Sanford Paxton was born Larry Wayne Stevens on May 18, 1939 and died on July 17, 2016 from complications of heart surgery and liver disease, aged 77.
He was a successful record producer, recording artist, and songwriter. Paxton came to notice as a member of Skip & Flip and The Hollywood Argyles is famed for being producer of “Alley Oop” for The Hollywood Argyles in 1960 and “Monster Mash” for Bobby “Boris” Pickett in 1962.
One of his last compositions was entitled When I Die, Just Bury Me at Wal-Mart (So My Wife Will Come Visit Me).
Sue fans know him as the producer of “Like long hair” for Paul Revere and The Raiders, which was also a pop hit in the US, and was released on UK Sue WI 343.
“Sho know a lot about love” by The Hollywood Argyles was released on the UK Sue LP ILP 933 “The Sue Story Vol. 2”.