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P.F. Sloan. Another great is gone.
« on: November 17, 2015, 12:21:13 PM »
Another legend gone. Phil Sloan was an essential part of the J&D family. He wrote some very, very good songs - I Found A Girl perhaps his best for Jan & Dean - and performed on numerous backing tracks (and at least one lead vocal on Move out little Mustang).

If there is another life, I reckon Jan is welcoming Phil there.

Rock on Phil: You can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
You made all of our lives a little richer.

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Re: P.F. Sloan. Another great is gone.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 02:56:05 PM »
One of the all-time greats. He was one of Billboard's Top-10 songwriters of 1966 (#8).

I'll always be grateful that Phil shared his memories with me over the years. There are some good quotes from him in my book. And I'm glad he published his own memoir.

I was appalled when he told me how he lost the rights to his songs. I'm glad he fought through his personal problems and got back into music after being "absent" for so many years.

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Re: P.F. Sloan. Another great is gone.
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 10:28:17 AM »
I was appalled when he told me how he lost the rights to his songs.

Is this a story you can share, Mark?

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 01:31:47 PM »
I cannot recall ever seeing a photo of Jan and / or Dean with Phil or Steve.

They just didn't see to take pictures in those days. I would love to see some pics of the sessions (I know we have Pop Symphony)

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Re: P.F. Sloan. Another great is gone.
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 02:56:53 PM »
I was appalled when he told me how he lost the rights to his songs.

Is this a story you can share, Mark?

Phil said he was forced to sign away his songwriting royalties in order to get out from under Dunhill. He wanted to become a full-time solo artist, and the label wanted him to continue writing songs for other artists. It was a bad deal. His rights were restored in 2002 when MCA acquired Dunhill. Phil also suffered bouts of mental illness and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
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