Terry Melcher Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


Produced by Melcher and The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston, The Rip Chords' 'Hey Little Cobra' spends 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No 4

Co-written by Melcher, the soundtrack to Doris Day's madcap romantic comedy Move Over Darling peaks at No 8 in the UK singles charts on release

The only song Bob Dylan ever wrote that went to No 1 in the US, Melcher's work on The Byrds' 'Mr Tambourine Man' launches folk rock and sees Dylan go electric

Believed to be the first anti-drug song, Paul Revere & The Raiders' 'Kicks' is produced by Melcher after he stops work with The Byrds. It hits No 4 in the US

Melcher returns to the producer's chair for The Byrds' eighth album, Ballad Of Easy Rider, with the title track a modest hit single for the group

Produced by Melcher and taken from The Byrds' Untitled album, the single 'Chestnut Mare' stalls outside the Top 100 in the US but enters the Top 20 in the UK

Co-written by Melcher and recorded by The Beach Boys, 'Kokomo' is a US No 1 and is chosen as the soundtrack to the hit movie Cocktail