GARY S. PAXTON - DECEASED



Gary S. Paxton, a musical maverick who wrote more than 2,000 songs and produced the pop hits “Alley-Oop” and “Monster Mash,” and who later overcame addiction and transitioned to a career as a gospel musician, died 17th July 2016 at an assisted-living center in Branson, Mo. He was 77.

Gary S. Paxton (bearded) pictured with The Whatt Four some time in 1967. The bus served as his studio’s control room. Paxton of course was instrumental in the development of The Avengers, he produced their records and even co-wrote their most famous song "Be A Cave Man" 

*photo credit: GarageHangover.com

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