Gary Zekley

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Alan Gary Zekley (January 4, 1943 – June 19, 1996) was a West Coast record producer and songwriter associated with 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s bands and songs in the bubblegum, rock and roll, sunshine pop, and surf genres.[1]

He co-wrote "Sooner or Later", a top-10 hit for the Grass Roots in 1971. R.E.M. recorded his song "Superman" on their 1986 album Lifes Rich Pageant. The song was originally recorded by the Clique. Zekley wrote or produced songs by bands such as Big Pig, Dick and Dee Dee, Jan and Dean, Sweathog, Spanky and Our Gang, the Ragamuffins, the Mamas & the Papas, and the Yellow Balloon.[2] He died of a heart attack.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Gary Zekley Producers and Impresarios". Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Spectropop's Gary Zekley Discography". Retrieved 2007-10-31. 

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