Geoffrey Cushing-Murray

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Geoffrey Cushing-Murray (born 1946, New York[clarification needed], United States) is an American songwriter. He served as a decorated Army officer in Vietnam and studied English at UCLA, where he was a member of the varsity fencing team. He has written songs such as "Hot Night in a Cold Town" which was covered by John Mellencamp, Uriah Heep and Steppenwolf. He was also a longtime songwriting partner of Carl Wilson,[1] having penned possibly the finest Beach Boys lyric ever "Angel Come Home", plus the equally beautiful "Full Sail", "Goin' South" and Love Surrounds Me with Dennis Wilson, plans to write with Brian were shelved at the initial discussion stage


  1. ^ Bambarger, Bradley (5 September 1998). Carl Wilson Tribute Concert Set. Billboard. p. 7. Retrieved 12 May 2010.