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June 2, 1990
Gary Usher, a music producer who wrote songs with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, has died of cancer. He was 51. Usher, who died at his Los Angeles home May 25, produced, arranged and wrote for several groups including the Beach Boys, the Surfaris and the Hondells. With Wilson, he co-wrote the Beach Boys hits "409" and "In My Room," and as late at 1988, he worked with Wilson on the comeback solo album "Brian Wilson."
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June 2, 1990
Gary Usher, a music producer who wrote songs with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, has died of cancer. He was 51. Usher, who died at his Los Angeles home May 25, produced, arranged and wrote for several groups including the Beach Boys, the Surfaris and the Hondells. With Wilson, he co-wrote the Beach Boys hits "409" and "In My Room," and as late at 1988, he worked with Wilson on the comeback solo album "Brian Wilson."
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March 29, 2006 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Eugene Landy, the psychologist who was denounced as a Svengali for his controversial relationship with Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, has died. He was 71. Landy died March 22 in Honolulu of respiratory complications of lung cancer, said William Flaxman, a longtime colleague. A pioneer of what he called "24-hour therapy," Landy was known for a show-business clientele that at one time included rocker Alice Cooper and actors Richard Harris and Rod Steiger.
SPORTS
September 4, 1987 | RICH TOSCHES, Times Staff Writer
Ever watch a 9-year-old at play? Goofy is perhaps the best word to describe it. Arms and legs flailing wildly with no apparent link to each other, limbs that seem to take commands not from the brain but from some lesser anatomical part. Kicking a ball can seem as complicated as a triple back flip with a twist off a 10-meter diving platform. Is that boy swinging a baseball bat or is he trying to escape a swarm of angry bees?
NEWS
July 27, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer based in Costa Mesa. and
Surfing is the only life, the only way for me, now surf, surf. . .with me. --The Beach Boys, 1961 Ask most people outside of Southern California, and they'll likely tell you that surf music was the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean and their clean-harmonied brethren. And next to the early 1960s surf films--both Bruce Brown's enthralling documentaries and Hollywood's Annette-and-Frankie glut--their songs were indeed the chief proselytizers of California's golden surfing life.
MAGAZINE
June 26, 1988 | NANCY SPILLER, Nancy Spiller is a Los Angeles writer.
NEXT MONTH the rock 'n' roll world looks forward to the solo debut of one of its acknowledged geniuses--Brian Wilson. The creative force behind the Beach Boys will at last release an album of his own, an event made all the more important as it may mark the end of Wilson's 20-year exile into drugs and mental illness.
NEWS
August 8, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Cinematheque's third annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction runs tonight through Aug. 25, opening with a 20th anniversary screening at 7:30 p.m. of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," often regarded as the best of the "Star Trek" movies. More than the other films in the series, it recaptures the spirit of the beloved TV series, emerging as a brisk, handsomely designed film whose hardware never overwhelms its humanity.
MAGAZINE
July 12, 1998 | ERIK HIMMELSBACH, Erik Himmelsbach is a contributing editor for Spin magazine
All of St. Charles is racing to eat before the sun sets and the kids melt down. At 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday, a time when many Angelenos are just rolling out of bed, the locals of this Illinois city are pouring into the La Za Za Trattoria, a family-friendly kind of place. A sentry of highchairs lines one wall, and the occasional shriek of a cooped-up child provides dissonant harmony to the clanging of silverware against plates and the chorus of disjointed conversations.
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