Sky Saxon, founder and frontman of the ’60s band The Seeds, died Thursday of heart and kidney failure at a hospital in Austin, Texas. He may have been 71. The Los Angeles group’s mix of garage-band sound, psychedelia, anti-establisment lyrics, and Saxon’s Mick Jagger-style vocals made the band a favorite among the hippies of the time. The Seeds had a top-40 hit with “Pushin’ Too Hard” in 1967, followed that same year by “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine.” After the band broke up in 1969, Saxon played with other outfits, including the Source Family commune in Hawaii and, most recently, Shapes Have Fangs in Los Angeles.
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