Today we pay tribute to the late P.F. Sloan.
I have had the chance to interview a few fellow 'Phil's' through the years. The "F" stood for his nickname, 'Flip.' That was also my nickname for a time when I was young. In fact, an instructor at broadcasting school suggested Flip Flash as my radio name. I am glad that I never went with that. (No one today would know that was a play on 1970's camera technology.)
I was honored to have P.F. Sloan join me by phone in 2001. We were promoting the very good Varese Sarabande CD , Child Of Our Times: The Trousdale Demo Sessions. We talked about his early days as a writer for Screen Gems and his surf music days playing on records for Bruce and Terry and the Fantastic Baggys.
P.F. Sloan, in collaboration with Steve Barri, recorded songs that were eventually released as the Grass Roots.