Terry Melcher Biography – Terry Melcher Wiki
Terry Melcher born Terrence Paul Jorden, was an American rock producer and songwriter. He was the only child of singer-actress Doris Day.
With his mother’s encouragement, he recorded his first demo recording in 1961, which earned him a spot in Columbia Records producer-trainee program. Although his two solo-albums were unsuccessful, in spite of Doris singing back-up vocals for one of them, the single he produced with Bruce Johnston (of the Beach Boys), “Summer Means Fun,” was met with some success. According to the Rolling Stone, he also “played on the Beach Boys classic ‘Pet Sounds,’ and later co-wrote the 1988 hit ‘Kokomo’ with the group,” which received a Golden Globe nomination after it was used in the film Cocktail.
Terry Melcher Age
Melcher was born on February 8, 1942 in New York City, New York, United States. He died on November 19, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 62.
Terry Melcher Parents – Doris Day’s Son/Doris Day Children
Terry was born to trombonist Al Jorden and his wife, singer-actress Doris Day. He was Doris Day’s only child. After Day married Martin Melcher in 1951, Martin adopted her son Terry and he changed his last name from Jorden to Melcher.
Terry Melcher Wife – Terry Melcher Spouse
He married three times. His first wife was Jacqueline Carlin, whom he divorced in 1997. His second marriage was to Melissa E. Brown from 7 February 1974 to their divorce in 1977. His third marriage was to Terese Edwards, from 1998 to his death on 19 November 2004. They had a son, Ryan.
Terry Melcher Children
He had a son, Ryan Melcher. Ryan works as a realtor in Carmel, California. Ryan Melcher’s bio on the Sotheby’s website, reads “his grandmother, Doris Day, moved to Carmel in the 1970s, soon after which Ryan and his parents followed suit. His family joined another local family in partnership in the Cypress Inn, a pet-friendly, Carmel-by-the-Sea favorite. Ryan often spent his afternoons at the Inn, interacting with guests and their dogs, an activity which he now attributes to his customer-oriented style.”
Terry Melcher Death
Terry died on November 19, 2004 at his Beverly Hills, California, home of melanoma, after a long illness. He was 62.
Terry Melcher Cause of Death
Terry Melcher’s cause of death was melanoma, after a long illness.