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PF Sloan: The End of a Hiatus

PF Sloan.
PF Sloan.

PF Sloan was a major songwriter in L.A.'s burgeoning '60s folk and pop scene, with writing credits for the likes of The Turtles, Johnny Rivers and The Grassroots. His song "Eve of Destruction" (performed by Barry McGuire) was a #1 hit in 1965, and is widely recognized as one of the first protest anthems to crack the pop charts. After a long break from the music business, Sloan recently returned with the new Sailover.

After entering the music business at 14, Sloan quickly became a driving force behind the Dunhill Records pop factory. His writing and performance credits from this era include tracks by The Mamas & Papas and Jan & Dean, as well as "Eve of Destruction"; this flood of productivity all took place before he was 22. After that prolific period, Sloan's musical output slowed considerably, so Sailover marks a welcome return. The album includes several of his classics alongside strong new compositions, with guests including Buddy Miller, Frank Black and Lucinda Williams.

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Michaela Majoun