Sky Saxon: Punk's Early Seed Dies : All Songs Considered Sky Saxon, the lead singer of the '60s psychedelic garage band The Seeds, died today. His wife Sabrina Sherry Smith Saxon broke the news on her Facebook page.
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Sky Saxon: Punk's Early Seed Dies

Sky Saxon, the lead singer of the '60s psychedelic garage band The Seeds, died today. His wife Sabrina Sherry Smith Saxon broke the news on her Facebook page.

"Sky has passed over and YaHoWha is waiting for him at the gate. He will soon be home with his Father. I'm so sorry I couldn't keep him here with us. More later. I'm sorry."

YaHoWha was the founder of a commune where Saxon lived, and where he wrote much of his music. It was a key part of life.

Saxon was an original -- a singer whose voice sounded like no other on the radio in 1966. Take a listen to this lip-synced performance and think of some of the singers who were inspired by Sky Saxon:

Share your own Sky Saxon memories.

These days, you are more likely to know The Seed's first regional California hit, "Can't Seem To Make You Mine," from 1965, since it's been used in a Axe Body Spray ad.

What a world.