Songwriter/producer Terry Melcher whose collaborators included the Beach Boys, Gram Parsons, Ry Cooder and The Byrds, has passed away at the age of 62. Melcher’s production credits included the Byrds’ “Turn, Turn, Turn” and their version of “Mr. Tambourine Man”.

The son of actress Doris Day, Melcher’s name is known to crime buffs as a onetime boarder at the residence of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski, having moved out before Charles Manson’s crew went on their killing spree.