Gary S. Paxton

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Gary S. Paxton
Birth nameLarry Wayne Stevens[1]
Born(1939-05-18)May 18, 1939
Coffeyville, Kansas, U.S.
DiedJuly 16, 2016(2016-07-16) (aged 77)
Branson, Missouri, U.S.
GenresNovelty music, Gospel music
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
Years active1959–2016
LabelsRCA, Garpax, NewPax

Gary Sanford Paxton (Larry Wayne Stevens; May 18, 1939 – July 16, 2016) was an American record producer, recording artist, and Grammy and Dove Award winning songwriter.

Paxton was a member of the Skip & Flip and The Hollywood Argyles and was the producer of two number one Billboard Hot 100 singles: "Alley Oop for The Hollywood Argyles in 1960 and "Monster Mash" for Bobby "Boris" Pickett in 1962.

Paxton died on July 16, 2016 in Branson, Missouri from complications of hepatitis C, aged 77.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gary S Paxton: From 'Monster Mash' to 'He's Alive', an incredible journey". Cross Rhythms. 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  2. "Gary S. Paxton, Gospel music songwriter, passes away". SGB Scoops Digital. July 17, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.