AUSTIN, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sky Saxon, frontman and bassist for the 60's garage legends, The Seeds has died. Saxon had been in the ICU at hospital in Austin, Texas, being treated for an undisclosed illness when he passed, his wife Sabrina, reported on her facebook page.
Saxon, born Richard Marsh, founded the Seeds in 1965 in Los Angeles and scored a regional hit with their first single "Can't Seem To Make You Mine." In 1966, the band scored their only Billboard charter with "Pushin' Too Hard," which cracked the top 40.
Although the band only had limited commercial success, they proved to be very influential in the development of the garage and psychedelic sound. Blues legend Muddy Waters once described the band as "America's own Rolling Stones."
The band ultimately disolved in the 1970s, and Saxon went on to collaborate with a number of other bands, including Redd Kross and The Chesterfield Kings before reforming The Seeds for 1989's "The Summer of Love Tour"
Saxon was also a participant in a California commune, the Source Family, led by spirital leader Father Yod.
"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." said Saxon's wife, Sabrina Sherry Smith Saxon. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers