Songwriter and musician P.F. Sloan has passed away of pancreatic cancer at the age of 70.
Sloan co-wrote a series of hit songs with Steve Barri during the 1960's and early 1970's most notably Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction", "Unless You Care" by Terry Black and "Secret Agent Man" by Johnny Rivers. Sloan & Barri on several songs which became hits for The Grass Roots - "Where Were When I Needed You", "Let's Live For Today" and "Things I Should Have Said." In addition to songwriting, Sloan was also respected session player and was associated with The Wrecking Crew.
Given the events which have taken place in Paris, "Eve of Destruction" takes on a new meaning 50 years after it was written.