The Beach Boys session musician Paul Tanner dies
Feb. 6, 2013, 1:36 PM EST
A session musician who played on many of the The Beach Boys' biggest hits
has died at the age of 95. Paul Tanner died of pneumonia on Tuesday (05Feb13).
Born in Kentucky, Tanner is perhaps best known for playing the electro-theremin
on some of the Californian rock band's tracks Good Vibrations, Wild Honey and I
Just Wasn't Made For These Times. He was also a trombonist in the Glenn Miller
Orchestra, with whom he toured from 1938 to 1942. In addition, he released his
own solo album, Music for Heavenly Bodies, and provided sound effects for U.S.
TV shows Lost In Space and My Favorite Martian. Tanner also taught music classes
at the University of California, Los Angeles.