Died: 4 July 1984, when his motorcycle was in a collision with a van driven by a drunk driver on Independence Day.
Spheeris was the son of a traveling carnival family who settled in Venice, California. After the death of his father, Spheeris then moved to New York City to develop a songwriting career. He befriended Richie Havens, who introduced him to Columbia Records- with whom he signed a four-album deal. After releasing these albums, and a 1980 single, Spheeris released no further material for 4 years.
Sadly, just hours before his death, he had completed a new album which wasn't released until long after his demise.
Jimmie Spheeris Discography Tracks
- 11 Vocals
- 10 Instruments & Performance
- 15 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Production
- 1 Technical
- 1 Visual