After twenty years trembling on the brink of rock stardom and fifteen years working at record companies, Ted Myers left the music business—or perhaps it was the other way around—and took a job as a copywriter at an advertising agency. This cemented his determination to make his mark as an author.
As a musician, Ted sang, played guitar, and wrote songs for five seminal rock bands between 1964 and 1984. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these was his first, The Lost, based in Boston, MA, signed to Capitol Records in 1965. In 1967 Ted started Chamaeleon Church (with Chevy Chase on drums!), and in the ’70s, two more bands in California. But, ironically, the most well-known band he played with was Ultimate Spinach, a San Francisco-style Boston band that was founded in 1967. In 1972 he wrote the song “Going in Circles” for the major motion picture X, Y & Zee starring Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Caine. It was recorded by Three Dog Night, selling about 6 million records. As a compilation producer for Rhino Records, his folk box set Washington Square Memoirs earned a Grammy nomination in 2001.
His short fiction has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies. His epic and amusing memoir, Making It: Music, Sex & Drugs in the Golden Age of Rock was published in 2017. Fluffy’s Revolution (2019) was his first novel. His second novel, Paris Escapade, was published in December 2020.
Ted lives alone in Santa Monica, California, as a happy recluse.