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Yes, it was that important of an album… The Beach Boys released their 11th album “Pet Sounds” on May 16, 1966. At first it met a lukewarm critical and commercial reception in the United States, but received immediate success abroad, where British publications declared it “the most progressive pop album ever”. It charted at number […]

The Beach Boys LP “Pet Sounds” was released on May 16, 1966. Here is one of our favorite songs from the album “God Only Knows”. This may be a little different than you’ve heard it before as it is just the vocal tracks. It is titled as ‘a cappella,’ but at a few places you […]

2nd April 1964, The Beach Boys recorded their next single ‘I Get Around’, which became their first US No.1 in the summer of this year. The song begins with a multi-part a cappella introduction that quickly shifts into rock-style verses sung by Mike Love and a pop chorus sung in falsetto by Brian Wilson. More […]

18th February 1966, Beach Boy Brian Wilson recorded the future classic song ‘Good Vibrations’, which went on to become the band’s third US number-one hit. As a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up “vibrations” from people, so that the dog would bark at “bad vibrations” Wilson turned this into the general […]

13th February 2016, All four members of English indie rock group Viola Beach, Kris Leonard (guitar and vocals), River Reeves (guitar), Tomas Lowe (bass guitar), and Jack Dakin (drums) along with their manager Craig Tarry, died in a car crash in Södertälje, Sweden. Witnesses said they saw the car fall through a gap on the […]

The Beach Boys Dennis Wilson left us 34 years ago today. Dennis Carl Wilson was a musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best remembered as their drummer. He was the middle brother of bandmates Brian and Carl Wilson. Although The Beach Boys were known for their ‘surf’ music, Dennis was […]

The Beach Boys’ founding member Carl Wilson would have turned 71 years old today. Of the 3 brothers, Brian was the genius of the band, Dennis was the surfing rebel and Carl was the heart and soul of the band. We lost Carl to cancer on Feb. 6, 1998. Here is Carl doing the lead […]

When the new Billboard charts came out on Dec. 10, 1966, The Beach Boys were at #1 with “Good Vibrations”. And entering the same chart at #98 were The Electric Prunes with their soon to be hit “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night”. We know you have to remember the song, though you […]

Just in time for the Holidays, on this date in 1961, The Beach Boys first single ‘Surfin’ was released on Candix Records( X records) a small label based in Los Angeles. On the strength of the song’s performance in the Southern California market, Capitol Records signed the group. Other surfing songs would follow: ‘Surfin’ Safari,’ […]

The Beach Boys became international superstars singing about ‘cars and surfing’, yet only one of them actually surfed. Dennis Wilson, the middle brother of the 3 Wilson boys was the only member of the band who surfed. Dennis was not the lead singer or the main songwriter of The Beach Boys but to many he […]


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