Boys

28 Dec 1983, Having made two successful dives below a friend’s yacht to find items he’d drunkenly thrown off his own boat three years before, Beach Boy Dennis Wilson took one last dive into the Pacific and never returned from the boat moored in Marina Del Rey, California. With the help of President Reagan he […]

17 Nov 1966, The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Good Vibrations.’ As a child, Brian Wilsons 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 idea for the song. https://youtu.be/apBWI6xrbLY The Beach […]

What do you think is the best cover version of all time? On 27 Oct 2014, The Pet Shop Boys ‘Always On My Mind’ was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda […]

22 Oct 1966, The Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ made its debut on the US singles chart. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the track was recorded over six weeks in four different Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over $16,000. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly like […]

27 Aug 1966, The Beach Boys ‘God Only Knows’ peaked at No.2 on the UK singles chart. The song broke new ground in many ways. It was one of the first commercial songs to use the word ‘God’ in its title and Brian Wilson used many unorthodox instruments, including the French horns that are heard […]

Happy 74th birthday to Don Henley, born 22 July 1947, singer, songwriter, and drummer with the Eagles, who had the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Hotel California’, plus 5 US No.1 albums. The Eagles ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’ is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m. Henley had the […]

16 May 1966 The Beach Boys released the classic album Pet Sounds widely ranked as one of the most influential records ever released and has been ranked at No.1 in several music magazines lists of greatest albums of all time, including New Musical Express, The Times and Mojo Magazine. In 2003, it was ranked No.2 […]

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds | This Day In Music Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164598086355167

8 Feb 1942, born on this day, Terry Melcher, who was behind hits by the Byrds, Ry Cooder and the Beach Boys. The son of actress Doris Day, he co-wrote ‘Kokomo’ for The Beach Boys, and produced ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ for the Byrds, as well as hits for The Mamas & the Papas. Melcher died […]

10 Dec 1966, The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Good Vibrations’, the group’s third US No.1. As a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up “vibrations” from people, so that theSee More dog would bark at “bad vibrations” Wilson turned this into the general idea for […]


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