Sounds

4th November 1966, The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations', entered the UK chart, it went on to be a UK & US No.1 hit single. As a child, Brian Wilson's 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 […]

22nd October 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 6 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 […]

16th May 1966, The Beach Boys released the album Pet Sounds in the US. The album is now regarded as the masterpiece of composer-producer Brian Wilson. To confirm this, Pet Sounds has been widely ranked as one of the most influential records ever released and has been ranked at No.1 in several music magazines lists […]

10th March 1964, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded ‘The Sounds Of Silence’ as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become a hit in late 1965. Read it here

Great to hear Rick Buckler on BBC Radio 2 with Johnnie Walker: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05wsjwv Rick Buckler remembers his time with The Jam, Rick Buckler, Johnnie Walker’s Sounds of the 70s – BBC Radio 2 The Jam drummer Rick Buckler tells Johnnie about his decade and time with band. Read it here

21st Dec 1946, Born on this day, Carl Wilson, American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded The Beach Boys. He performed lead vocals on several of their hits, including ‘God Only Knows’ (1966) and ‘Good Vibrations’ (1966). Wilson died on 6th February 1998 after a long battle with lung cancer. More on The […]

Lovely new edition of Sounds of the Sixties book out: Phil Swern has packed 416 pages with fascinating facts about memorable hits from key artistes along with details of those hidden gems rarely heard anywhere else on the radio since their initial release. We love @TonyBlackburn Read it here


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