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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys were formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California

I guess I am in the mood to blog about music today, hope you don’t mind.

The Beach Boys changed everything when they came out. They were a real voice to the youth of Southern California during 60’s. They sang about surfing, cars, romance and girls…….I guess things haven’t changed soo much. I love to listen to them when I feel down because they are an instant pick up! I have attached so great videos of a few of my favorite songs.

Here is some history of this prolific band:

The group was initially composed of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Managed by the Wilsons’ father Murry, The Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in 1962. The band’s early music gained popularity across the United States for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics. By the mid 1960s, leader Brian Wilson’s growing creative ambition and songwriting ability would dominate the group’s musical direction. The primarily Brian-composed Pet Sounds album and “Good Vibrations” single (both released in 1966) featured a complex, intricate and multi-layered sound that was a far cry from the simple surf rock of The Beach Boys’ early years.


3 responses »

  1. We love music and all things Beach Boys! Thanks for posting!


  2. Oh you’ve hit a musical note in my ancient, surfer girl soul Hepcat! This just HAD to be THE most fun band that ever made music. There are 3 generations of Beach Boy fans in this family. Their music is timeless and never fails to make a heart feel good. Here’s a little trivia for you…Alan Jardine was NOT an “original” Beach Boy. David Marks was, (and boy did I have a hot crush on him!!!). If you look at their first three albums you will see David. He was actually the first one to tell Murray Wilson to go to hell & he got kicked out. He’s still around, has been playing music throughout the years & does small gig’s here & there. After he left the Beach Boys he started a group of his own – Dave & The Marksmen. (I was the Sacramento fan club president :- ) They played the Memorial Auditorium here in Sacto along with Jan & Dean a couple of times. Thanks for the memories. I guess I’ll be listening to BB CD’s all the way to San Fran today!


    • hepcatrestorations

      Yeah, their music always puts me in a good mood. It has a feel of its own. I don’t think they were as big on the East coast as they were in the West coast.



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