THE BEACH BOYS Topped The US And UK Singles Chart With ‘GOOD VIBRATIONS’ 53 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

4 November 2019

Band: The Beach Boys
Song: Good Vibrations
B-side: Let’s Go Away for A While
Note 1: Music by Brian Wilson, lyrics by Mike Love
Note 2: Legend goes that the song’s title was inspired
by Wilson‘s obsession with cosmic vibrations, as his mother
would tell him as a kid that dogs sometimes bark at people
in response to their ‘bad vibrations’
Note 3: Over 90 hours of tape was consumed for the recordings
of the good vibes, with a total cost of production estimated
to be in the tens of thousands of dollars
Note 4: The single hit the top spot of the US and UK charts
in November 1966, 53 years ago


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