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

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17 November 2019

Band: The Beach Boys
Song: Good Vibrations
B-sideLet’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 UK charts
on 17 November 1966, 53 years ago today

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

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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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Surf Legends THE BEACH BOYS Turned CHUCK BERRY’s ‘SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN’ Into ‘SURFIN’ USA’… 55 Years Ago

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5 October 2019

45 years ago today, on 5 October 1974 Californian surf-pop legends THE BEACH BOYS hit the top spot of the US Albums Chart with their hits packed compilation album ‘Endless Summer‘. One of the standout highlights on the LP was definitely ‘SURFIN’ USA‘, released as a single 10 years before in 1964, 55 years ago. A song with lyrics by mastermind Brian Wilson set to the steamy music of ace hit ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’ by rock hero Chuck Berry.

Here come the surfers…

And here’s the late great Chuck Berry‘s steamroller ‘Sweet Little Sixteen‘…

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‘Help Me Rhonda’ By THE BEACH BOYS – No 1 Hit In America 29 May 1965…

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29 May 2019

Today 54 years ago, on 29 May 1965, Californian legends THE BEACH BOYS scored
their second number one hit in the US with the sickly sticky cracker ‘HELP ME, RHONDA‘. This irresistible earworm is exemplary for what those beach boys were all about: sunlit humdingers, colored with multi-layered harmonies, you just can’t resist to sing along to. Here we go…

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Happy 75 To Musical Genius… BRIAN WILSON…

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Musical genius BRIAN WILSON celebrates his 75th birthday today – 20 June 2017. A legendary artist most famous, as we all know, for creating that vibrant Californian surf sound with his monumental harmonies band THE BEACH BOYS. Back then in the glorious sixties the rivalry with The Beatles drove him paranoid and pretty mad. He left the band
to take a very long vacation in his bedroom. But in the late 80s, early 90s he returned and released several solo albums (with ‘No Pier Pressure‘ as his most recent work) and the man is still touring. yes, music in his veins and DNA. Here are three (extremely difficult to choose only three massive hits) Brian Wilson compositions to celebrate the icon’s 75th birthday…

DO IT AGAIN (1969)

CALIFORNIA GIRLS (1965)

BARBARA ANN (1965)

The making of solo album NO PIER PRESSURE (2015)

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