When you think of the Beach Boys, chances are you picture surfboards, hot rods, and the warm beaches of sunny southern California. What you may not know is that behind the group's fun-loving image and carefree songs are years of hard work, career ups and downs, and personal tragendy. The Beach Boys are, in both their lives and music, more complicated than they first appear. Much of the gr…
The Beach Boys
WHEN I GROW UP (TO BE A MAN) - California Saga, “rock And Roll Music”, Family Affair, Surf City Soul, What's In A Name?
Hawthorne, California, is five miles from the nearest beach.
“Surfin'” took off on the local singles charts like wildfire and hit Billboard‘s number seventy-five spot by March 1962.
GOOD VIBRATIONS - Turbulent Times, Bruce Johnston: “i Write The Song”, “don't Worry Baby”, Spiritual Music
The Beach Boys finished off 1964 with a bang.
THE NEAREST FARAWAY PLACE - “add Some Music To Your Day”, “here Comes The Night”, “i Know There's An Answer”
Anxious to begin writing songs for his latest project, Brian remembered a witty young folksinger named Van Dyke Parks he had met through a mutual friend.
The next stage in the Beach Boys' career was as notable for its troubled relationships as for the music the group made together. Brian continued to sink further into his depression and was finally forced to seek help. Every member of the group except for Al divorced at least once more, and the band went through several managers who left them worse off financially. And, strangest of all, De…
ENDLESS HARMONY - “sail On, Sailor”, Dennis Wilson, Dreamer, Brian Gets Back On Track, Picking Up The Pieces
The Beach Boys' best years were behind them by the early ‘80s.
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