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The Beach Boys' Legend Brian Wilson Gets an 'A' in Music From His Old High School

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys frontman and brainchild of a California sound that changed American music, received a surprise accolade this week from his former high school — … 281 more words

The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Got An ‘F’ In High School For ‘Surfin”

By Scott T. Sterling

Brian Wilson’s storied career as a songwriter and founding member of the Beach Boys got off to what could have been a discouraging start when he was still in high school. 304 more words

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"Tribute To 2" by Jim James

In my last blog post, I talked about the 2009 cover album done by Jim James entitled, Tribute To. This project featured the charismatic frontman of My Morning Jacket taking a step back in order to look back at George Harrisons songs that have influenced him over the years while still putting his unique spin on such memorable tunes such as “My Sweet Lord.” Now in 2017, Jim James has decided to follow his highly experimental and highly political 2016 album,  443 more words


Top 21 of 1962 - #9

#9 – The Beach Boys – “409” – (1962)

Surf rock strikes yet again. This time it’s The Beach Boys with a song about cars. Okay, so I guess this is more Hot Rod Rock than Surf Rock. 14 more words


Beach Boys, Guns N' Roses Song Royalties Complicates Fight Over Charles Manson's Remains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over an estate that could cash in on songs he wrote that were used by The Beach Boys and Guns N’ Roses. 729 more words