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On Wendy And The Endless Summer Of 1974

April 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the recording of The Beach Boys’ Wendy. I was introduced to it 40 years ago this spring by a school friend named Wendy, who was the older sister of a school mate of mine, Rick Burdett. I was invited over one June afternoon after school by Rick to play […]

Sundown ( Gordon Lightfoot Cover ) 07.14.11

I was an 8 year old boy when I first heard the Gordon Lightfoot song Sundown on the radio. I was immediately drawn to the harmonies, but I was far too young to understand the exact nature of the lyric until much later. The chorus was so catchy though, it was impossible not to sing […]

Surf’s Up ( Brian Wilson Van Dyke Parks Beach Boys Cover ) 02.06.11

Purchase music on iTunes by The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson  and Van Dyke Parks. I wasn’t planning to do another Beach Boys cover so quickly after interpreting the Dennis Wilson/Gregg Jacobson chestnut, Forever, but I got into a wonderful online chat with another uber-fan about the music of Brian Wilson recently, specifically Wilson’s work […]

Forever ( Dennis Wilson Gregg Jacobson Beach Boys Cover ) 02.05.11

Purchase music on iTunes by The Beach Boys. Dennis Wilson‘s legacy can be pooled from one released solo album, one unreleased solo album, a solo single and accompanying b-side, and a sprinkling of songs he composed for The Beach Boys. Even though his composing oeuvre is not large, his impact is sizable, especially with other […]

Medley: I Know How You Love Me | The End Of The World | The Lonely Sea ( The Paris Sisters | Skeeter Davis | Beach Boys Cover ) 12.05.10

I Know How You Love Me written by: Barry Mann, Larry Kolber The End Of The World written by: Arthur Kent, Sylvia Dee The Lonely Sea written by: Brian Wilson, Gary Usher I’ve known the song I Know How You Love Me since childhood. I was familiar with The Paris Sisters‘ hit version produced by […]

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