Monday, November 28, 2011

Beach Boys- 50

Fifty years ago the Beach Boys (originally called The Pendletones) released their first single, “Surfin” (with “Luau” on the B-side) on Candix Records. The song was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love and was big hit on the West Coast, although it only peaked at #75 on the national pop charts. The song started a brief surf-pop craze. Today they continue to define California popular culture, our collection includes their music but we have just added a new book by Jon Stebbins. “The Beach Boys FAQ” explains how the band impacted music and pop culture.

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