Happy Birthday, Brian!

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Today (June 20) is the birthday of genius songwriter, singer and producer Brian Wilson.  It’s completely appropriate that tomorrow is the first day of summer.  Because more than anyone, Brian Wilson created the image of this hot season through his songs.   He celebrates the lifestyle of Southern California: the beaches, the girls, the cars and of course surfing, and with the Beach Boys he gave summer a soundtrack.   No matter where you are or what time it may be, whenever you play Wilson’s music the sun is suddenly out and surf’s up.  It’s the sound of fun and freedom.  So today we celebrate the sounds of summer – as written, sung and produced by the great Brian Wilson.

MP3: “Surfin’ U.S.A.” (demo)

MP3: “Help Me, Rhonda” (LP version) by the Beach Boys

MP3: “Pamela Jean” by the Survivors

MP3: “Summer Means New Love” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “Pray For Surf” by the Honeys

MP3: “Summertime” by Sharon Marie

MP3: “Surfin'” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “Ride The Wild Surf”  by Jan and Dean

MP3: “Girls On The Beach” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “Diamond Head” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “I’m Waiting For The Day” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “Fallin’ In Love” by American Spring

MP3: “Cool, Cool Water” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “Wonderful” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “The Nearest Faraway Place” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “Surf City” by Jan and Dean

MP3: “Little Honda” (alternate take) by the Beach Boys

MP3: “California Girls” (live) by Brian Wilson

MP3: “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “Forever She’ll Be My Surfer Girl” by Brian Wilson

MP3: “Beach Boys Medley” (single) by the Beach Boys

2 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Brian!”

  1. Nice, but “The Nearest Faraway Place” was written by Bruce Johnston.

  2. 30daysout Says:

    You’re right … relax and enjoy.

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