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« Reply #6025 on: January 11, 2016, 06:15:35 PM »

I didn't know where to put this question, so I'll try here...

I was just listening to the radio, and they had a "flashback" segment. Question: What song was No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Chart, 40 years ago, on January 11, 1976? 
I don't see a Jan 11, but a Jan 10 and Jan 17:

January 10  Convoy  C.W. McCall 
January 17  I Write The Songs  Barry Manilow 

http://www.billboard.com/archive/charts/1976/hot-100

Yes, it was the Bruce Johnston-penned, Grammy Award-winning, "I Write The Songs". I had forgotten how close that song was to the 15 Big Ones/"Brian's Back" campaign.
Do you have an idea when he wrote it? I wonder if he felt that his moment to shine was overshadowed.
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« Reply #6026 on: January 11, 2016, 06:28:03 PM »

I didn't know where to put this question, so I'll try here...

I was just listening to the radio, and they had a "flashback" segment. Question: What song was No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Chart, 40 years ago, on January 11, 1976?  
I don't see a Jan 11, but a Jan 10 and Jan 17:

January 10  Convoy  C.W. McCall  
January 17  I Write The Songs  Barry Manilow  

http://www.billboard.com/archive/charts/1976/hot-100

Yes, it was the Bruce Johnston-penned, Grammy Award-winning, "I Write The Songs". I had forgotten how close that song was to the 15 Big Ones/"Brian's Back" campaign.
Do you have an idea when he wrote it? I wonder if he felt that his moment to shine was overshadowed.

I'm assuming it was written in early 1975. The Captain & Tennille recorded it first in 1975, then David Cassidy also in 1975, and finally Barry Manilow released it as a single in November 1975. Pure speculation, but I would think Bruce felt more overshadowed by Barry Manilow (how many people thought/think that Barry wrote the song?) than by The Beach Boys because The Beach Boys never had a Grammy, and regardless of the success of Endless Summer/Spirit Of America, hadn't exactly been burning up the charts.
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« Reply #6027 on: January 11, 2016, 06:30:34 PM »

I didn't know where to put this question, so I'll try here...

I was just listening to the radio, and they had a "flashback" segment. Question: What song was No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Chart, 40 years ago, on January 11, 1976?  
I don't see a Jan 11, but a Jan 10 and Jan 17:

January 10  Convoy  C.W. McCall  
January 17  I Write The Songs  Barry Manilow  

http://www.billboard.com/archive/charts/1976/hot-100

Yes, it was the Bruce Johnston-penned, Grammy Award-winning, "I Write The Songs". I had forgotten how close that song was to the 15 Big Ones/"Brian's Back" campaign.
Do you have an idea when he wrote it? I wonder if he felt that his moment to shine was overshadowed.

I'm assuming it was written in early 1975. The Captain & Tennille recorded it first in 1975, then David Cassidy also in 1975, and finally Barry Manilow released it as a single in November 1975. Pure speculation, but I would think Bruce felt more overshadowed by Barry Manilow (how many people thought/think that Barry wrote the song?) than by The Beach Boys because The Beach Boys never had a Grammy, and regardless of the success of Endless Summer/Spirit Of America, hadn't exactly been burning up the charts.
Good point. I thought Barry Manilow wrote it for a long time.
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« Reply #6028 on: January 11, 2016, 08:54:40 PM »


Hi Chownow, here is an earlier thread from this board with an interesting discussion of Brian Wilson's humor during that era. Someone who knows Brian Wilson says that he intentionally uses humor and shifts of mood to reach the listener at a different level: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,20138.0.html


Thanks for this! I think what Ang Jones and Debbie Keil Leavitt were saying matches my experience of listening to Pet Sounds. A build up to something you think is going to happen (musically speaking), then something completely different happens. Strikes me as very funny every time. Great stuff.

I might resurrect that thread when I get more time to reflect on it.
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« Reply #6029 on: January 13, 2016, 09:20:03 AM »

Was listening to the weekly 60s XMSirius survey countdown, which covered the top 40 US pop songs for this week back in 1964.
Host Lou Simon at one point said that there was one song he'd play even though it was no longer in the top 40 - it had been a top 10 hit and was still in the top 100. He said that he remembered his brother getting this record and went crazy over it. Said that it was his favorite BBs song.

The song? Be True to Your School! He said that it was happy music, a 'non-stop smile' with wonderful production. Then he played the song.

About a half hour later, after playing a bunch more hits on the survey, Simon said, 'Do you ever have a lyric that you can't shake?' Then he said the lyric in question -'My girl will be working on the pompoms now and she'll be yelling tonight.' He went gaga all of a sudden, taking the Lord's name in vain - twice - and said that he wished he could play the song again. Too funny.

BTW, #10 that week was Drag City, tied with Little Deuce Coupe as my favorite Car Song.
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« Reply #6030 on: January 22, 2016, 11:05:25 AM »

How did Mike's TM poem from 70s concerts go?  I seem to have no recording of it.
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« Reply #6031 on: January 22, 2016, 11:17:46 AM »

Went like this (at 34.33):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSRL4z6ADQQ

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« Reply #6032 on: January 22, 2016, 12:02:55 PM »

Not a question, but insignificant and not worth its own thread. AXS has the following Beach Boys related programs airing soon (all times eastern):

Beach Boys: An American Family (1/23 at 10:30am and 3:55pm; 1/30 at 4:30pm; 1/31 at 2:50am)
The Beach Boys 50 - Doin' It Again (1/23 at 2:55pm; 1/23 at 3:30am)
The Beach Boys 50 - Live In Concert (1/23 at 1:40pm; 1/24 at 4:30am
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« Reply #6033 on: January 22, 2016, 12:05:43 PM »


Hey, I've never heard this album.  Thanks!
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« Reply #6034 on: January 22, 2016, 01:07:56 PM »


Hey, I've never heard this album.  Thanks!

Then you need to hear TM, the first track -  well, I loves it at least!
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« Reply #6035 on: January 25, 2016, 06:07:22 AM »

Are the Beach BOys coming out with a new album??? I was looking at the official web page today and notice a note about a new album? Any ideas what this may be? I know Its not for twgmtr. http://www.thebeachboys.com/#?photos=2712
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« Reply #6036 on: January 25, 2016, 06:11:38 AM »

Are the Beach BOys coming out with a new album??? I was looking at the official web page today and notice a note about a new album? Any ideas what this may be? I know Its not for twgmtr. http://www.thebeachboys.com/#?photos=2712

I couldn't see a not...... maybe it's been removed (or I'm being dense)

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« Reply #6037 on: January 25, 2016, 06:30:46 AM »

Are the Beach BOys coming out with a new album??? I was looking at the official web page today and notice a note about a new album? Any ideas what this may be? I know Its not for twgmtr. http://www.thebeachboys.com/#?photos=2712

I couldn't see a not...... maybe it's been removed (or I'm being dense)


http://www.thebeachboys.com/#go_page_2603
If this link don't work go to the top of that page and click photos and it will be the first picture to pop up and its under the category New Album
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« Reply #6038 on: January 25, 2016, 06:44:35 AM »

Are the Beach BOys coming out with a new album??? I was looking at the official web page today and notice a note about a new album? Any ideas what this may be? I know Its not for twgmtr. http://www.thebeachboys.com/#?photos=2712

I couldn't see a not...... maybe it's been removed (or I'm being dense)


http://www.thebeachboys.com/#go_page_2603
If this link don't work go to the top of that page and click photos and it will be the first picture to pop up and its under the category New Album

All the "photo albums" on that page are called something or other "album". The one called "New Album" is just the newest "photo album".
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« Reply #6039 on: January 25, 2016, 06:47:33 AM »

got ya! didn't know since there was only one photo in it! that wording is miss leading! I did type in Beach boys new album and came up with Fillmore east concert as if we are getting a new official album! Check that out! https://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&q=beach+boys+new+album&oq=beach+boys+new+album&gs_l=hp.3...2483.5706.0.6835.21.13.0.0.0.0.401.1859.1j1j1j3j1.7.0....0...1c.1.64.hp..14.3.874.0.CX-ixpbSTQM
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« Reply #6040 on: January 25, 2016, 07:50:07 AM »

Does anyone know what is all on leggo my ego that isn't on the Pet sound box set or the unsurpassed sessions? http://www.vigotone.com/spank/spank140-142.htm
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« Reply #6041 on: January 25, 2016, 02:11:32 PM »

This weekend I found out that on late 1964 live renditions of "Wendy", Al played his rhythm guitar part on Carl's 12 string Rickenbacker while Carl switched back to his 6 string Fender. What a revelation! Roll Eyes Noticed it on the BBC version on MiC disc 6, verified it on TV footage. I'm such a geek! Grin
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« Reply #6042 on: January 26, 2016, 12:03:53 PM »

http://www.discogs.com/Beach-Boys-The-Smile-Era-Outtakes/release/3923883

Does anyone have this smile boot? has anyone ever heard of Home on the range? Is it a cover of Home on the range or a wrong title?
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« Reply #6043 on: January 26, 2016, 12:12:50 PM »

http://www.discogs.com/Beach-Boys-The-Smile-Era-Outtakes/release/3923883

Does anyone have this smile boot? has anyone ever heard of Home on the range? Is it a cover of Home on the range or a wrong title?

Home on the Range is the verse of Cabinessence.
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« Reply #6044 on: January 26, 2016, 03:15:11 PM »

I'll give this a shot here.


One that the artist passed on: David Lee Roth wanted them to do the bvs of his "Just Like Paradise", but insisted Brian be part of the deal. That couldn't be guaranteed, so he withdrew the offer. Shame, coulda been at the worst, amusing.

Really!? (I mean, obviously, really: you wouldn't post that and then when I ask, "really?" say, "oh, no, I made that up for no reason.") I've never heard that before. It's timely, as I've just been revisiting various the guitarist from that band, Steve Vai, for the hard rock thread in the general music forum. (And DLR was quite a favorite of mine around that time, an excitable tween as I was, delighted by triple-necked, heart-shaped guitars and whatnot.) Is this written about somewhere, or were you told it by someone? I'm curious to hear more, if there is more.

Would love if AGD or anyone who knows the background of this would share the story (if there's anything beyond the already stated info to share).
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« Reply #6045 on: January 28, 2016, 06:26:07 PM »

Does anyone know what is heard at the 2:41 second mark of "I'm Waiting for the Day?" It sounds like a muted horn, heard twice and very quickly, and then it never repeats in the chorus after that. I've heard this song dozens of times yet never noticed this before. Didn't find anything mentioned in the Pet Sounds Sessions book either.
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« Reply #6046 on: January 28, 2016, 07:14:16 PM »

Does anyone know what is heard at the 2:41 second mark of "I'm Waiting for the Day?" It sounds like a muted horn, heard twice and very quickly, and then it never repeats in the chorus after that. I've heard this song dozens of times yet never noticed this before. Didn't find anything mentioned in the Pet Sounds Sessions book either.
I listened to the backing track and the stack-o-vocals. The backing track doesn't have that 'muted horn' sound, but the stack-o-vocals does. So I think it's a voice.

--my daughter listened and typed the above, but I agree with her. I'd always thought it was a voice in the past, as well.
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« Reply #6047 on: February 09, 2016, 06:14:38 AM »

Does anyone know what the song BEach Boys Medley is on this album? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Dream I notice its almost two minutes longer then the official version released as a single! And by the sounds of it this album in not an official cd.
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« Reply #6048 on: February 12, 2016, 07:06:55 AM »

Does anyone have any solid information on who the legal employers were for: Landy I, Pamplin & Stan Love, Landy II? Were they employed by Marilyn/Brian Wilson or by BRI or by other entities?
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« Reply #6049 on: February 12, 2016, 11:19:14 AM »

How come they recorded a demo version of In My Room (as heard on the '93 box set)?
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