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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Don Randi on: April 05, 2021, 07:07:19 PM
An excellent, nearly 90 minute, new interview with Don Randi.

https://youtu.be/cEAm_RrmQwQ

His recollection of the dates of certain Beach Boy sessions is sometimes off, but I think you'll enjoy. 
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Rare Pet Sounds Era Footage Discovered! on: February 08, 2021, 07:27:23 PM
Darian just posted this on the Sail On Facebook page:

"Heads up! This unbelievable film footage was only unearthed late last year (blew my mind). Wasn't sure how it was going to be unveiled but they're going with the 55th anniversary of the photo shoot, which is this Wednesday (but premiering Tuesday 11pm)."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR2CUTCzZP2jvjjnh92KN2pefHaEFawRWE9C1VsnrZebjgu094W_6JEjok0&v=pVSfLnjST-0&feature=youtu.be
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Vince Gill / Surf's Up on: October 24, 2020, 10:10:44 PM
Interesting comments from Vince Gill about Brian and performing "Surf's Up":

https://youtu.be/qbvpq3HDbIY?t=645
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Radiant Radish, Brian's Health Kick, and Psychedelics on: October 09, 2020, 09:21:19 PM
The June 20, 1971 issue of The Los Angeles Times (page 149) has an advertisement featuring local health food stores, including the Radiant Radish.

Its address is listed as 553 North San Vincente Avenue.

This address, however, doesn't exist on Google Maps while 553 North San Vincente Blvd does, so the Blvd address must be correct.

I'll post the ad if I can determine how to upload a jpeg to this Board.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Hal Blaine Talks About Brian Wilson on: September 07, 2020, 08:47:42 PM
Interesting interview with Hal that I haven't seen before:


https://youtu.be/frTDGpHOY-4
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Hal Blaine Talks About Brian Wilson on: September 07, 2020, 08:45:34 PM
Interesting interview that I haven't seen before:


https://youtu.be/frTDGpHOY-4
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Judy Bowles on: August 22, 2020, 08:24:34 PM
Beach Boy scholar and historian, Jim Murphy, recently posted a new entry to his “Becoming the Beach Boys” site entitled “Do You Love Me, Do You Surfer Girl?” which explores Brian’s relationship with Judy Bowles.

https://becomingthebeachboys.com/2020/08/02/do-you-love-me-do-you-surfer-girl/

A good bit of this information has already been published in his book and the Winter, 2016 issue of ESQ but there is some additional information / better quality photos, etc.

Now if we can just convince Jim to publish Volume 2 of his book – one of the very best that I’ve ever read on the Beach Boys! Highly recommended.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1 player, 2 keyboards: Help Me, Rhonda and electric pianos on: February 05, 2020, 08:25:30 PM
The Guitar Player Magazine article that c-man is referring to is the March, 1983 issue.

In it Carol says "The first hit I did with them on bass was "Help Me Rhonda"".

(see attached)
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1448 Laurel Way on: January 11, 2020, 03:53:24 PM
Attached is a clipping from the classified section of the March 21, 1965 issue of “The Los Angeles Times” (page 342).

1448 Laurel Way is listed for $99,500 – the equivalent of nearly $820,000 in today’s dollars.

10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / 1448 Laurel Way on: January 11, 2020, 03:36:13 PM
Attached is a clipping from the classified section of the September 5, 1965 issue of “The Los Angeles Times” (page 214).

1448 Laurel Way is listed as one of the properties having “sold this week”. If accurate, this means that Brian and Marilyn purchased it between August 29th and September 4th of that year.

This is nearly 3 months after the release of “Summer Days and Summer Nights” and right at the beginning of the “Party” sessions - much later than I thought.

I’ve always assumed, incorrectly, that he composed “California Girls” and much of SDSN at this house.

11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Greg Martin on: April 22, 2019, 07:57:43 PM
Who would have thought Greg would be a big fan of the Beach Boys? Interesting article:

https://www.vintageguitar.com/26467/pet-sounds-and-the-birth-of-psychedelic-sunshine/
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 7/14/62 Radio KOXR Diaper Derby- where can i hear this on: March 31, 2019, 07:39:22 PM
I believe this is what you're looking for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDXTuqqDYbY&list=FL31VEUG_jfse0t4PsCjJBUw&index=52&t=0s
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Carl Wilson on Guitar on: September 29, 2018, 02:16:51 PM
Stumbled upon this interesting commentary from famed guitar builder, Bill Crook, about Carl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDUyYw76qM0

It starts at approximately 3:45 into the clip
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Joe Bonamassa BB Fan on: July 20, 2017, 08:30:18 PM
Who new that blues guitar prodigy Joe Bonamassa was a huge BB fan?

https://youtu.be/bgcD0xK4CSI?t=5m9s
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Facebook picture with the Pet Sounds Masters? on: February 24, 2016, 03:53:21 PM
Perhaps they are considering releasing the individual multi-tracks, thus allowing the listener to create his own mix and really delve into the intricacies of how the album was created.

That would be fascinating and certainly fulfill an item on my "bucket list"!

Does anyone recall how many tracks were used?
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Short Brian interview-at Ann Arbor on October 22, 1966 on: February 06, 2016, 07:36:58 PM
Is this Loraine today? Perhaps she does still have the tape.

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Writer/loraine-alterman
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Forthcoming-ish Archival Releases ? on: August 02, 2015, 03:36:35 PM
The "holy grail" for me is the release of all the individual multi-tracks, thus allowing the listener to create his own mix and, more importantly, really delve into the details of how each song was created.

The technology certainly exists today to do this. Does anyone think there is even a remote chance of this ever happening?   
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Friday, May 7, 1965 on: May 07, 2015, 07:07:37 PM
It was 50 years ago today that the Beach Boys and Rolling Stones appeared on the same bill for a concert performance at Birmingham, AL's Legion Field.

The local review of the show (below) gives much insight as to how rock n' roll music was perceived half a century ago.

Backstage Beat (as published in the Monday, May 10, 1965 edition of the  Birmingham Post Herald –page 15)
LEGION FIELD SHOW ATTRACTS 15,000
By Emmett Weaver
Post Herald Amusement Editor

Picture five shaggy dogs being watched by 15,000 squealing teens and you get the scene at Legion Field this past weekend.

With England’s unshorn quintet, “The Rolling Stones” as the chief box-office bait to the show, the younger crowd came from far and near. Most were from Alabama and Mississippi, but a few undaunted fans even journeyed from places as distant as Texas and North Carolina.

As an outdoor production, the Friday show was the first of its kind to be tried at gigantic Legion Field and even a crowd of 15,000 huddled together around the north corner of the bowl seemed lost in this spacious stadium.

The audience fell into two definite categories (1) the screaming hand waving teens and younger set who were quite obviously dyed-in-the-wool champions of this noisy form of “music” and (2) parents with their stolid, patient faces who had been dragged to this teenage shindig under the stars. 

The attraction which elicited the most audience response was the mop-haired English lads, “The Rolling Stones”, who have recently been on the Ed Sullivan show.

The Birmingham police department kept the youngsters from, “The Rolling Stones” and “The Beach Boys” whenever they made an entrance or exit. Also it took a special wire fence across the width of the field to separate spectators from performers.

Along with the shindig entertainment, the WVOK sponsored show, which was emceed by Dan Brennan, had quite a bit of country music talent from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Along with “The Rolling Stones”, country music talent such as this seemed definitely out of place in a show of this kind. Opry singer Skeeter Davis very obviously appeared peeved because she kept referring to the short time she was going to be on stage.

Giving the best show, though, was Alabama’s own country music star, Sonny James, a native of Hackleburg, who demonstrated his agility at playing a fiddle behind his back, under his legs, in fact, in just about any position.
 
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / July 2, 1966 Billboard Magazine on: May 06, 2015, 07:27:36 PM
I was perusing the “Top LPs” chart published in the July 2, 1966 issue of Billboard Magazine, the week when Pet Sounds peaked at #10,  when I saw the following, interesting advertisement for the album:

“Thank you. We’re moved over the fact that our Pet Sounds brought on nothing but Good Vibrations.”

The Good Vibrations single would not be released for another 3 months and I didn’t think that the term “good vibrations” was yet a part of the vernacular at that time.

Was this meant to be an early advertisement for the upcoming single?

The entire issue may be found here:

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/60s/1966/Billboard%201966-07-02.pdf

The "Top LPs" chart is on page 36 and the subject ad is on page 39.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Friday, May 7, 1965 on: April 17, 2015, 08:54:32 PM
Here is a link to an advertisement in my local newspaper as published 50 years ago (scroll to near the bottom of the page).

I only wish I had been old enough to attend!

http://www.birminghamrewound.com/features/1965-04.htm 
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Guitar World Article on Al on: April 16, 2015, 06:58:57 PM
The June issue of Guitar World magazine will feature an interview with Al - "Al Jardine's Endless Guitar Summer" and guitar / bass tablature for "Help Me, Rhonda".

Here is a view of the cover:

http://www.vhnd.com/2015/04/16/eddie-van-halen-is-guitar-worlds-june-2015-cover-story/
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / "Sun, Sand and Philharmonic Fun, Fun, Fun" on: January 20, 2015, 08:23:27 PM
Bob Greene has a very complimentary opinion piece on the Beach Boys' music in today's Wall Street Journal:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/bob-greene-sun-sand-and-philharmonic-fun-fun-fun-1421712694
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / "Two Lane Blacktop" Vehicle Sold At Auction Today on: January 17, 2015, 10:05:27 PM
fyi - one of the vehicles used in "Two Lane Blacktop" was auctioned today for $159,500:

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archive/Event/Item/1955-CHEVROLET-CUSTOM--TWO-LANE-BLACKTOP-179962

24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Marks' Showman Amp on: January 09, 2015, 08:40:22 PM
Sorry. Try this:

http://www.amazon.com/Strat-Attic-Thrilling-Stories-Archaeology/dp/0760346879/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420864679&sr=1-2&keywords=the+strat+in+the+attic
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Marks' Showman Amp on: January 09, 2015, 08:12:17 PM
I just noticed that Amazon lets you preview for free a portion of the book on its site, which includes the entire chapter about the amp.
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