Brian Wilson is 66 today.
Here’s a link to the Coverville tribute to Pet Sounds.
A link to a guy who has put a bunch of a cappella takes of the Beach Boys’ versions of the songs from Pet Sounds on YouTube.
My second favorite song from Pet Sounds:
Brian from SMiLE:
Brian from a 1967 performance of a song from what would have been SMiLE:
A Neil Young song that namechecks the Beach Boys and a song from Pet Sounds. The studio version (which I can’t find) is even more evocative.
A John Hiatt song which has what I think are lovely harmonies – inspired by the Beach Boys?
And on another matter, the New York Daily News cover from Wednesday, June 18:
I saw this PETA ad in some magazine recently.
Made me at least think about my carnivore ways.
I love this old piece on Paul McCartney and Jack Kirby.
Paul’s still out there playing. Recently he did a benefit concert in Ukraine. One of the songs he sang in Ukraine, of course, was Back in the USSR. Here’s an interesting cover:
One of my favorite Paul songs with his first group:
Paul turns 66 today. Happy birthday.
I remember seeing her well past her prime, probably on some awards program, and she STILL had great legs.