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FlinterFile: The Beach Boys- California Saga

In 1973, the Beach Boys were in the Netherlands to record their album Holland. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: David Lee Roth- California Girls

David Lee Roth released his first solo single in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Beach Boys- Sloop John B.

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In 1966, the Beach Boys released their legendary album Pet Sounds. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Jan & Dean- Surf City

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In 1963, Jan Berry and Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys) wrote a surf song. Brian Wilson had already written a draft of this song, and he also had written Surfin’ U.S.A.. Wilson played the last song to Jan, and he wanted to record the song, but Brian Wilson wanted to record it with the Beach Boys. He then gave the draft of Surf City to Jan Berry. He took the song, worked on it and so Jan & Dean were the first to record the song about a city where there were two girls for every boy. It was the first surf song to reach number 1 in the US. Enjoy

Jan & Dean- Surf City

Song of the day: The Beach Boys- God Only Knows

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In 1966, the Beach Boys released their most famous album ever: Pet Sounds. On this album, the eight track was God Only Knows. The song was written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, and it made use of all sorts of instruments which were normally not used in a pop single. These instruments included violins, a French horn and cellos. In the US, this song was the B-side to Wouldn’t It Be Nice, in the rest of the world this was the A-side. In other words: this single had a double A-side. In the UK this became a number 2 hit, in the US it ended on number 39. Enjoy

The Beach Boys- God Only Knows

Song of the day: The Beach Boys- Good Vibrations

Hello everyone,

I’m now looking out my window, and I see a white landscape. By the way, that’s in Holland.
Well, when it’s like this (I hate snow) I start looking for something sunny.

Since I’m doing songs of the sixties, the song of the day is made by the Beach Boys.
All their songs are quite sunny, with as ultimate song: Good Vibrations.

Well, this makes my day!

Song of the day: Beach Boys- Surfin’ Safari

Hello everyone,

Here’s a new song of the day!
Today’s song is typical jukebox song: The Beach Boys- Surfin’ Safari

I think it’s a very nice song, and I have known this song since I was 4 years old or so, and back then I already liked it!

Well, that’s it for today, tomorrow a new song!