Friday, June 20, 2014

Weekend Summer Birthday Song

Here in the northern hemisphere, tomorrow is the first day of summer.  Today happens to be the 72nd birthday of Beach Boy genius Brian Wilson (btw, who would have guessed 30 years ago that Brian would be the surviving Wilson brother!?).  In honor of him, and to usher in the summer season, what better song to play than one of the earliest Beach Boys hits, lyrics by Wilson (with the tune creatively borrowed from Chuck Berry), "Surfin' USA."  We especially like the name checks of the great surfing beaches - "Haggerty's and Swami's, Pacific Palisades, San Onofre and Sunset, Redondo Beach, LA..."  Enjoy your weekend.


Anonymous said...

Brian Wilson and I - birthday buddies - who knew? Thanks! P.E.C.

Hackwhackers said...

Brian Wilson should be happy to share his birthday with you, P.E.C.! Happy Birthday!!