If, like me, The Beach Boys were your equivalent to The Beatles, then Brian Wilson stands as a God-like figure alongside Lennon and McCartney. “God Only Knows” and “Good Vibrations” must surely rank alongside any pop songs of the last millennia.
I’ve seen Brian Wilson in concert several times since – perhaps a shadow of his former self, shuffling on to stage in what appears to be his slippers and pyjamas – but surrounded by top notch session musos who deliver that distinctive Beach Boy harmonies with aplomb.
This is taken form his solo album, “Imagination” and is right up there with the best songs he’s written. Great.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”