The Beach Boys

Initially Carl and The Passions, which now sounds much cooler than The Beach Boys. Brian Wilson said in 2008: “A group’s name is not very important. If we’d been called The Peach Boys, I don’t think it would have made much difference to our success. We were going to be The Pendletones, after a sweater everyone was wearing, or The Beach Bums.” Yes, Brian: Good Vibrations, one of the pinnacles of artistic achievement in pop (or any other) music. By The Beach Bums. Confusingly, Brian subsequently┬árevealed in his 2016 autobiography, I Am Brian Wilson, that in 1970 he suggested changing the band’s name to The Beach, “because we weren’t boys any more”. However: “I told the rest of the guys that but they didn’t like the idea.”


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