Friday, June 20, 2014
Happy Birthday, Brian Wilson!
It's Brian Wilson's birthday today! We'll kick this off with one of my favorites among Brian's more recent songs, which he wrote with bandmate and multi-instrumentalist Scott Bennett.
Here's a clip of Brian in the studio with fellow symphonic pop mastermind Sir George Henry Martin.
As fate would have it, Brian's birthday in 1942 is literally two days after the natal anniversary of his friend and maestro across the pond, Mr. Paul McCartney. Sir Paul is clearly moved and choked up when inducting Brian into the Songwriters' Hall Of Fame.
Happy Birthday, Brian - and thanks for the music!