SHINDIG! ? Hey, back then it was very hip! I was a wandering ninth grader in 1964. My middle school days were spent doing things I shouldn't have been doing. I was in the band and had been moved to tuba, which I loathed.
THE BEACH BOYS, formed in 1961, became one of the hottest pop/rock bands to ever record. I saw them live in Tully Gym at Florida State when I was in high school, and they were amazing. The band, with the musical genius Brian Wilson writing most of their songs, have sold over 100 million records to date. Their album Pet Sounds, released in 1966, is considered one of the most innovative albums ever recorded in pop/rock music.
So, today, just take yourself back when life was simple and enjoy THE BEACH BOYS performing an original Christmas tune written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love - NO. 17 on the 2021 CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN.
The Beach Boys are still around and still touring. They have new members, but Mike Love, one of the lead singers is eighty! I say, keep it up. To give you a taste of this innovative group from the sixties performing today, here is an interesting split video showing Brian Wilson performing in 2004 and Mike Love singing lead in 2018 on LITTLE SAINT NICK.
Time does, indeed, march on, but I refuse to let go of great things and memories, especially music. Hope you feel the same. The bottom line - the music from the sixties still resonates today.
Merry Christmas to all Happy Vagabonds
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