62 Rare Historical Photos
The Beach Boys
Pictured here are The Beach Boys in 1965, the same year Salt Lake City was released. The Beach Boys became wildly popular because their California surf-inspired sound was so unique. Surf-rock had yet to emerge and the Beach boys quickly became the most influential American band of the sixties. With over eighty songs topping charts worldwide, they remain one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time.
What many people don't know, is prior to the notorious "Manson murders", Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson became pals with Charles Manson back in 1968. Wilson introduced Manson around and even helped him secure recording sessions for his own album "Lie: The Love Terror Cult".
The Beach Boys also ended up doing a cover of Manson’s song “Cease to Exist” but on their album, it was called “Never Learn Not to Love.” It was released in 1969, a year before Manson’s album and they didn’t give him writing credit for the track on their LP.
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