The first recording session for the legendary song, Good Vibrations by Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys happened on this day back in 1966. It took over six months to finally finish the tune which was unheard of at the time. It was also done at a cost of over $50,000 to make, which made it the most expensive pop song ever recorded back then.
In honor of this historic song and recording I have six links with articles about this song that hit number one on the charts 51 years ago. And then there’s the MBIP Coming Attractions for the next week!
The Making Of… The Beach Boys’ ‘Good Vibrations’ - An oral history of the song with memories from Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and the musicians who played on the track.
The Story Of The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations' - Some of the session musicians and lyricist Tony Asher recall recording the song in this feature about the song on npr.
50 years of happiness: The Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations” (1966) - One person’s memories of “Good Vibrations.”
Songfacts About “Good Vibrations” - Lot’s of information about this legendary single on this internet page.
The Number Ones: The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” - A nice overview of the song and I’m always happy when someone refers to Mike Love as a “dickhead!”
The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations' at 50: A Masterpiece of Emotion as Much as Science - Sometimes you can analyze things a little too much!
Tomorrow we have a special tequila tasting with Peoria’s own Tequila Master, David Reyes. David is a Peoria native who now lives in Mexico and has his own brand of tequila. I’ve known David since the early ‘80’s when we both worked at Fleming Potter. This was a fun reunion and he’s converted me to a David Reyes tequila drinker. The tasting happened at my favorite Mexican restaurant in Peoria, Hacienda El Mirador and you can join in on the fun tomorrow!
Tuesday we continue our mini chicken and waffles tour within the 13 month chicken tour. Find out where we sampled them by tuning in two days from today!
Wednesday will be photos and a story from the Piece of Mind art exhibit on Mental Health at the Peoria Public Library.
Thursday will be an announcement of a short break here on MBIP to work on the upcoming Marty Monologues show.
Friday begins the break and then we’ll be back at the beginning of March. Okay, I have to get to work on this stuff! Have a fun Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!
Related Posts: Sunday Links: The 55th Anniversary of the Beatles First Ed Sullivan Appearance, Groundhog Day and Bob Einstein/Super Dave Osborne.