‘Surf City’ topped Billboard Hot 100 in July 1963
Joint writing, recording projects have been discussed
Anny Celsi and Laurie Biagini are the latest on the power pop playlist
Rejoice, pop fans: the first truly great record of 2010 has arrived, in the form of Seth Swirsky’s gorgeous “Watercolor Day.”
Long before The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren and Phil Spector — the people most often credited with revolutionizing modern pop — Les Paul created the solid-body electric guitar and was wowing the masses with amazing multi-tracked music.
As the surviving member of Jan & Dean, Dean Torrence continues to tour keeping the spirit of the Jan & Dean name alive. 50 years after the release of "Baby Talk." Torrence is preparing for a performance at the Endless Summer Quarterly East Coast Fan Convention Sept. 12 and took time to talk with Goldmine about Jan & Dean.
What’s on the minds of Goldmine’s readers? Find out in this installment of Please Mr. Postman!
In the late ‘70s, Beach Boys fans were enticed by the much ballyhooed “Brian’s back” campaign, a slogan meant to herald the return of the group’s formerly befuddled leader, co-founder and composer.
Long overlooked, the Beach Boys’ 1968 album Friends embodies the group’s California summer aesthetic.
Dennis Wilson’s personal travelogue, “Pacific Ocean Blue,” is re-released.