Previously we looked at the Beatles and Elvis. We are going to look at another American super group that is as all American as motherhood and apple pie. The Beachboys are favorites and national icons as a band. I remember when then President Ronald, and his wife Nancy, Reagan stood up for the group when James Watt, who was in the cabinet, canceled one of their performances saying that rock n' roll attracted an unsavory element.
The Beachboys, a group comprised of brothers, cousins and friends, got their start in 1961 in Hawthorne, California. Late that same year their first national release, called "Surfin" cracked the top 100 at home. They had their first American #1 in 1964. While the song entered the top 10 in the UK, it would be two more years before the Beachboys would have a #1 song in Great Britain.
Our Twin-Pick quiz, as before, is in two parts. Remember, when you click on your answer, if you are wrong you will get a big raspberry. If you are right, the time machine takes you to a performance by the original artist performing the original hit. We call this a self-scoring quiz. You know on the spot if you are right or wrong. Do let us know how you did in the comments below.
Question 1: The Beachboys were known for performing songs about teenagers, school, cars and surfing. Which of the following three songs became the top hit, and their first #1 in the USA, on Independence day 1964?
B. I Get Around
Question 2: The Beachboys first UK #1 came about on November 3, 1966. Which song are we talking about here?
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