Brian Wilson is 66 today.
Here's a link to the Coverville tribute to Pet Sounds.
A link to a guy who has put a bunch of a cappella takes of the Beach Boys' versions of the songs from Pet Sounds on YouTube.
My second favorite song from Pet Sounds:
Brian from SMiLE:
Brian from a 1967 performance of a song from what would have been SMiLE:
A Neil Young song that namechecks the Beach Boys and a song from Pet Sounds. The studio version (which I can't find) is even more evocative.
A John Hiatt song which has what I think are lovely harmonies - inspired by the Beach Boys?
And on another matter, the New York Daily News cover from Wednesday, June 18:
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