Top of the Charts – July 11, 1964

“I Get Around”  by The Beach Boys, from their All Summer Long album


The Beach Boys 1964




The Beach Boys distinctive California sound made you feel the sand between your toes, hear the ever-incoming waves, and smell coconut suntan oil.  But in their albums after All Summer Long, they began to deepen and expand their themes. Songs like “In My Room”

There’s a world where I can go and tell my secrets to
In my room, in my room
In this world I lock out all my worries and my fears
In my room, in my room

explored the isolation and loneliness felt by most teens.

“I Get Around” was their first #1 single on the U.S. charts, and All Summer Long was a certified Gold Record.

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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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2 Responses to Top of the Charts – July 11, 1964

  1. Good morning, Nona! Here’s a bit of back story and video of the studio session for “Good Vibrations” — I still love that wink 😉

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    Thanks Joy –

    “Serious fun” – it makes for great music! And it is a terrific wink!

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