THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 3 - 8. BRIAN WILSON (320kbs-m4a/132mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th December 2017
Another chance to hear Brian Wilson sharing his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.
The creative force of the Beach Boys, a great American composer and one of popular music's true legends discusses his early influences, his experiments with recording music on a tape machine aged just 16, the huge difficulties he had creating masterpieces such as Good Vibrations and the Beach Boys' great lost album Smile (which was released 44 years after the original recordings) and how drugs influenced his work and then, sadly, forced his withdrawal from music.
While his fragile mental state does make Wilson a sometimes hesitant interviewee, his humour and passion for music still shine through. This interview was first broadcast in October 2011.
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice [EMI]
The Beach Boys - Heroes And Villains [Capitol]
George Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue
Les Paul & Mary Ford - How High The Moon
The Delroys - Bermuda Shorts
The Four Freshmen - It's A Blue World
The Beach Boys - Surfin'
The Beach Boys - In My Room [EMI]
The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby [EMI]
The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA [EMI]
The Ronettes - Be My Baby [Phil Spector Int]
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows [EMI]
The Beatles - If I Needed Someone [Parlophone]
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations [EMI]
The Beach Boys - Surf's Up [Capitol]
Brian Wilson - California Girls
The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron [Phil Spector Int]