photo: The Beach Boys - 'Smile' era
Second photo: L-R: Al Gomes, Brian Wilson and A.
Third photo: L-R: Al Gomes and Al Jardine
Fourth photo: L-R: Cynthia Roberge, David Marks and
Fifth photo: L-R: A. Michelle, Billy Hinsche and
Al Gomes at The Beach Boys tour film premiere
Sixth photo: L-R: Al Gomes and Beach Boys producer
Seventh photo: The Beach Boys at the 2012 Grammy Awards
Big Noise / The Beach Boys projects:
The Beach Boys
Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise assisted Capitol Records with
additional marketing and publicity for the box set, 'The
Beach Boys U.S. Singles Collection - The Capitol Years (1962-1965)'
Big Noise served as project consultants and also assisted Sony Music with additional marketing and publicity for the release of Dennis' remastered masterpiece, 'Pacific Ocean Blue'
Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise coordinated and produced
the East Coast Premiere Screening of longtime Beach
Boys tour member Billy Hinsche's film, '1974 - On the
Road with The Beach Boys,' which included a Q&A session
with Billy and the audience. Also, because of Big Noise's
marketing efforts, Billy's
film 'Dennis Wilson Forever' was placed on the Official
Ballot for The Grammy Awards by The Recording Academy
for Best Long Form Music Video.
Big Noise is representing The Beach
Boys' David Marks' catalog of recordings and songs for placement
and licensing in film, TV, and advertising. Also, because
of Big Noise's marketing efforts, David's song 'I'm So Clever'
was placed on the Official Ballot for The Grammy Awards
by The Recording Academy for Song of the Year and Best Male
Pop Vocal Performance.
Big Noise is developing an all-new project with The Beach Boys' producer and archivist Alan Boyd, as well as representing Alan's catalog of recordings and songs for placement and licensing in film, TV, and advertising
Big Noise assisted with marketing and
publicity for the release of The Beach Boys lyricist's tribute
CD, 'California Feeling,' as well as submitting Brian's
Wilson's grandchildren to The Grammy Awards for the CD's
track 'Child of Winter'
Big Noise artist and producer's acclaimed tribute project
to Dennis and Carl Wilson (featuring Alan Boyd)
An Endless Summer
'Fifty years ago, we started something very big,' says Brian Wilson. 'So now we're celebrating together in a very big way.'
'It's pretty miraculous that
we can start out as a bunch of guys who didn't know anything
about fame or money, or anything like that,' says Mike Love.
'All we knew was we liked to sing and make harmonies together.
So to have it become part of American musical culture is
The amazing yet true saga of
The Beach Boys is well-chronicled, and
by any standard it's one of the greatest and most musical
stories ever told, and a group that has brought so much
joy and harmony to this whole world and becoming an international
The Beach Boys have always been
at heart a musical family. For five decades, The Beach Boys
- America's first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone
- has recorded and performed the music that has become the
world's favorite soundtrack to summer.
From humble roots,
founded in Hawthorne, California in 1961, The Beach Boys
were originally comprised of the three teenaged Wilson brothers:
Brian, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and school
friend Al Jardine. In 1962, neighbor David Marks joined
the group for their first wave of hits with Capitol Records,
leaving in late 1963, and in 1965, Bruce Johnston joined
the band when Brian Wilson retired from touring to focus
on writing and producing for the group.
The Beach Boys signed with Capitol
Records in July 1962 and released their first album, 'Surfin'
Safari,' that same year. The album spent 37 weeks on the
Billboard chart, launching the young group known for its
shimmering vocal harmonies and relaxed California style
into international stardom. The Wilson/Love collaboration
resulted in many huge international chart hits, and under
Brian Wilson's musical leadership, the band's initial surf-rock
focus was soon broadened to include many other themes, helping
make The Beach Boys America's preeminent band of the 1960s.
Then, in 1966, they recorded
perhaps the most acclaimed album of all-time, 'Pet Sounds.'
Impressively, The Beach Boys
continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan's record
as the top-selling American band for albums and singles,
and they are also the American group with the most Billboard
Top 40 chart hits (36). 'Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best
Of The Beach Boys' has achieved triple-Platinum sales status
and 'The SMiLE Sessions,' released to worldwide critical
acclaim was heralded as 2011's #1 Reissue of the Year by
Rolling Stone magazine.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy's
Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, The Beach Boys are a
beloved American institution that remains iconic around
One of music's greatest stories
continues. And that's only right because as the record shows
- 'Good Vibrations' really are forever. - David Wild
The Beach Boys' Official Website
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