Top photo: The Beach
Boys - 'Smile' era Second photo: The Beach Boys' Grammy Award
'The Smile Sessions' Third photo: 'The Smile Sessions' Box Set Fourth photo: Top L-R: Dennis Wolfe, Alan
and Mark Linett with Brian Wilson after winning
the Grammy Award for 'The Smile Sessions' Fifth photo: L-R: Al Gomes, Brian Wilson
and A. Michelle Sixth photo: L-R: Al Gomes and Al Jardine Seventh photo: L-R: David Marks and Al
Gomes Eighth photo: L-R: A. Michelle, Billy Hinsche
and Al Gomes at The Beach Boys tour film premiere Ninth photo: L-R: Al Gomes and Beach Boys
producer Alan Boyd Tenth photo: Top L-R: Connie Watrous
and Al Gomes with Brian Wilson Eleventh photo: The Beach Boys at
the Grammy Awards
Top photo: The Beach Boys - 'Smile' era Second photo: The Beach Boys' Grammy Award for
'The Smile Sessions' Third photo: 'The Smile Sessions' Box Set Fourth photo: Top L-R: Dennis Wolfe, Alan Boyd and
Mark Linett with Brian Wilson after winning the Grammy Award
'The Smile Sessions' Fifth photo: L-R: Al Gomes, Brian Wilson and A. Michelle Sixth photo: L-R: Al Gomes and Al Jardine Seventh photo: L-R: David Marks and Al Gomes Eighth photo: L-R: A. Michelle, Billy Hinsche and Al Gomes at
The Beach Boys tour film premiere Ninth photo: L-R: Al Gomes and Beach Boys producer
Alan Boyd Tenth photo: Top L-R: Connie Watrous and Al Gomes
with Brian Wilson Eleventh photo: The Beach Boys at the Grammy Awards
Big Noise / The Beach Boys projects:
The Beach Boys win first-ever
Grammy Award! Music icons The Beach Boys hired Al
Gomes and A. Michelle of
Big Noise to run the band's successful publicity campaign
that won them their first-ever Grammy Award for Best Historical
Album for their box set 'The Smile Sessions.' In the Rock
and Roll Hall of Famers' 50-year career, The Beach Boys
had never won a Grammy Award from the voting members of
The Recording Academy. That all changed on February 10,
2013 at the 55th Annual celebration when music history was finally
made. The news sent ripples around the world. The New York
Times declared, "The Drought is Over!"
Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson and box set producers Alan Boyd and Dennis Wolfe accepted their Grammy Awards with words of thanks to The Beach Boys, extended family, and Big Noise.
Addition... Al Gomes assisted Alan Boyd with the
selection of tracks for The Beach Boys' career-spanning
box set, 'Made In California,' which led to the inclusion
of ten of Al's choices to the collection including 'Sound
of Free,' 'Had to Phone Ya (Instrumental),' and 'Why Don't
They Let Us Fall In Love.'
Al Gomes and A. Michelle also assisted Capitol Records
with marketing and publicity for the box set, 'The Beach
Boys U.S. Singles Collection - The Capitol Years (1962-1965).'
Dennis Wilson Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise
served as project consultants and also assisted Sony Music
with additional marketing and publicity for the release
of Beach Boy Dennis Wilson's remastered masterpiece, 'Pacific
David Marks Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise
oversaw the publicity campaign for Beach Boy David Marks' career-spanning
collection, 'The Lost Years.' Because of Big Noise's marketing
efforts, David's CD was placed by The Recording Academy
on its Official Ballot for the Grammy Awards for Song Of
Year ('I'm So Clever') and Best Pop Male Vocal Performance
Alan Boyd Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise
are representing Beach Boys archivist Alan Boyd's work as a producer. Upon receiving
his Grammy Award on-stage for The Beach Boys' 'The Smile
Sessions,' Alan thanked Big Noise personally for running
a successful publicity campaign that scored the box set
Stephen Kalinich Al Gomes and A. Michelle of 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.'
In addition, Al Gomes was instrumental in bringing together
Stephen and Neil Innes (Monty Python / The Rutles) to write
a new track called 'A Song About Me' for the follow-up
to 'California Feeling.'
Chaplin Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise
handled the publicity and promotion for Beach Boy Blondie
Chaplin's recording project, The Young Presidents. The album
was produced by Rob Fraboni, who engineered and mixed The
Beach Boys' classic album 'Holland.'
Adam Marsland Big Noise artist and producer's acclaimed
to Dennis and Carl Wilson (featuring Alan Boyd)
Richie Cannata The Beach Boys, Al Jardine and Billy
Joel touring member enlisted Al Gomes and A. Michelle of
Big Noise to oversee the publicity and promotion campaign
for his acclaimed self-titled CD
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. 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 worldwide 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, won the Grammy Award for Best Historical Album,
and was heralded as 2011's #1 Reissue of the Year by Rolling
Inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 1988, 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