Brian Wilson sings “Surf’s Up”

June 21, 2006

Here is a clip from a recent Brian Wilson documentary on the making of SMILE. It’s from 1966. In this touching sketch, Brian barely opens his eyes, he’s so lost in the song. The piano part, in his head, is the full band/orchestra but we mortals only get to hear the chunk-chunk-chunk-chunk piano part move along. He’s not performing for us here, he’s performing for himself and someone captured it.
Happy birthday Brian. You’re the best.

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