Beach Boys Songs

Album Covers, Lyrics and
The Little Deuce Coupe Story.

The Beach Boys Songs & Little Deuce Coupe Story

The Beach Boys Songs have been around for over fifty years. 

The Beach Boys were formed in 1961 and grew up singing about Southern California girls, surfing and cool cars.

My favorite album cover by the Beach Boys is Little Deuce Coupe. Not necessarily my favorite album, but I love car songs so it remains my favorite album cover.

In addition to Deuce Coupe the album has one of my all time favorite car songs, 409 and expanded the band's subject matter to include America's love affair with hot rods in 1963. 

A highpoint on the album was a tribute to screen legend James Dean with the song, "A Young Man Is Gone," a prime example of Wilson's arranging genius and the band's superior vocal range.

Beach Boys Songs - My Cool Beach Boys Collection.

If you will notice I have a picture of my 1961 Hot Rod magazine with the Little Deuce Coupe on the cover.  I purchased that magazine a few years ago when the Danbury Mint made their Little Deuce Coupe replica. It's a perfect reproduction of the original '32 Ford. 

The Little Deuce Coupe album was purchased from a gentleman on ebay in 2009 and I actually paid more for the magazine than I did the album.  I had contacted the man after I got the album and informed him that I purchased the album new in 1963 and over the years I lost the album.

I wanted to add it to my collection because of the magazine cover and the cool Hot Rod Little Deuce replica that I now owned.  He also sent me their #1 album from 1974, "Endless Summer." That matched perfectly with my other Beach Boys' 1964 #1 Album, "Beach Boys' Concert."

The Little Deuce Coupe Story

He said he was selling all his albums so someone else could enjoy them and thought my collection was pretty cool. He sent the second album to me at no charge. That was also pretty cool.

The song was written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian and first appeared as the B-side to The Beach Boys' single "Surfer Girl" in 1963.

"Surfer Girl" reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Little Deuce Coupe" became The Beach Boys' highest charting B-side at #15.

After being released on the "Surfer Girl" album it was then released on the "Little Deuce Coupe" album as the title track in October of 1963.

It was The Boys' fourth album in less than a year and reached #4 during a 46 week stay on the charts.  Be sure to check out the links below so you don't miss my "Little Deuce Coupe Story."

Beach Boys Songs - Brian's cool oldies music lyrics.

In the 1990 CD re-release of the original Surfer Girl album, Brian Wilson had commented on the song in the liner notes:

"We loved doing 'Little Deuce Coupe'. It was a good 'shuffle' rhythm, which was not like most of the rhythms of the records on the radio in those days. It had a bouncy feel to it. Like most of our records, it had a competitive lyric. This record was my favorite Beach Boys car song."

Beach Boys Songs - The Beach Boys Cool Intro.

While on tour in 1963 Mike Love came up with the idea to use short instrumental segments to introduce the band to the audience before actually launching into the song.

Mike would start with Dennis Wilson on drums, then add Al Jardine on rhythm guitar, Carl Wilson on lead guitar and finally the leader of the group, Brian on the bass.  The group would then step up to the microphone and jump into "Little Deuce Coupe."

This Video is an early live performance and shows how the band was introduced to the audience.

The Beach Boys' were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1988.

My two favorite "Don't Worry Baby" cover songs and more Beach Boys links.

Cool video cover & Beach Boys tribute by Billy Joel.

Don't Worry Baby - Lorrie Morgan with The Beach Boys.

Go directly to The Little Deuce Coupe Story from here

Good Vibrations - Love this version by Brian Wilson & his band.

Don't miss this Great Beach Boys Cover Video by this gifted Christian Contemporary Singer

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What a treat, watching Lorrie Morgan and The Beach Boys sing together. Watch the "Don't Worry Baby" video here.

Lorrie Morgan cover of Don't Worry Baby with Beach Boys background vocals.

Vinyl Record Memories- The 50s, 60s, & 70s. Read my stories, listen to all the great oldies.   Read more...

Go to the Oldies Music pages, Click on the Photo, close your eyes and return to a world we used to know.

Cruise on over to the Doo Wop page and listen to those wonderful street corner sounds from the 50s & 60s.  Read more.

Go to the Doo-Wop groups of the fifties and sixties, read the stories, listen to the music.

Pink Shoe Laces was a cute #3 hit song for 13 year old Dodie Stevens in 1959. Forty years later she performs with her daughter in a 1999 special called "Rock-n-Roll Graffiti" and...WOW! Read more.

Watch Dodie sing Pink Shoe Laces in two videos, 40 years apart...both fantastic.

Elvis reprises Jimmy Reed's "Baby What You Want Me to Do" and includes another Elvis Guitar Classic "Tryin' To Get To You" a lesser known, but with some exciting guitar playing by the king.  Read more...

Elvis' guitar talents on these songs is a sample of how good he really was on guitar.