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Beach Boys: ‘Lost archive’ sheds new light on Brian Wilson’s creative process, could fetch millions
Brian Wilson suffered a prolonged mental collapse at the height of the band’s glory years, but has re-emerged as a successful solo performer in the last 20 years, although he often appears fragile in public.
There is little in the “lost archive” to foreshadow these legal problems and personal tragedies. While some lyrics in Brian Wilson’s handwriting are drenched in melancholia, most convey the band’s signature, sunny optimism.
“He wrote some of the best pop songs of all time,” said Neil Warnock, chief executive of The Agency Group Worldwide, a leading concert organizer.
“They were absolutely riveting two- and three-minute pop songs. The more serious stuff, ‘Pet Sounds,’ resonates with every single generation as being a classic piece of music. He’s written a canon of music that is absolutely essential. He just thinks in five-part harmony.”
By John R. Bolton
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