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The Beach Boys: At The Anaheim Convention Center, California

Gene Sculatti, Phonograph Record, January 1974

WHERE ELSE could the Beach Boys preface a performance of 'Surfer Girl' with, "on our way down here tonight, we passed within two blocks of where the girl who inspired this song used to live"? Elder brother Brian scribbled the selfsame sylph portrait one fine day, in 1963 on the way to his orthodontist's, somewhere down among the sweltering palms.

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