Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy 70th Birthday, Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson

Paul McCartney turns 70 on June 18. On June 20, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys turns 70. These two fellows were perhaps the most influential songwriters of the last 50 years, and they profoundly influenced each other. Brian Wilson cites the Beatle's Rubber Soul as the standard that he tried to beat with Pet Sounds. McCartney cites Pet Sounds as a benchmark for the Sgt. Pepper album.

This is the only video that I could find with the two of them singing together. It's not that great, I'm afraid.

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