Re: Today In Pop Music History, Part II --"God Only Knows" Paul McCartney's Favorite Song
Posted by Mike Sandland on March 9, 2017, 7:29 am, in reply to "Today In Pop Music History, Part II --"God Only Knows" Paul McCartney's Favorite Song"
One of my favourite Beach Boys tracks, 'God Only Knows' was a massive No.2 hit here in the UK, where it has always been popular. The 'B' side 'Wouldn't it be Nice', despite not being the main side has also always been a favourite here, often being played on UK oldies radio stations which are not normally given to playing flipsides.
One more thing. I saw the Beach Boys twice in my hometown of Manchester in the mid-60s, and i have always maintained that i have never seen any act (and i have seen many!) that sounded so much like their original studio recordings when performing 'live'. Quite a feat when you consider the complicated harmonies involved!