#1041 Site of Childhood Home of the Beach Boys


#1041 Site of Childhood Home of the Beach Boys

Site information:

3701 W. 119th Street, Hawthorne

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Site of the Childhood Home of the Beach Boys

It was here in the home of parents Murry and Audree that Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson grew to manhood and developed their musical skills. During Labor Day weekend 1961, they, with cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine, gathered here to record a tape of their breakthrough song "Surfin'." This marked the birth of the rock group known worldwide as The Beach Boys, and the beginning of an historic musical legacy that would change the recording industry. The music of the Wilsons, Love, Jardine, and friend David Marks broadcast to the world an image of California as a place of sun, surf, and romance. Brian Wilson would become a legendary producer, arranger, and songwriter.