David Marks Biography (Wikipedia)
David Lee Marks (born August 22, 1948) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the American rock band The Beach Boys, with whom he recorded five studio albums, and of whom he was a member from 1962 until 1963, again from 1997 until 1999, and lastly in 2012. Following his initial departure from the band, Marks fronted the Marksmen and performed and recorded as a session musician.
A neighbor of the Wilson family – Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson – and a frequent participant at the Wilson family's Sunday night singalongs, thirteen-year-old Marks officially joined the Beach Boys in February 1962 as its rhythm guitarist. Over the next two years, Marks performed on the band's first four studio albums, Surfin' Safari (1962), Surfin' U.S.A. (1963), Surfer Girl (1963), and Little Deuce Coupe (1963). Following an argument with Murry Wilson, the Wilson brothers' father and the band's Manager, Marks left The Beach Boys in 1963, but remained a legal member until September, 1967.