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With Brian Wilson

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined by Brian Wilson, who is currently on a world tour celebrating and performing the iconic Beach Boys album Pet Sounds.

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined by Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, who is currently touring the group's iconic album 'Pet Sounds'.

Brian Wilson co-founded the Beach Boys in California in 1961. Together, they released 29 studio albums, sold over 100 million records and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2000, after going solo, Brian was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and later received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to the performing arts. He is one of the most influential songwriters in rock 'n' roll history...

This morning, he joins Mary Anne to reflect on the early days, the making of the Beach Boys' eleventh studio album, and gives tips for up-and-coming artists in 2016.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Animal Collective

    My Girls

    • CD SINGLE.
    • DOMINO.
    • 1.
  • Michael Kiwanuka

    Black Man In A White World

    • Polydor Records.
  • The Four Freshmen


    • Capitol.
  • Gold Panda

    In My Car

    • City Slang.
  • Beck


    • Geffen.
  • Bat for Lashes


    • Parlophone.
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Joan Of Arc

  • Sunriser

    • Tom Adams

      Voyages By Starlight

      • Kowloon.
  • Booker T. & The MG’s

    Green Onions

    • Atlantic.
  • James Blake

    Radio Silence

    • Polydor.
  • R.E.M.

    At My Most Beautiful

    • Warner Bros.
  • Teleman

    Glory Hallelujah

    • Moshi Moshi.
  • Steel Pulse

    Prodigal Son

    • Mango.
  • Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler

    Laurent And Bernadette

  • The Only Ones

    Another Girl Another Planet

    • Virgin.
  • Lindstrøm

    Closing Shot

    • Smalltown Supersound.
  • The Beatles

    Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Formation


    • MeNo Records.
  • Jimmy Scott

    Sycamore Trees

  • Belle and Sebastian

    Lazy Line Painter Jane

  • Floating Points

    Kuiper (Radio Edit)

    • Pluto.
  • Kate Bush

    Army Dreamers

    • EMI.
  • Metronomy

    Old Skool

    • Because Music.
  • Bobby “Boris” Pickett

    Monster Mash

    • Decca.
  • Curtis Mayfield

    Move On Up

    • MCI.
  • Lou Rhodes

    All The Birds

    • Nude Records.
  • The Beach Boys

    Wouldn't It Be Nice

    • The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1).
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Spring King

    The Summer

    • Island.
  • Jonathan Richman & MODERN LOVERS

    Roadrunner (Twice)

    • Essential.
  • The Coral

    Holy Revelation

  • Mary Anne Interview Brian Wilson

    • The Beach Boys

      You Still Believe In Me

    • The Beach Boys

      God Only Knows

      • The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1).
      • EMI.
      • 4.
  • Emma Pollock

    Dark Skies

    • Chemikal Underground Recordings.
  • The Human League

    The Sound Of The Crowd

    • Virgin.
  • O.D.B.

    Shimmy Shimmy Ya

    • The Dirty Story: The Best Of ODB.
    • Elektra.
  • Radiohead

    Ful Stop

    • A Moon Shaped Pool.
    • XL Recordings.
    • 5.
  • The Bonzo Dog Band

    We Were Wrong

    • Strange Fruit.
  • Minor Victories

    Scattered Ashes (Song For Richard)

    • PIAS.
  • The Smiths


    • The Sound Of The Smiths.
    • Rhino.
    • 16.
  • Frank Ocean

    Super Rich Kids

    • MERCURY.

    The Bird Song

    • Speedy Wunderground.