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Hawthorne in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys

 
 
Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
1. Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2005 by State Department of Parks and Recreation. (Marker Number 1041.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 33° 55.513′ N, 118° 20.251′ 
View of Entire Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
2. View of Entire Monument
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W. Marker is in Hawthorne, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on 119th Street west of Kornblum Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne CA 90250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester Washington Golf Course (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. Charles Sifford (approx. 1.4 miles away); Eagle Squadrons (approx. 2.4 miles away); Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.) (approx. 2.4 miles away); SV-5D Lifting Body (approx. 2½ miles away); Space Park (approx. 3 miles away); The Washington Elm (approx. 3.4 miles away); Centinela Springs (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Detail on Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Konrad R Summers, May 17, 2009
3. Detail on Monument
Detail on Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Konrad R Summers, May 17, 2009
4. Detail on Monument
Detail on Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Konrad R Summers, May 17, 2009
5. Detail on Monument
Detail on Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Konrad R Summers
6. Detail on Monument
Detail on Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Konrad R Summers, May 17, 2009
7. Detail on Monument
Detail of Upper Left Portion of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
8. Detail of Upper Left Portion of Monument
Detail of Upper Right Portion of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
9. Detail of Upper Right Portion of Monument
Detail of Lower Left Portion of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
10. Detail of Lower Left Portion of Monument
Detail of Lower Right Portion of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
11. Detail of Lower Right Portion of Monument
Distant View of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
12. Distant View of Monument
House Directly Across the Street from the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
13. House Directly Across the Street from the Monument
Former home of original band member David Marks.
Site of the Childhood Home of the Beach Boys Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Konrad R Summers
14. Site of the Childhood Home of the Beach Boys Marker
Site of the Childhood Home of the Beach Boys Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Konrad R Summers, May 17, 2009
15. Site of the Childhood Home of the Beach Boys Marker
Detail of Top Center Portion of the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greg Ullman, October 3, 2012
16. Detail of Top Center Portion of the Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 1,685 times since then and 390 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2013, by Greg Ullman of Fountain Valley, California.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on January 1, 2013, by Greg Ullman of Fountain Valley, California.   14, 15. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   16. submitted on January 1, 2013, by Greg Ullman of Fountain Valley, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022