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CHL No. 1041 Beach Boys Historic Landmark - Los Angeles


NO. 1041 Site of the Childhood Home of the Beach Boys - It was here that the childhood home of Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson developed their unique musical skills. During Labor Day weekend 1961, they, their cousin Mike Love, and a 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. The music of the Beach Boys broadcast to the world an image of California as a place of sun, surf, and romance.


3701 W. 119th St., Hawthorne
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Their house was demolished to make way for the 105 freeway.

CHL No. 1041 Beach Boys Historic Landmark - Street Marker