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But, you know again, getting back to what a group like ours might represent - the cleanliness thing.

But, you know again, getting back to what a group like ours might represent - the cleanliness thing.

I really dig the scene that's happening now, I really do, because there might be a lot of bad things going on, but if out of all of those bad things ten per cent of the groovy part of it stays, wow... you can't beat that. ---->>>

Of course The Beach Boys will be camp.

Of course The Beach Boys will be camp.

We're just kinda surviving at a very comfortable level. ---->>>

You know, The Beach Boys' image is kinda like a group Doris Day, you know what I mean? ---->>>

The group started getting bigger and bigger, so Al started replacing Brian on the road, and then finally there was a big flare-up with Dave Marks and he left the group. ---->>>

Brian came back in on the road and Al stayed, but Al's the original member of the group. ---->>>

Carl, Dennis and Brian are brothers, and Mike Love's a cousin. ---->>>

Everybody can dig The Beatles, but why should everybody dig us? ---->>>

For us... you know, we're not The Beatles. ---->>>

I mean it shouldn't hang you up emotionally if your record fails. ---->>>

I never could get into The Chambers Brothers. They make good records, but I never could get behind it. ---->>>

I really dig The Byrds. I think they are the most underrated - in their original form - pop group. ---->>>

I've been with the group since 1965. I will be beginning my fifth year on April ninth this year. ---->>>

Records... a record just shouldn't be that important.

Records... a record just shouldn't be that important.

Sometimes one of us might be missing because we might be away or something, but there's always four or five. ---->>>

We try some really interesting things besides being outright commercial. ---->>>

We're not trying to top ourselves with each record, obviously. ---->>>

We've recorded over our voices once and double the harmonies, make them thick. The Four Freshmen do that. ---->>>

You know, Glen Campbell sang with the group right before I joined the group. ---->>>

You know, if I wrote the arrangements two years from now, they would probably be a lot slicker. ---->>>

Before I joined The Beach Boys, I was working at Columbia Records as a producer, and saw The Byrds come in and do their first overdub before Terry even met them. ---->>>

We are a business, and you do a little of what you think's right, pay your bills, and attract... a single record attracts attention to your concerts and your albums. ---->>>

Well, a lot of our concerts do okay, and I know we still get royalty checks which still isn't that important, but again, I have to just say that we're making our records. ---->>>

Biography

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Nationality: American
Born: 06-24, 1944
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Bruce Arthur Johnston (born Benjamin Baldwin on June 27, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer best known as a member of The Beach Boys. In 1965, Johnston joined the band for live performances, filling in for the group's co-founder Brian Wilson, who had quit touring in order to spend more time in the studio (wikipedia)