The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, David Marks, ‘Pet Sounds, Giraffe’ at Proud Galleries London

The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, ‘Pet Sounds, Giraffe’

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© George Jerman
San Diego, U.S.A. 10 February 1966
All prints have the signature or the posthumous stamp of the photographer where known
Prints at 30x40 and 40x60 inches are available and subject to quality and resolution of image
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This particular shot, featuring The Boys amidst the giraffes, was a strong contender for the album cover - and it's not hard to see why.

The boys, hanging out with some of the zoo's larger residents, gave the series of outtakes a unique, reportage-style flair. But this wasn't just about getting some cool shots with giraffes. It was about signaling a sea change. Their neat haircuts, striped and plaid shirts began to fade into the background, making way for a fresh, contemporary look - a reflection of their transition from surf rock to the pioneers of the burgeoning California music sound. All these moments were expertly caught in George Jerman's lens.

So, ready to capture a piece of music history that reflects a transformative moment for The Beach Boys? With this shot, you're not just viewing an image; you're embracing a turning point in the band's evolution.

Far Out
The San Diego Union Tribune

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