3/20/13 Send In the Clowns with Meria and Dave McGowan. Back to Laurel Canyon, this time: the Beach Boys. The crazy world we live in; Brian Wilson, the true genius of the Beach Boys; just kids when they started out; the “white” Jackson family; abuse and violence in the family; Brian beaten deaf by dad; Dennis beaten with 2×4′s; loads of handlers; Who was Eugene Landy? What happened to Brian’s shrink? Dennis married his first cousin’s daughter in his 30′s, she was 16; loads of child brides; drugs a big part of their scene; partying and working with Charles Manson; the drug culture of the 60′s; Glen Campbell subbed for Brian often; trips to the Mental hospitals for Brian & Mike; Who was Danny Hutton? the Beatle’s “White Album” and the Manson murders; the real beach boy/surfer Dennis drowned at 39; who was Tandyn Almer?
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