On this day in 1964, the Beach Boys entered the studio to record one of their most famous singles, “Don’t Worry Baby.” They also recorded a video for the single soon after its initial release.
Brian Wilson has said the song was directly inspired by one of his greatest influences.
His all-time favorite record is “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes, which provided inspiration for Wilson to “capture the essence” of it when writing “Don’t Worry Baby.”
The Motown influences are clear in this song, as they are in most Beach Boys songs – listen to that gorgeous falsetto lead vocal by Wilson! Let’s hope he and the rest of the band sound as good as they did in 1964 when they come to Boston for a reunion concert.
It’s amazing how far we’ve come in the making of music videos, considering how primitive this one is. Watch it below and share your thoughts on “Don’t Worry Baby” in the comments.