Friday, June 8, 2007

Lost Beach Boy Hangs Lose After 30 Years Of Silence

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A banished Beach Boy is telling his side of the story more than 30 years after being kicked out of the iconic California band.

Ex-Beach Boy David Marks – who recorded megahits with the Beach Boys, such as “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “409” – is dishing the dirt in a book titled The Lost Beach Boy (Virgin Books), and talking about his life as a founding member of the group and the heartache that followed after he was kicked out of the band.

And while Marks hasn’t gotten to reap the benefits of his former band, he’s not mad at the Beach Boys.

Says Marks: “I grew up with those guys and started playing music with them when I was 10. They didn’t kick me out of the band, their dad Murray Wilson did.”

Turns out, Wilson – who was also the band’s manager and a “hard-nosed, staunch business man” – tricked Marks into signing an agreement when he was 15-years-old that phased him out of the band.

Marks explains, “I was so young, I just signed it, and it wasn’t until many years later that I realized the contract was bogus and Murray messed with my psyche. He realized how profitable the band was going to be and wanted to keep the money in the Wilson family, so he totally blackballed me.”

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