From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations


by The Beach Boys


Influences on The Beach Boys

Johnny Otis
The Four Freshmen
Chuck Berry (The Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA” mimics Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen” almost note for note. Berry was even awarded a co-writing credit for the song following litigation, although the royalties he received have always been a point of contention for Brian Wilson, who wrote the song’s lyrics.)
The Ventures
The Beatles
Perry Como
Rosemary Clooney

Influenced by The Beach Boys

Paul McCartney
Jan and Dean
Tom Petty
Velvet Underground

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...