California Girls

“Didn’t the Beach Boys grow up around here somewhere?”

If you were driving around the South Bay of LA muttering this to yourself while unhappily stuck in traffic on the 105, then yes, you are correct. You may have even driven over the birthplace of their breakthrough hit, “Surfin”.

The childhood home of Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson was sadly demolished in the mid-1980s to make way for the ever burgeoning Century Freeway.

Dick Clark and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were instrumental in writing multiple letters to the California State Historic Resources Commission to install the noteworthy landmark. Their writing skills prevailed, and the landmark was unveiled on May 20th, 2005.

Beach Boys Historic Landmark

3701 W. 119th St., Hawthorne, California

Open 24 hours


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