Norm's Beach Boy ListNorm reports on the outcome of his Beach Boy survey.
I did not vote and I feel a bit sheepish. The main reason is that I never took The Beach Boys seriously back in the days. But yes, now that I like Lady Gaga, and then listen to the Wilsons and crew, I realize Wow!!
And of course this was all pop music in my time, especially living in California (woo-hoo - California Girls!). But did I recognize at the time how special and wonderful it was?
Did the Central Europeans of the late 18th century realize the magic they were getting from Mozart? To a degree but what degree? Beethoven?
And as Steve Sailer rightly asks, what about Shakespeare?