California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’ was written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips when they were living in New York. In 1963, John Phillips dreamed about the song. Upon waking, he shook his wife, Michelle, awake and together the couple wrote the songs. At the time, the couple were members of “The New Journeymen”, a folk group. This Read More

The Untold Story: Kokomo by the Beach Boys

The hit Beach Boys song was written for the Tom Cruise money, Cocktail. In the 1960s, the Beach Boys topped the charts, and was one of the most popular bands of that decade. They were well known for their songs about recreation and fun. By the 1980s their glory days were far behind them. The Read More