Happy Birthday David Marks!

David Marks  is best known as being a founding member of the Beach Boys from February 1962 to October 1963. He performed on the band's first four albums, playing rhythm guitar and singing harmony. He performed in over 100 concerts with the Beach Boys, touring the United States from Hawaii to New York and appearing on their first string of national TV appearances. While his time in the band may have been relatively short, David contributed to the band's seminal sound. David went on to record solo material with his band, the Marksmen, on both A&M and Warner Brothers records. Additionally, two of his late Sixties Thousand Oaks Psychedelic-Pop bands, the Moon and the Colours, still enjoy a large cult following among the era’s collectors and music aficionados.

David is a classically trained guitarist and composer who studied at some of Boston’s finest music schools and had a successful career playing with some of the greatest talents of his generation in the varied genres of Surf, Psych-Pop, Jazz, Blues, Classical, and Rock and Roll, all without trading on his notoriety as an ex-Beach Boy, choosing instead to remain out of the spotlight as a mostly anonymous, working guitarist and songwriter. The 2009 release of Dave Marks & the Marksmen Ultimate Collector’s Edition 1963-1965 marks the first time the entire Marksmen catalog was made available to the public.

Happy birthday David!