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Brian Wilson confesses: He only surfed once, and the board conked him in the head
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Wilson’s new book, released Oct. 11, chronicles his battles with drug abuse, mental illness and his difficult childhood.

In it, he confesses that he wasn’t a big fan of the Pacific Ocean – despite the fact that it inspired so many of the group’s hit songs.

“The first time I went to the ocean I couldn’t believe it,” Wilson writes. “My dad took us and I was scared at the size of it.”

Later excursions to the coast, which was located roughly eight miles from the Wilson family home, were hardly idyllic, according to the book. “I had light skin that burned easily and I didn’t like squinting against the sun for hours,” Wilson notes.

And although he is remembered for such hits as “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfin’ Safari” and “Catch A Wave,” Wilson admits that he only tried surfing on one occasion – and it didn’t go very well.

“I tried once,” he writes, “and got conked on the head with the board.”

Yet despite his early misgivings about the ocean, Wilson admits that he found musical inspiration whenever he stared out at the surf.

“I liked to look at it, though,” he writes. “It was sort of like a piece of music: each of the waves was moving around by itself, but they were also moving together.”

http://people.com/books/brian-...is-new-autobiograph/


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