Disney Girls (1957)
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|"Disney Girls (1957)"|
|Song by The Beach Boys|
|from the album Surf's Up|
|Released||August 30, 1971|
|Recorded||June 3, 1971|
|Producer(s)||The Beach Boys|
"Disney Girls (1957)" is a song written by Bruce Johnston for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1971 album Surf's Up. The lead vocals are by Johnston, who also plays upright piano, synth bass, and mandolin.
"Disney Girls (1957)" has proven to be one of Bruce Johnston's most enduring songs, still occasionally performed by The Beach Boys in concert to this day. It has been covered by many artists, including Art Garfunkel, Cass Elliott, Jack Jones, Captain & Tennille, and even Johnston himself, on his 1977 solo album Going Public. Cass Elliot's version (from the album Cass Elliot) is notable for featuring both Johnston and Carl Wilson.
The song has long been considered Johnston's solo spot during Beach Boys live shows. It was performed during the band's 50th Anniversary and, along with "Wendy" (on which he was not the original lead vocal) was Johnston's only consistent lead during the shows.
- The Beach Boys
- Al Jardine – harmony and backing vocals
- Bruce Johnston – lead, harmony and backing vocals; upright piano, synth bass, mandolin
- Mike Love – harmony and backing vocals
- Brian Wilson – harmony and backing vocals
- Carl Wilson – harmony and backing vocals
- Dennis Wilson – harmony and backing vocals
- Session musicians and production staff
- "The Beach Boys' Netherlands discography". www.beachboys45.nl.