Sounds of Sunshine

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Sounds of Sunshine were an American sunshine pop[1] group from Los Angeles, California consisting of three brothers. The group released one album on Ranwood Records in 1971, which peaked on the Billboard 200 at #187.[2] Its title track, "Love Means (You Never Have to Say You're Sorry)", was a minor U.S. hit, peaking at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] The song found a much wider audience among adults, reaching #5 on Billboard's Easy Listening survey. The title of the song was taken from a line from the 1970 film Love Story. On the back cover of Dead Kennedys' Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables album, a press shot of the group found by bassist Klaus Flouride at a garage sale[4] (without anything identifying the people in the photo as the members of the group) was used without their permission; the group subsequently sued Biafra's label Alternative Tentacles, forcing various alterations to be made to the album art.


  • Walt Wilder
  • Warner Wilder
  • George Wilder


  1. ^ Goldenburg, Joel (February 27, 2016). "Joel Goldenberg: Sunshine pop offered some respite from '60s strife". The Suburban. 
  2. ^ Billboard,
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  4. ^ Ogg, Alex. (2014). Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables: The Early Years. p. 119. ISBN 9781604864892.