In a win for everybody who felt hard done by in the high school marks department, The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson has had an old ‘F’ grade turned into an ‘A’.
Music is, of course, subjective, but Wilson must have felt vindicated when his failing mark song, Surfin’, ended up as the first single by The Beach Boys – and earned them over a million dollars.
The teacher in question may very well have felt like a total schmuck, too.
Anyway, Wilson returned to Hawthorne High, his – and the rest of the band’s – high school recently for a walk down memory lane. He also had that mark adjusted somewhat upwards by the current principal.
Brian’s high school music teacher Fred Morgan: “Brian wrote a composition for me and it turned out to be ‘Surfin.’ That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.” Brian’s failing grade has now been changed to an A on this assignment by Dr. Landesfeind! pic.twitter.com/ICANT605Kx
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 15, 2018
Right. Time to indignantly scrabble through old schoolwork wishing we had the power to get the same treatment.
Meanwhile, here’s the song in question…