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17 January 2018, 10:04
You'd think that Brian Wilson would have done pretty well in music class, what with him being a music genius and all.
But amazingly, Brian was given an F by teacher Fred Morgan while he was a student at Hawthorne High School in California for a composition that would go on to be the Beach Boys' debut single, ‘Surfin”.
Years later, Morgan said: “Brian wrote a composition for me and it turned out to be ‘Surfin”. That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.”
Thankfully this has all changed now. Dr Vanessa Landesfeind, the current principal at Wilson’s old school, has upgraded his mark, and invited him to the campus to make it official.
A photo of Wilson holding a document declaring the change next to the teacher was posted on his Twitter page:
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
About time, too.
Listen to 'Surfin'' below: