The Pendletones > The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys were originally called the Pendletones, an homage to the (pictured) Pendleton Woolen Mills flannel shirts, a surfer-favored look that was extremely popular at the time (they’re popular again today, but expensive). When Candix Records pressed the original single for the group’s first sort-of hit, “Surfin’,” the label decided to name the group the Beach Boys as to dogpile on the “everything surf!” trend. The singles could not be repressed with the low budget the bad had, so they were then known as the Beach Boys.

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