The Beach Boys complete ‘Sloop John B’ 50 years ago today (Dec 29 1965)

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(Wednesday, December 29, 1965) — The Beach Boys completed “Sloop John B,” a traditional folk song from The Bahamas, today at Western Recorders studios in Hollywood, for release as a single on Mar. 21, 1966.

The track was ranked #271 on Rolling Stone‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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