Brian Wilson performs impromptu gig in London taxi

Gig was recorded as part of the Black Cab Sessions

Brian Wilson, T In The Park, Pet Sounds Arena, July 7 2007. Pic Tim Davies
Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson has played a unique gig in a cramped London taxi.

The star was so eager to take part in the Black Cab Sessions, which have previously featured Badly Drawn Boy and The Futureheads, that he emailed the organisers to personally ask them if he could contribute.

Footage of the performance, available to view at, sees Wilson and four of his bandmates squeezed into the taxi, along with a keyboard and camera crew.

The band then perform 'That Lucky Old Sun', the title-track from Wilson's 2008 album, before breaking into a largely a capella version of The Beach Boys' '60s classic 'California Girls'.

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