Brian Wilson gets high school music grade changed from an F to an A

The Beach Boys star was given the bad mark for what would go on to be the band's debut single

Brian Wilson has had his high school music grade changed from an F to an A.

The Beach Boys star was given an F by teacher Fred Morgan while at Hawthorne High School in California for a composition that would go on to be the band’s debut single, ‘Surfin”.

Some years later, Morgan commented: “Brian wrote a composition for me and it turned out to be ‘Surfin”. That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.”


Dr. Vanessa Landesfeind, the current principal at Wilson’s old school, has now amended his grade, and invited the musician to the campus this weekend (January 15) to make it official. A photo of Wilson holding a document certifying the change next to the teacher was posted to his Twitter page.

Last year, Noel Gallagher wasn’t quite as complimentary to the Beach Boys co-founder. “Fuckin’ hell—I hate Brian Wilson!” he told Paste, after comparisons between the vast arrangements on his new album and that of Wilson’s own music were made.

He added: “And you know what? If there’s a more overrated person in the music business than me, it’s that guy.”


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