Van Dyke Parks is a quintessential figure in the evolution of American music, perhaps best known as the other genius behind many of the lyrics and arrangements that went into the Beach Boys' SMiLE LP.
Now touring behind a new 7-inch series and Arrangements Vol. 1, a compilation featuring the man's greatest collaborations with Ry Cooder, Arlo Guthrie, Little Feat, and others, Parks settles up at a grand piano with stand-up bassist Gentleman Jim Cooper for a set of sparkling avant-garde pop tunes this Saturday, February 18 at the Earl, and Crib Notes has a pair of tickets to giveaway.
Be the first person to answer the following question correctly in the comments section of this post and the tickets are yours.
In February of 1966 Van Dyke Parks met Brian Wilson through a producer and Pet Sounds background vocalist named Terry Melcher. That same year, Melcher was working with another band. Parks played organ on a song called "5D (Fifth Dimension)” for this band’s third album. Name the band and the album on which "5D (Fifth Dimension)" first appeared. Go!
Thanks for reading, good luck!
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?