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    Beach Boys Articles of Incorporation (1964). Historic and important leather-bound, monogrammed corporate ledger containing the following documents signed by Mike Love and Brian, Dennis & Carl Wilson: the Beach Boys Articles of Incorporation dated April 3, 1964; Certifcate of Amendment to Articles dated July 5, 1967; By-laws dated April 8, 1964; Board Meeting Waiver dated April 8, 1964; Waiver dated April 1, 1965; Waiver dated January 1, 1967; Waiver dated March 30, 1967; Waiver dated June 28, 1967 and Waiver dated September 24, 1968. There are also numerous other documents signed by Brian, Mike and Dennis as officers, as well as a stock certificate specimen and other related unsigned items.

    January 1, 1964 found the Beach Boys as American's hottest band. In February, the Beatles landed in America and the Beach Boys saw their chart dominance quickly erode. These first few months of 1964 would be critical for the Beach Boys long-term success. Brian Wilson was burned-out on doing albums full of simple surf and car songs. He wanted to transition the banked from simple pop performers with nice harmonies to sophisticated innovators with complex studio arrangments. It is now April 2, 1964. Brian and the group are in the studio starting to work on the breakthrough album he has in mind. Two major events happen that day -- the basic tracks for major hit "I Get Around" are laid down and their manager, Murray Wilson (father of Brian, Carl and Dennis), is fired. As Brian said later: "We finally said. 'Look, we can't deal with you any more. We've got to let you go and get a new manager.'" The album they worked on these first few days of April turned out to be "All Summer Long," their best effort to date. This was also the week in which they incorporated themselves Beach Boys Entertainment Enterprises, Inc. as documented in this unbelievably rare group of documents naming the four related group members to the Board of Directors. In excellent condition. A rare opportunit


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