Los Angeles: 1969. Original, 3 page, handwritten, working manuscript for The Beach Boys’ Soulful Old Man Sunshine, composed by Brian Wilson and Rick Henn. 1 page of lyrics (8 1/2” X 11”), 2 pages of music (9 1/2” X 12 1/2”), both handwritten in black ink, and a contemporaneous printed lead sheet for the track (9 1/2” X 13”). All the writing is by Henn (thus the price). No other concurrent drafts, by Wilson or Henn, are recorded. A few creases and signs of age, a staple hole at an upper corner of the lyric sheet, else very good. Very good. Item #349
Recorded in November 1969, but its release was delayed at the insistence of lead singer Carl Wilson who missed a word in his vocal. It was finally issued, 29 years later, on the band’s 1998 Endless Harmony Soundtrack compilation.