The Beach Boys Cover Database

An attempt to collect together all the covers of Beach Boys songs in one place.


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The Surfer Moon

"The Surfer Moon"

(Brian Wilson)
Album: Surfer Girl (1963)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube, Spotify

First version released: Bob & Sheri (1961)

First written for Brian's roommate Bob Norberg and his girlfriend. Also rewritten as "Summer Moon". See below for these.

The database contains 3 covers of "The Surfer Moon".


Artist Album Year Listen Notes
The Beach Boys
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
Bob & SheriThe Surfer Moon single1961Youtube, SpotifyThe first recording of the song. Produced by Brian.
Vicki Korcher and Bob Norberg
(covered as "Summer Moon")
The Big Beat 19632013YoutubeRecorded in 1963. New lyrics by Brian, and I assume produced by him too. This uses the same backing track as The Beach Boys version.

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