Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) & Raffael Saddiq
Hall of Fame Essay
A great melody travels anywhere - through any age, over any beat, arranged in any genre.
While memorable records can find sharp hooks in rhythm, production impact or even sheer noise, they can’t enjoy the interpretations - and thus the endlessly multiplied lives - of a perfectly rounded tune. No group makes the point more conclusively than the Bee Gees, an act whose magic melodies have weathered thirty years of trends, morphed through a music school’s worth of styles and forged five-hundred covers, all while stressing nothing so much as their hummable core.
They are forever young, forever new.
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