A collection of Beach Boys memorabilia will likely be sold as a singular collection. The material was recovered from a Florida storage unit whose rent went unpaid.
Ted Owen, head of London's Fame Bureau auctioneers told Associated Press, "We thought it would be a crime to break it up. What's striking is just how creative and detailed it is. Owen went on to say the manuscripts showing how Brian Wilson arranged the horns demonstrate "song development." This is right from the beginning--well thought out melodies, well thought out harmonies. It's an inside view of the construction of songs, and his genius, really." The collection also includes documents, personal letters and photos, including one of George Harrison with Mike Love.
The Beach Boys, who failed in a legal effort to regain custody of the items, have refused comment, according to their spokesman Jay Jones. The sale is scheduled for May 15th.
Here's a video for The Beach Boys classic Sloop John B featured on their landmark Pet Sounds album from iHeartRadio: