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|David Marks performing with the Beach Boys during their 50th reunion tour in 2012|
|Full name||David Lee Marks|
|Birthday/Birthplace||(1948-08-22) August 22, 1948 (age 69)|
David Lee Marks (August 22, 1948, United States) is an American singer, guitarist and composer. Mostly known for having been a member of The Beach Boys between February 1962 and October 1963, as well as joining the band on several occasions, such as at the 2012 meeting.
David Marks’s Biography
David Marks lived very close to the family home of the three Wilson brothers, Brian, Dennis and Carl, founding members of The Beach Boys, in 1956, when he was seven years old. After the 1950s, Marks was learning singing and playing music with the Wilson family on Sunday nights. Inspired by a 1958 performance by guitarist John Maus, Marks asked his parents to buy him a guitar, his parents gave it to him on Christmas Eve 1958. He started taking lessons from Maus, who had been a student of Ritchie Valens.
Marks inside The Beach Boys
When The Beach Boys was in its first initial wave of international success, Marks leaves the band at the end of August 1963, towards the end of the group’s summer tour, due to an argument with Murry Wilson, but does not give up. immediately the band but until the end of that year, when his parents and Murry came to blows for financial and management problems. The first show without Marks was on October 19, 1963, but he unknowingly would remain a legal member of The Beach Boys until September 27, 1967.
After The Beach Boys
After Marks left The Beach Boys, The Marksmen became the main focus at all times, becoming one of the first that he signed with A & M Records in 1964. Murry Wilson would have threatened the disc jockeys of the radio stations so that they did not pass the songs of The Marksmen.
In 1966, Marks played in Casey Kasem’s band, but without using his name. He then worked with the psychedelic-pop group, The Moon, along with Matt Moore, Larry Brown and David Jackson. The band signed a production agreement with producer Mike Curb and released two albums. He was also a guitarist with Delaney and Bonnie, Colores (main guitar recording on his second album), and Warren Zevon. In early 1971, after meeting on stage in Boston with The Beach Boys, Marks received an offer from Mike Love to join the band, but he declined.
Marks finally met The Beach Boys as a full-time member to play the lead guitar in 1997, when Carl Wilson was battling cancer, but could not continue on tour with the group. After returning and playing some 300 concerts, he is shown as an official beach boy once again, but Marks had to leave the band for the second time in 1999, due to his health problems when he was diagnosed with hepatitis C. He overcame that evil in 2004. From then on, he became an official spokesman in campaigns of prevention and civil awareness to fight against the disease. He has done campaigns talking about the disease in the United States and the United Kingdom.
In 2007, Marks co-wrote the book The Lost Beach Boy with Stebbins, where he details his career and related to his “lost years”, his health problems, his musical development, his recovery and acceptance in the community from The Beach Boys.
On May 20, 2005, The Original Beach Boys (including Marks and Jardine) were immortalized at The Beach Boys’ historical landmark in Hawthorne, California. Marks was included among The Beach Boys who hold the board at the request of the Wilson family.The following year, on June 13, 2006, Marks met with the surviving beach boys Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston in the roof of the historic Capitol Records building in Hollywood, where the five were presented with the RIAA certified double platinum record, in recognition of the two million copies sold of the Sounds of Summer compilation: The Very Best of The Beach Boys.
On the eve of the meeting of The Beach Boys for the 50 years of the group’s life, David Marks was considered and called to play as part of a world tour in 2012, a fact that he accepted.
About the meeting he said:
really look forward to celebrating this important historic meeting with the boys and Capitol Records – where it all began 50 years ago. This means a lot, that we can come together and pay homage to our fans who have kept our music alive.David Marks.
David Marks Net Worth – $20 Million
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