Happy Birthday To North Salem’s David Lee Marks

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David Lee Marks, turns 66 on Friday.
David Lee Marks, turns 66 on Friday.

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to North Salem’s David Lee Marks!

David Lee Marks, a long time North Salem resident, turns 66 on Friday.

Marks, a guitarist, singer and songwriter, was born Aug. 22, 1948.

He is best known as a member of the The Beach Boys, with whom he recorded five studio albums, and of whom he was a performing member from 1962 until the late fall of 1963, performing again from 1997 until 1999, and lastly in 2012. To date, he has released three solo albums, "Work Tapes" (1992), "Something Funny Goin' On" (2003) and "I Think About You Often" (2006).

A neighbor of the Wilson family – The Beach Boys' founding members were Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson – and a frequent participant at the Wilson family's Sunday night singalongs, thirteen-year-old Marks officially joined The Beach Boys in February 1962 as its rhythm guitarist, replacing founding member Al Jardine during his brief pursuit of a career in the air industry. Over the next year, overlapping for some time with the returned Jardine in a six-member lineup (including founding member and Wilson cousin Mike Love), Marks was a band member on its first four studio albums, "Surfin' Safari"(1962), "Surfin' U.S.A." (1963), "Surfer Girl" (1963) and "Little Deuce Coupe" (1963 ).

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