Pet Sounds - All The Beach Boys Meeting The Elephants

$1,300.00 USD

Rewind to the iconic Pet Sounds photo shoot at the San Diego Zoo on February 10, 1966, where all members, including Bruce Johnston, were present. Far from a casual shoot, it marked The Beach Boys' transition from surf rock to California music trendsetters. Their evolved attire, moving away from the classic striped and plaid to a modern look, was deftly captured by the skilled George Jerman. This image isn't merely a photo; it epitomizes The Beach Boys' transformative journey from classic to contemporary in the music realm.


Size: 16x20 inches

16x20 inches
20x24 inches



A Capitol Records staff photographer during the 50s and 60s, George Jerman was the lead photographer on The Beach Boys legendary album Pet Soundsat the San Diego Zoo on February 10th, 1966.

In addition, George shot the band for Stack O’ Tracks and a number of studio sessions for Beach Boys Party!, plus he assisted Ken Veeder at the Zuma Beach shoot in July 1967 that contributed images to Wild Honey.

George also photographed, among others, Glen Campbell, Bobby Darin, Merle Haggard, Lou Rawls and Nancy Wilson during his time at the label.

George was a lover of jazz and in the 1970s became a sound engineer on a number of live jazz albums, often working with Bob Edmondson of The Tijuana Brass and other notable musicians.