“You Don’t Know What I Got”: The Story Behind “Little Deuce Coupe” by The Beach Boys

Brian Wilson's musical journey began with studying harmonies from The Four Freshmen and mastering various genres, teaching his brothers vocal parts.

Experimenting with overdubbing on a reel-to-reel tape recorder at 16, Wilson constantly pursued the sounds in his head, later proving himself as a top producer.

 "Little Deuce Coupe" was inspired by a Ford Model 18 and collaboration with DJ Roger Christian, capturing the allure of 1932 deuce coupes.

Mike Love's suggestion led to the creation of "Little Deuce Coupe," with Wilson adding lyrics and music, highlighting their collaborative process.

Recorded live with separate microphones, "Little Deuce Coupe" showcased Wilson's perfectionism, with the band often hearing their songs on the radio immediately after recording.