Back in 1959, Brian Wilson submitted a song to his high-school music class. His teacher gave him an "F." Nearly 60 years later, the current principal of the school turned that grade into an "A." And the song he wrote that got him that "F" turned out to be the Beach Boys' first hit single a couple years later: "Surfin'."
Brian’s high school music teacher Fred Morgan: “Brian wrote a composition for me and it turned out to be ‘Surfin.’ That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.” Brian’s failing grade has now been changed to an A on this assignment by Dr. Landesfeind! pic.twitter.com/ICANT605Kx— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 15, 2018