Share an experience, song, artist, venue or event that turned you to the Music and Lifestyle we call “Beach Music”. Maybe it was a trip to North Myrtle Beach or one of the clubs in Carolina Beach. Was it an SOS event or simply a friend sharing a cassette tape of beach music songs?
Summers at White Lake
I first heard beach music when I was young…riding my bicycle on Ocean Blvd. and hearing the music coming out of the “cool” places. I couldn’t wait to “grow up” so I could go in & listen..still many great memories of THE PAD & OD Pavilion on the oceanfront.
Summer vacation at the Caravelle Resort in N. Myrtle Beach, late 60’s.
The Beatles had ruined music, MB brought it back for me, forever.
Visiting Myrtle Beach
May I Maurice Williams and the Zodics at Williams Lake Dunn NC, went into the Navy shortly after my visit to the lake took that music with me the whole time got home in 1969 “the beach “ has been my music ever since listing to 94.9 every day and it’s still the only music for me.
Charlie Brown on the beach…..kept the fire burning – when we were station overseas…. The Embers, Down on the Boardwalk, and Myrtle Beach..is where I first fell in love with the music….. I have spent many years in beach areas with my family…but Myrtle Beach and 94.9 is our forever home…..
by chance happened I happened into ODs and Fat Harolds on an SOS weekend fell in love with beach music and shag dancing, returned to NMB as often as possible after that
My mother was a huge fan and played the records as I was growing up in the 1960s. I became her dancing partner at 3. My high school beach trips were MB and always included shagging. Freshman orientation at UNC involved beach music and I remember the day had to explain beach music to my wife- from MD. Today my grown kids know the words to every classic song.
My first Beach music I heard was by on old band from Morganton NC called the Changing Times thought the music was awesome. And after all these years I still love the music ..
Wife made me take Shag lessons! I was hooked from then on!!!
Wandered into The Nag’s Head Casino one night in the early 1960’s ; Haven’t been the same since !!GG
My parents always played “Embers Live at the Landmark” on vinyl and then on cassette in the car for me and my siblings on the way to our annual vacation to Cherry Grove beach.
I first heard of beach music when o seen a Jim Quick and Coastline concert on a local access channel and have been hooked ever since
My older sister and I listened to Billy Stewart on her 8-track. We sought out beach music stations on the radio and listened to beach music every summer when our family vacationed in Cherry Grove. The love of music and the beach are two things my husband and I have in common. We retired to Little River and 94.9 never leaves my dial.
I grew up with beach music. Trips to SC beachs in the late 50s thru the early 70s.
Never heard Beach Music as I am from Colorado until I was 40. Heard The Attractions at the Lexington BBQ Festival. Loved the Band of Oz at Thirstys in Greensboro. Have gone to many SOS functions at Myrtle Beach. Moved back home to Colorado, now have to rely on CD’S. love BOZ and Jerry West is awesome, Jim Quick and Coastline, the list goes on.
I moved to North Topsail Island from Oklahoma 4 years and 1 month ago…I can cowboy swing/line/ballroom/ 2 step/etc….dance but I had no clue what beach music or shag was. After several months of getting settled in, I finally decided to check out the night life….half way thru the song, the very 1st time I was asked to dance…I stopped and said Ok just WHAT are you doing???? I couldn’t figure it out… He said Shag… I replied with WHAT is SHAG??? He was a lil taken back but finally said Uh you’re not from here are you…..lolol!!! 6 months later I had the basic and a few turns down. 2 years ago I was introduced to Spring Safari and by Fall Migration that same year I moved to North Myrtle Beach!!! I love it here!!!
I was born with it in my bones ❤️
Watching the lifeguards dance at Sonny’s after they got ff work in the afternoon. This was in the late 50’s and early 60’s. I was too young to join them but loved to watch them from the beach. My cousin and I would walk back to our cottage and practice the steps. I was hooked on the music and the dance from then on.
The Summer of 1970 at the Peppermint Beach Club in Virginia Beach listening to the Showmen & Bill Deal and the Rhondels while waiting for a hamburger & Coke at the snackbar. I was 17.
Bill Deal and the Rhondels concert at a Norfolk, VA festival in 2002
Went to O.D. for Grad week from Belmont N.C. High School in 1968. Was on the beach in front of the pavilion all day, every day and loved every song.