David Marks

American musician

David Lee Marks (born August 22, 1948) is an American singer and guitarist. He was an early member of The Beach Boys.

David Marks
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Marks performing for the California Saga 2 Charity Concert in Los Angeles, 2019
Background information
Birth nameDavid Lee Marks
Born (1948-08-22) August 22, 1948 (age 72)
OriginHawthorne, California, U.S.
Years active1962–present
Associated acts

Marks joined the Beach Boys in February 1962. He performed on the band's first four albums, Surfin' Safari (1962), Surfin' U.S.A. (1963), Surfer Girl (1963), and Little Deuce Coupe (1963). In August 1963, he left the group.[1]

Afterward, Marks worked with acts including Casey Kasem's Band Without a Name, the Moon, Delaney & Bonnie, Colours, and Warren Zevon, and studied jazz and classical guitar at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory.


  1. Stebbins, Jon; David Marks (2007). The Lost Beach Boy. London: Virgin Books. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-85227-391-0.