Beach Boys co-founder David Marks and his wife Carrieann were arrested in a domestic disturbance earlier this month in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. According to TMZ.com, "We're told police responded to a dispute between David and his wife. After investigating, cops placed both David and Carrieann in cuffs and hauled them off to jail. David was arrested and booked for resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer -- a misdemeanor -- and Carrieann got busted for domestic violence against a spouse. . . also a misdemeanor. The details of the incident in question remain unclear." Neither David nor Carrieann pressed charges on another.

Carrieann told TMZ that it was all a misunderstanding, adding that the couple are heading to the South of France next moth to cerebrate David's 70th birthday and claiming, "we are happier than ever."

David Marks, who grew up across the street form Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, began making music with the brothers as a pre-teen, was a member of the Beach Boys from 1961 to 1963 and one of the five names on the band's original contract to Capitol Records. He performed on the group's first five albums, including the hits "Surfer Girl," "409," "Little Deuce Coupe," "Surfin' Safari," "Shut Down," "In My Room," "Little Saint Nick," "Catch A Wave," "Be True To Your School," and "Surfin' U.S.A." Marks, who was part of the Beach Boys' 2012 50th anniversary tour, toured in 2013 with Brian Wilson as part of his joint trek with Jeff Beck. Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine and '70s-era Beach Boy Blondie Chaplin were also on board. Not too long ago, Marks joined up with Mike Love's touring version of the band for a string of overseas dates.

David Marks recalled how the Beach Boys' formation began in the late '50s: "When I was 10-years-old, I received a guitar for Christmas, right around the same time Carl Wilson got his first guitar. And we just decided to practice together. We liked what we were hearing, so we played together everyday after school. Meanwhile, Brian was playing around with the piano and studying harmony. One day after a while, we got the bright idea, well why don't we put the guitars and Brian's songs together and see what it sounds like? And we came up with the 'surf sound.'"

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