[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG9xE4IVkGs]YouTube - Okkervil River - John Allyn Smith Sails[/VIDEO]

Maybe not something that'll be wildly popular around here, but you never know...

John Allyn Smyth was an American poet better known as John Berryman, who committed suicide by throwing himself off a bridge in Minneapolis in 1972.

It doesn't become recognisable as a cover until about halfway through, fair warning. It's also way] darker than the beach boys version, for obvious reasons...

For some reason, these sort of amercana/indie bands like to write songs about him - he shows up in The Hold Steady's 'Stuck Between Stations," as well.

EDIT - sounds's a little better on this one, but I don't like the performance as much.

[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUi_Di5hO6g]YouTube - Okkervil River - 07 - John Allyn Smith Sails [Pro-Shot][/VIDEO]