How Wink Martindale Kicked Off the Beach Boys Craze…in His Own Words

I recently asked Winston “Wink” Martindale to tell me his L.A. Story. I planned to record and the transcribe the interview using a basic voice recorder, but when the legendary disc jockey and TV game show host and producer started to speak, I pulled a fast one. I stopped him right there and pulled out my iPhone instead so that everyone could watch Wink share one of his favorite memories in his classic, unforgettable voice. Take a look!


Alison Martino is a writer, television producer and personality, and L.A. pop culture historian. She founded the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles in 2010. In addition to CityThink and VLA, Martino muses on L.A’s. past and present on Twitter and Instagram.

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