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NEWS & UPDATES

NOTE: This space is devoted to news/updates and information on the Beach Boys that appears in news outlets around the world.  The Beach Boys have entered public consciousness to such a degree that new bands are compared with them, their songs are played at numerous functions, and their names are frequently mentioned in the same breath with Summer, the California dream, and of course, surfing and cars.  Since I began collecting these stories, I've been amazed at how far and how deeply the Beach Boys' influence has penetrated.  Their music has reshaped people's ideas of American Pop Music and the subjects they sang about continue to resonate worldwide.  Check here to read what is being said about Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys and for news of updates to this site.



December 7, 2018

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                                                Herald-Tribune

Brian Wilson on 'The Beach Boys' Christmas Album' — the best ...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Beach Boys mastermind will perform the 1964 record in full Tuesday at Van Wezel, joined by longtime bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
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                                                Free Press

Detroit concerts: John Legend, Beach Boys, Tom Morello, more

Detroit Free Press
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston lead the way as the Beach Boys harmonize their way through the Reason for the Season Christmas Tour, featuring a set of ...
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                                                erienewsnow.com

The Boys Are Back In Town

erienewsnow.com
The Beach Boys," Reason for the Season Tour" continued at the Warner Theatre Wednesday evening. The group began playing in 1961 and gained national ...
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                                                Charlotte Observer

Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63

Charlotte Observer
... worthy of punk, but they also had a melodic streak, with the song "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" sounding at times like a punk version of the Beach Boys.
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                                                Herald

7 December concerts in Utah to watch for

Daily Herald
Mike Love, right, sings during an appearance by The Beach Boys at Stadium of Fire at LaVell Edwards Stadium in 2012. Love's new autobiography details his ...
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                                                Herald-Tribune

Live music picks for Sarasota-Bradenton, Dec. 7-13

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson returns to Van Wezel after visiting for his “Pet Sounds” tour, this time playing 1964′s “The Beach Boys' Christmas Album” ...
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Old Dominion takes "Little Saint Nick" for a spin on CMA Country ...

WNWN-FM
"You know, taking on a Beach Boys song is not an easy thing to do," lead singer Matthew Ramsey says, "because nobody can do what the Beach Boys do.
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                                                News

A new way to measure vibrations may eventually help detect ...

ABC News
This is an Inside Science story. “I'm picking up good vibrations. She's giving me excitations.” Little did The Beach Boys know their 1966 hit was the perfect ...
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                                                World Magazine

The Sadly Warm First-Inversion Minor Chord

Guitar World Magazine
The beautiful love song “Forever” by the Beach Boys provides another example of this move, with the third and fourth chords of the intro and each verse, where ...

Interactive Music Map Showcases the Most Sung-About Places in the ...

Mental Floss
Jay-Z has rapped about 27 places, followed by Elvis (who sang about 23 places), Tinie Tempah (22 places), and The Beach Boys (22 places). Check out the ...


December 6, 2018
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  This album is NOT being beamed into Brian Wilson's brain.  Promise.
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                                                Reader

The Beach Boys' Christmas Love Songs

Erie Reader
The Beach Boys are, by no overestimation, one of the most culturally significant acts ever — arguably the greatest American musical group of all time.
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                                                Herald

The Beach Boys – December 27

Daily Herald
The Beach Boys will bring their top hits of the decades to the Delta Hall of the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. as a part of the Now & Then tour.
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                                                Bloomington Pantagraph

The best new Christmas music out in 2018

Bloomington Pantagraph
The Beach Boys' famous Christmas album was released in 1964. If you want an update, this is the closest you'll get. Founding Beach Boy and current head of ...
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                                                NOLA.com

Reverse the Metairie parade route? Move Family Gras? Here's your ...

NOLA.com
The Beach Boys perform during the Family Gras festival in Metairie on Jan. 7, 2015. For 2019, Family Gras is moving from Veterans Memorial Square to ...
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                                                Michigan Life

The weekend ahead: Events and entertainment in Mount Pleasant

Central Michigan Life
The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys is taking its "Reason for the Season" tour to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The band will perform at 8 p.m. in the ...
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                                                Daily News

Vilar Center for Performing Arts winter lineup

Vail Daily News
But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold ...
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                                                American Online

Musical theme permeates Christmas at Russell House

Daily American Online
They feature tributes to famous musicians including Johnny Cash and the Beach Boys, musical theater and motion picture classics, familiar Christmas carols, ...
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                                                Oakland Press

Mid-Michigan entertainment weekend Dec. 7-9 and beyond

The Oakland Press
The Beach Boys: A Reason for the Season 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Soaring Eagle Casino, 6800 E. Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, $35-$69, soaringeagle.com.
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                                                Leader-Telegram

Big & Rich, Hairball headlining Chippewa Falls fair

Leader-Telegram
CHIPPEWA FALLS — For the second straight year, a well-known country act that has headlined other major area festivals will be playing at the Northern ...
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                                                News-Times

Fun Club Chit Chat

York News-Times
And a 60's show, “California Dreaming,” featured the music of the Beach Boys and other hits from the era. Fun Club travelers. Traveling with the Fun Club were ...


December 5, 2018

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                                                Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brian Wilson shares his presence at holiday concert at Heinz Hall

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
That unique talent must come with being part of the Beach Boys' extended family because Rob Bonfiglio, Wilson's son-in-law, married to daughter Carnie, ...
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                                                Science News Service

Phonons Bring Good Vibrations to Quantum Physicists

Inside Science News Service
(Inside Science) -- “I'm picking up good vibrations. She's giving me excitations.” Little did the Beach Boys know, their 1966 hit was the perfect description for a ...
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                                                Bee

'It certainly was a happy day.' Looking back on Bush's 1988 visit to ...

Modesto Bee
He was joined by his wife, Barbara, son Jeb, actor Chuck Norris, a couple of The Beach Boys and California Gov. George Deukmejian, among others.
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                                                Obscura

What's Your Favorite Song About a Place?

Atlas Obscura
Myself, I often think of the song “Salt Lake City” by the Beach Boys. Growing up in Salt Lake City, I could never imagine why someone would want to write a song ...
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                                                Live Music

The Meters' Zigaboo Modeliste And George Porter Jr. To Celebrate ...

Live for Live Music-3 hours ago
... Achievement Award, along with fellow honorees The Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, Queen, Frank Sinatra, and Tina Turner.
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                                                Daily News

The Vilar in Beaver Creek announces more winter shows

Vail Daily News
As the winter season arrives, so do more shows at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Acts such as Jim Belushi, Stephen Marley and more will join The Beach ...
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                                                Stereogum

Happy Hanukkah: 8 Great Covers By Yo La Tengo

Stereogum
... is how great everything sounds, and does as much with that nuanced not-as-flat-as-it-first-seems performance as the Beach Boys did with close harmonies.
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Stuart's Barn Theatre presents Nicky Wood's 'American Bandstand ...

TCPalm
Swoon and croon along with Nicky Wood and his legendary costars paying tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and The Comets, The Beach Boys, ...


December 4, 2018
UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic: 'Tis the season, baby.
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The Beach Boys to perform in New Buffalo

WNDU-TV
(WNDU) Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and The Beach Boys are coming to New Buffalo in 2019. The concert is scheduled for August 2 at Four Winds New Buffalo.

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                                                Michigan Life

The Beach Boys bring Christmas tour to the Soaring Eagle Casino and ...

Central Michigan Life
The Beach Boys will continue its legacy as American rock band with its "Reason for the Season Christmas Tour" at 8 p.m. Dec. 7. The event will take place within ...
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                                                Advertiser

The Beach Boys are first headliner for Cornbury Festival 2019

Bicester Advertiser
EXPECT Good Vibrations in the Oxfordshire countryside next summer, when '60s legends The Beach Boys arrive to headline one of the county's biggest music ...
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                                                Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Best Pittsburgh concerts this week: Steve Earle, Cloud Nothings, lots ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Beach Boys started making albums in 1962 and by 1964 they had seven of them, because that's what bands did back in those days. That seventh album ...
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                                                Stone

New Documentary Dives Deep Into Life of Brian Wilson

Rolling Stone
It was at that point that Brian Wilson's publicist and manager, Jean Sievers, suggested that he speak with Fine since he'd grown close to the Beach Boys legend ...
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                                                Classic Hits and Oldies
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Beach Boy Mike Love says hearing his children sing together on his ...

WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM
The 12-track collection includes original holiday songs, covers of modern Christmas tunes and traditional carols, and even a new rendition of The Beach Boys' ...
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                                                cleveland.com

Rock Hall's 2008 Inductions should have been the greatest ever

cleveland.com
Yet, it's a genre where artists find themselves on the bubble (aside from The Beach Boys). Personally, we'd take Dick Dale and Jack & Dean over The Ventures ...
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                                                Radio.com (blog)

EXCLUSIVE: What Do Mike Love, Bill Murray and Hanson Have in ...

Radio.com (blog)
The Beach Boys' Christmas Album was released in 1964 and featured the enduring holiday favorite, “Little Saint Nick.” Mike Love sang vocals on the original ...
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                                                Guardian

Cornbury announce superstar headliner

Banbury Guardian
The Beach Boys have been confirmed as headliners on the final day of The Cornbury Music Festival at ... Finally our number got called by The Beach Boys.
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                                                Seattle Times

2018's essential Christmas albums rated

The Seattle Times
The Beach Boys co-founder engages his current lineup of the long-running group for a session that includes a new rendition of “Little St. Nick.” Points for ...


December 3, 2018
UPDATE:  This week at The Drive-In:  The Beach Boys tackle "California Girls" in a recent performance!
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The Beach Boys' ambitious follow-up to Pet Sounds nearly destroyed ...

The A.V. Club
In 1966, the Beach Boys—who had had a string of hits with simple songs about sand, sun, fast cars, and pretty girls—took a creative leap forward with Pet ...
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                                                cleveland.com

Brian Wilson and Friends bring Christmas cheer to Ohio (Review)

cleveland.com
Brian Wilson (left) and Al Jardine, founding members of The Beach Boys, played a night of Christmas music topped off with Beach Boys favorites at the Hard ...
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                                                StarNewsOnline.com

5 holiday events that are worth your Christmastime

StarNewsOnline.com
Before you ask what The Beach Boys have to do with Christmas, I've got three words for you: “Little Saint Nick.” Before it was covered by The Muppets in the ...

Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do -- Dec. 2

Daily Herald
The concert will feature a number of holiday favorites including selections from “The Snowman” and The Beach Boys. The audience will also have a chance to ...
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                                                Free Press

The Zoots: The Sounds of the 60s returns to Maidenhead's Norden Farm

Bucks Free Press
The band will play legendary numbers by Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Beach Boys and more. The family-friendly show will see crowds bopping to ...
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                                                Independent.ie

The return of the King: the show that rediscovered Elvis

Independent.ie
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys were now the most exciting new artists, and Elvis spent most of the 1960s languishing in B-movie territory.

Need to get away? Here are some community-sponsored trips

The Delaware County Daily Times
Sounds of the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, to the Doobie Brothers and more. Sit down Lunch. Choose from 7 Entrees. $99 March 15 at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre ...


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