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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.



March 22, 2019

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                                                Reporter-Telegram

Beach Boys' Love keeps up the good vibrations

Midland Reporter-Telegram
Love, who owns the rights to the Beach Boys name, maintains he didn't fire anyone from the Beach Boys ... The Beach Boys with special guest John Stamos.
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                                                Patch.com

JLo, Beach Boys: Shows to See in Chicagoland

Patch.com
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — As the weather (hopefully) starts to warm, there will be plenty of things to do in Chicagoland, from live music to sports events to theater.
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                                                Standard

The Unassuming Greatness of Hal Blaine

Pacific Standard
In those days, the best place for me to indulge this fascination was the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds Sessions. Released in 1997, the four-CD box set was a ...
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                                                Tribune-Herald

Big-name acts arrive in Waco for busy week of shows

Waco Tribune-Herald
The Beach Boys, “Now and Then Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Extraco Events Center, 4901 Bosque Blvd.; $75, $55 and $45, online at ...
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When You Meet The Enemy, And It Is 'Us'

NPR
... also handle the banalities of a family car trip to the beach or underscore a gruesome sequence with the theremin whistle of the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations.
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                                                Southern

Bluegrass band Blue Canyon Boys to play Old Feed Store

The Southern
He didn't start playing music until he was 16, and was immediately infatuated with the sun-drenched California rhythms of the Beach Boys. At the end of his high ...
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                                                Haven Tribune

BEUSCHEL: Diving into memories after Catalina Club performance

Grand Haven Tribune
I started to sing the Beach Boys version, but my granddaughter challenged me and said it wasn't the Beach Boys version of the song. She bet it was the version ...
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                                                Worcester Telegram

Surf rocker Dick Dale shaped the sound of Southern California — and ...

Worcester Telegram
His playing influenced countless other musicians, including the Beach Boys, who famously added harmonized vocals to surf music but still made room for a ...
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                                                Brunswick News

Athens-based bands stage weekend takeover

Brunswick News
... for some major names in the music industry — a few of those include the Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, Muddy Waters, 38 Special, the Beach Boys and others.
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                                                Herald-Tribune

Live music picks in Sarasota-Bradenton-Charlotte, March 22-28

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
... of The Four Freshmen does not feature any original members of the jazz vocal group, whose harmonies were a big influence on the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson.


March 21, 2019
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  A fond goodbye to Dick Dale.
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                                                Plainview Daily Herald

John Stamos to appear with Beach Boys at Midland show

Plainview Daily Herald
Stamos announced on social media that he will be joining The Beach Boys on Friday, March 22, when they bring their "Now & Then" tour to the Wagner Noel ...
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                                                Daily Herald

Appreciation: Dick Dale shaped the sound of surf rock

The Daily Herald
His playing influenced countless other musicians, including the Beach Boys, who famously added harmonized vocals to surf music but still made room for a ...
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                                                Galesburg Register-Mail

Old Dogs-New Tricks show benefits the Orpheum

Galesburg Register-Mail
Hamilton has opened shows for everybody from Johnny Cash to The Beach Boys as well as singing and playing guitar acts as varied as Charlie Pride and ...
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                                                Online

The Epic History of John Stamos' Jonas Brothers Fandom

E! Online
But it was his appreciation for The Beach Boys, formed just down the road from his Cypress, Calif. hometown two years before his 1963 birth, that would lead to ...
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                                                Days

Soundbites: Brian Wilson to Perform at Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

Seven Days
The legendary singer-songwriter and cofounder of the Beach Boys returns to the Queen City on Sunday, June 9 — specifically to the Flynn MainStage, where he ...
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                                                Guacamoley

We Were Fine Until The 'God Only Knows' Cue In The 'Toy Story 4 ...

Guacamoley
I was prepared to cry during the #ToyStory4 trailer because of the nature of the material, however when "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys started playing, ...
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                                                Chronicle

Review: 'Us' a freaky family feud

Houston Chronicle
Adding to the atmosphere is Peele's use of music, which ranges from the Beach Boys' “Good Vibrations” to N.W.A's “—- tha Police” and, of course, if you've seen ...
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                                                Refinery29

Jordan Peele's Us Will Scare You Off Red Jumpsuits Forever

Refinery29
... is punctuated with fun, unexpected musical cues, like an ersatz Alexa named Ophelia playing The Beach Boys' “Good Vibrations” and a symphonic version of ...
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                                                Commercial

Daytona's Peabody Auditorium celebrates 100 years

Daily Commercial
Among the star-studded lineup that has performed on Peabody Auditorium's stage are Louis Armstong, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and Willie Nelson.
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                                                Cheat Sheet

'Toy Story 4': Fans are Already Getting Emotional

The Cheat Sheet
“I was prepared to cry during the #ToyStory4 trailer because of the nature of the material, however when “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys started playing, ...


March 20, 2019

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                                                Billboard

The Beach Boys Remember Dick Dale: 'He Was Part of a Whole Other ...

Billboard
Dick Dale came into the Beach Boys' lives as a hard-edged renegade -- but with a soft spot for the band he most influenced. When Beach Boy Bruce Johnston ...
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                                                Billboard

The Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows' Is Featured in New 'Toy Story 4 ...

Billboard
The full-length trailer features The Beach Boys' 1966 classic “God Only Knows” as the theme music; meanwhile, some of the plot is revealed for the possible last ...
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Dick Dale Remembered By Jack White, Beach Boys

Live for Live Music
Rock guitarist Jack White and members of the Beach Boys were just a few high profile artists who shared thoughtful posts about the late guitarist in the days ...
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                                                Antonio Current

Hollywood Hunk John Stamos Will Be in San Antonio Tonight

San Antonio Current
The Beach Boys had a reputation of magically showing up in San Francisco to jam out with the Tanner/Katsopolis/Gladstone crew on the sitcom Full House.
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                                                Chronicle

Shut up and play the hits

Duke Chronicle
The Beach Boys' “Greatest Hits – Volume 1” went double-platinum — a distinction “Pet Sounds” never achieved — while “Legend” continues to outsell every ...
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                                                iHeartRadio

Weezer Reveals The Surprising Theme of The 'Black Album' & More ...

iHeartRadio
I think it's definitely dark, but I think we lost the Beach Boys a bit and it's definitely more influenced by Kanye [West], as well as, like, 90s Beck and Beastie Boys ...
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                                                Beach News-Journal

Daytona's Peabody Auditorium celebrates 100 years

Daytona Beach News-Journal
Among the star-studded lineup that has performed on Peabody Auditorium's stage are Louis Armstong, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and Willie Nelson.
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'Toy Story 4': Woody and Buzz Lightyear Hit the Road in New Trailer

Variety
Bo Peep tries to convince Woody to leave Bonnie but he remains devoted as the strains of the Beach Boys' 1966 ballad “God Only Knows” play in the ...
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                                                Socialist Web Site

Legendary “Wrecking Crew” drummer Hal Blaine dead at 90

World Socialist Web Site
Along with the Spector recordings, Blaine regularly recorded with the Beach Boys, including on songs such as “ I Get Around ,” “California Girls” and “Good ...
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                                                TheStranger.com

Free Will Astrology

TheStranger.com
... her soulful talents on more than 10,000 recordings, including gems by Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, and the Beach Boys.


March 19, 2019
UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic:  The prettiest cover I've ever heard of this song!
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                                                Washington Post

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

Washington Post
Dale liked to say it was he and not the Beach Boys who invented surf music — and some critics have said he was right. An avid surfer, Dale started building a ...
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                                                Angeles Times

Surf rocker Dick Dale shaped the sound of Southern California — and ...

Los Angeles Times
His playing influenced countless other musicians, including the Beach Boys, who famously added harmonized vocals to surf music but still made room for a ...

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                                                Observer

The 10 Best Concerts of the Week: P!nk, Nils Frahm and More

Dallas Observer
Nils Frahm, Ned LeDoux, The Beach Boys and P!nk top the week's big shows and the annual Deep Ellum Metal Fest is back and ready to crown one band the ...
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30 Songs That Use Hal Blaine's Iconic "Be My Baby" Beat

grammy.com
"He contributed to tens of thousands of songs throughout his career, including the Beach Boys' 'Caroline, No' and Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled ...
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                                                Billboard

Aaron Carpenter Signs to Capitol Records: Exclusive

Billboard
Now I am walking the hallways where all the greats recorded Sinatra, The Beach Boys, The Beatles…it's surreal,” Carpenter says. He adds that fans can expect ...
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2019 concerts in Lancaster, Hershey: Here's who is playing in spring ...

LancasterOnline
The Beach Boys' pop music legacy includes hits like "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice." Original Beach Boys Mike Love and Bruce ...
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                                                NewYorkUpstate.com

Country duo Brooks & Dunn to perform at CMAC

NewYorkUpstate.com
7: Alice Cooper with Halestorm, Motionless in White. Aug. 9: Hootie and the Blowfish with Barenaked Ladies. Aug. 10: Jason Aldean. Aug. 22: The Beach Boys.
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                                                Nation

Frosted Flakes : Enjoying Nebrasketball For A Little Bit Longer

Corn Nation
The legendary, often overlooked guitarist virtually singlehandedly invented surf-rock, and influenced everyone from The Beach Boys to Eddie Van Halen.
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                                                NBCNews.com

Midwest flooding, New Zealand pays tribute and eagle mating drama ...

NBCNews.com
He inspired artists from The Beach Boys to Jimi Hendrix, and reached new audiences in the 1990s with his amped-up version of “Misirlou” featured in Quentin ...
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                                                Stone

David Fricke at SXSW 2019: 10 Great Musical Discoveries

Rolling Stone
The album has more of the exquisitely detailed touchstones I mentioned in my recent Rolling Stone review —Curtis Mayfield, Scott Walker, the Beach Boys' Pet ...


March 18, 2019
UPDATE:  This week at The Drive-In:  A complete concert from 2012!
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                                                mySanAntonio.com

John Stamos joins The Beach Boys on tour, stopping in San Antonio first

mySanAntonio.com
Stamos announced on social media that he will be joining The Beach Boys on Tuesday, March 19, when they bring their "Now & Then" tour to the Majestic ...
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                                                TAPinto.net

Beach Boys to Headline 2019 Balloon Festival at Solberg in July

TAPinto.net
READINGTON, NJ - As The Beach Boys mark more than half a century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America's ...
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                                                World Magazine

Dick Dale, "King of the Surf Guitar," Dead at 81

Guitar World Magazine
... Dale laid the instrumental groundwork that groups like—most prominently—The Beach Boys would use to anchor their own surf-influenced pop, and turn the ...
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                                                ReporterNews.com

Outlaws & Legends returns, this week in Abilene

ReporterNews.com
The Beach Boys will present a concert, "Now & Then," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. John Stamos will also appear.
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                                                Club

This Queens factory became a monument to graffiti, then gentrification

The A.V. Club
Further down the Wormhole: Joss Stone cemented her place on a list of hip-hop greats in 2005, when her cover of the Beach Boys' “God Only Knows” was used ...
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Sammy Moore believes Concord Rangers made a statement with win ...

Echo
A Jack Midson brace, along with goals from Danny Green and Joan Luque, allowed the Beach Boys to move to within three points of the National League South ...
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                                                in Carmel (press
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Five Barrington employees form musical group to entertain residents

Current in Carmel (press release)
The Barrington 5 are a versatile group of performers. “We play everything from The Beach Boys to The Beatles to The Everly Brothers to Jimmy Buffett,” Tim ...
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                                                News & Eagle

CNB Center looking at change of name, the next five years

Enid News & Eagle
... April 25; Feathers and Fedoras: A 1920s Soiree on April 26; The Beach Boys May 5; and Enid Comic Con Aug. 3-4, according to the CNB Center's website.
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                                                Daily Nonpareil

Through New Eyes: Things to do in Council Bluffs in 2019

The Daily Nonpareil
Previous headliners have included The Beach Boys and John Stamos, Chicago, and KC and the Sunshine Band. May is also the month our farmers markets ...
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                                                Think

He had countless hit records. You never heard of him.

Big Think
Fans had little idea that hits by The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Monkees and many, many others were in fact the music of the Wrecking Crew. Blaine also went ...


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