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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.



May 24, 2019

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The Beach Boys set to perform in Tallahassee

WTXL ABC 27
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Beach Boys will be performing in Tallahassee as a part of Opening Nights at Florida State University during the 2019-20 season.
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                                                Exclaim!

Vancouver's Fair at the PNE Gets the Beach Boys, TLC, Blue Rodeo ...

Exclaim!
The series begins August 17 with a performance from Blue Rodeo and will also include performances from the Beach Boys, TLC, Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Mötley ...
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                                                Magazine

The Rock Legends Who Populated Laurel Canyon in the '60s Listen ...

LA Magazine
The film is a sun-drenched sermon evangelizing the glory of songs like “Never My Love” by the Association, “In My Room” by the Beach Boys, and “Expecting to ...
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                                                88.5

Darlingside On Mountain Stage

WAMU 88.5
Guest-host Kathy Mattea said her first thought upon hearing the band's latest “Extralife” was “This is what the Beach Boys would sound like if they were friends ...
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                                                York Times

8 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend

The New York Times
... start of its Twyla Tharp program, comprising “The Brahms-Haydn Variations,” the virtuoso “In the Upper Room” and the Beach Boys escapade “Deuce Coupe.”
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                                                Phys.Org

Dolby wants you to experience music in a new way

Phys.Org
The Atmos system has been added to Universal's recording studios, which includes Capitol in Hollywood (where the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Neil Young all ...
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                                                Delaware County Daily
                                                Times

Rock Music Menu: Misstep rock and roll moments to recall this ...

The Delaware County Daily Times
When the Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, co-founder Mike Love was in a feisty mood. During the acceptance speech, ...
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                                                Sounder

Bring your dancin' shoes to Doe Bay Resort

Islands' Sounder
It's a show for young and old alike, this year featuring a variety tunes that will cover artists such as the Beach Boys, ABBA, Adele, Sia, Camila Cabello, Cyndi ...
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                                                Angeles Times

When Elton John became a rock star: The untold story of the ...

Los Angeles Times
... and other attendees included Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, Linda Ronstadt, Brian Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Van Dyke Parks, Don Henley, ...
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                                                Beach Post

Q&A: Knights of the Round (Turn) Table host Derik Larson talks Carole ...

Long Beach Post
... have been gathering on a monthly basis to discuss historically significant albums of all styles, everything from Bowie to the Beach Boys; Prince to Springsteen.


May 23, 2019
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  I'll bring the pickled okra!
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                                                Guardian

Pacific Ocean coup: how Ronald Reagan helped bury a Beach Boy at ...

The Guardian
The Beach Boys had traditionally headlined 4 July celebrations on the National Mall in Washington DC, until interior secretary James Watt banned rock groups ...
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                                                News

TLC, MC Hammer, Beach Boys: PNE announces summer concert lineup

CTV News
29; Hammer's House Party with MC Hammer and Bobby Brown, Aug. 30; Billy Idol, Aug. 31; The Beach Boys, Sept. 1; TLC—25th Anniversary Tour, Sept. 2.
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One LA Community Where Folk And Rock Converged

NPR
From The Beach Boys to The Mamas & The Papas, artists were writing new classics from their homes in the Canyon. A new documentary called Echo in the ...
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Film Review: 'Echo in the Canyon'

Variety
But wait, there's more: The songs of Buffalo Springfield, the Mamas and the Papas, the Beach Boys and other L.A.-based hitmakers of the era are also featured ...
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                                                York Times

When Twyla Tharp Made Ballet Modern

The New York Times
Set to songs by the Beach Boys — pairing pop music and ballet wasn't the norm, either — “Deuce Coupe” was the introduction to a different world for Ms. Tharp ...
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                                                anothermanmag.com

Rising Music Star Skinny Pelembe Introduces Himself and His Debut ...

anothermanmag.com
His work is equally the result of devotion to drum and bass and UK garage as it is a product of years spent studying The Beatles and The Beach Boys, and shifts ...
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                                                City Weekly

Upcoming Casino Headliners

Atlantic City Weekly
The Beach Boys — Now & Then, Hard Rock, Etess Arena, 8 p.m., July 27, $39, $59, $79. Tommy James & The Shondells, Golden Nugget, 9 p.m., July 27, Ticket ...
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                                                Spartanburg Herald
                                                Journal

Sound Observations: It's only May, and I'm already starting to feel the ...

Spartanburg Herald Journal
I also like The Beach Boys' stellar tribute that was released on its 1962 debut album, “Surfin' Safari,” just two years after Cochran died in an automobile accident ...
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                                                Times

Miss Lacoba 2019 to advance to District 4 competition

Monett Times
Despite promptings of, “The Beatles,” from emcee Jeff Meredith, Schwandt said her favorite group was The Beach Boys. Her advice to young people was to stay ...
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                                                Times Newspaper

Coronado Hospital Foundation's 32nd Annual Gala A Huge Success

Coronado Times Newspaper
... and silent auction reception, guests enjoyed dinner and dancing to the music of the Beatles and the Beach Boys by the entertainment group Paperback Writer.


May 22, 2019

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Regina Spektor & Jakob Dylan Share Cover of Love's 'No Matter What ...

JamBase
... California music scene from 1965–67, which featured artists like The Beach Boys and Buffalo Springfield. The project's soundtrack is due out on May 24 via ...
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                                                Courant

Sound familiar? Great white shark lurks in local waters off Greenwich ...

Hartford Courant
A town concert aptly featuring the Beach Boys Saturday night is expected to draw a few hundred boats to Greenwich Harbor, where they have formed a flotilla in ...
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                                                Greenwich Sentinel

Jones Ready for the Main Stage at Greenwich Town Party

Greenwich Sentinel
In addition to Jones, The Beach Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 8Track Band, and several local bands comprise this year's event.
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                                                Virginian-Pilot

Harmony is everything for Americana trio I'm With Her

Virginian-Pilot
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys once said, “I like to be surrounded by harmonies and fullness and richness and vitality.” If that's the case, Jardine would find lots to ...
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                                                KTSA

Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking but avoids the p-word

550 KTSA
There's a flute solo in one song, and another name-checks Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. “There's not a whole lot that's good about getting older but there is ...
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                                                Springs Sentinel

Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking

Hot Springs Sentinel
There's a flute solo in one song, and another name-checks Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. "There's not a whole lot that's good about getting older but there is ...
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                                                PopMatters

Vivien Goldman's 'Revenge of the She-Punks' Doesn't Gloss the ...

PopMatters
... on a series of "Why ___ Matters" books that already includes such diverse musicians as the Ramones, the Beach Boys, Karen Carpenter and Lahasa de Sela.
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                                                MovieWeb

International Stuber Trailer Teams Dave Bautista & Kumail Nanjiani for ...

MovieWeb
... are more than a few fun gags peppered throughout the trailer and the whole thing is, rather appropriately, set to the tune of I Get Around by The Beach Boys.
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                                                Voice

Plenty Of Big Shows Coming Up On LI: Here Are 10

Daily Voice
Then on May 30 at 8 p.m. the Beach Boys Summer Kickoff Show amps things up at The Paramount in Huntington. The Blue Öyster Cult will perform Saturday, ...
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                                                Billboard

Steven Van Zandt on His New Album & Staying 'as Nonpartisan as I ...

Billboard
There's a flute solo in one song, and another name-checks Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. “There's not a whole lot that's good about getting older but there is ...


May 21, 2019
UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic:  His back and forth head is sooooooo hypnotic.

Sail On: Beach Boys tribute to play at Milton Theatre May 25

CapeGazette.com
Sail On performs with the same energy and spot-on sound of the Beach Boys on stage. Staying in a seat will be impossible at this high-energy show. Everyone ...
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                                                Register

Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking but avoids the p-word

Post Register
There's a flute solo in one song, and another name-checks Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. "There's not a whole lot that's good about getting older but there is ...
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                                                Cellar Magazine

Q&A: 'Echo in the Canyon' Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the ...

Rock Cellar Magazine
... the Laurel Canyon phenomenon appearing onscreen are: Michelle Phillips and the Mamas and the Papas; Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys; Roger McGuinn ...
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                                                Business Journal

Area surrounding Rose Music Center could see future developments

Dayton Business Journal
... have graced the Rose's stage, including Patti LaBelle, Steve Martin and Martin Short, ZZ Top, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Beach Boys, Diana Ross and more.
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                                                Magazine

The Marías: Never Lose That Feeling

FLOOD Magazine
For his part, Conway grew up on a healthy diet of early rock—à la The Beatles and The Beach Boys—and psychedelic rock, among other sounds. María, on the ...
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                                                Blend

Every Song From The Baby Driver Soundtrack, Ranked

Cinema Blend
If you are going to be including The Beach Boys on a soundtrack, choosing something from Pet Sounds is never a bad idea. Brian Wilson's musical genius is on ...
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                                                Monthly

Hiring a Band or DJ for Your Reception

Columbus Monthly
“We play everything from Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra to the Beach Boys, Bruno Mars and Maroon 5,” he says. “As we work through the evening, we don't ...
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                                                Daily Times

Rehoboth bandstand summer 2019 lineup

Delmarva Daily Times
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand has announced it's summer concert series performers for 2019. All performances are free. For more information, click here.
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                                                Anglophenia

10 Things to Know This Week May 20-26

Anglophenia
The canyon in question is L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, and this doc explores the incredible music made there in the '60s – think The Byrds, The Beach Boys, and The ...
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Classical music and dance events not to be missed

Newsday
Philip Glass: Works for Piano. Aug. 17 (Program A) and Aug. 18 (Program B), Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. The world-renowned composer performs, ...


May 20, 2019
UPDATE:  This week at The Drive-In:  Theme song of Saint Bernard's everywhere!
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                                                Courant

The Beach Boys to play summer concert in Simsbury to support new ...

Hartford Courant
As The Beach Boys' latest tour brings them rocking through New England this summer, the iconic American band will make a stop in Simsbury to play a concert ...
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                                                Southington Observer

Under the Streetlamp shines the spotlight on timeless classics

The Southington Observer
If you like the timeless classics from artists like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers, and the Beach Boys, you will find kindred spirits on the ...
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                                                Record

Way We Were: The legacy of Lagoon

The Park Record
Farmington's Lagoon Amusement Park is one of the ten oldest amusement parks in the country. The earliest version of Lagoon was founded in 1886 on the ...
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                                                CapitalGazette.com
CapitalGazette.com

5 Caribbean Islands Famous for One Thing

Chicago Tribune
Despite being name-dropped in Kokomo, the Beach Boys' definitive ode to island living, Martinique remains one of the lesser-known Caribbean islands.
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                                                Suburban Newspaper

Joel Goldenberg: Andy Williams and others

The Suburban Newspaper
I've written plenty of times about his work with the Beach Boys, and his solo material is quite good as well. But the one song that matches the depth of his work ...
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                                                BLABBERMOUTH.NET

KURT COBAIN's Final Photo-Shoot Cardigan Sold For $75000

BLABBERMOUTH.NET
... as Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night", THE BEACH BOYS' "Barbara Ann", Ricky Nelson's "Fools Rush In", Wayne Newton's "Danke Shoen" as well as the ...
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                                                Daily News

'A good concert leaves your voice hoarse'

Beloit Daily News
I'd grown up with the oldies in the car (my first concert was at the Rockford Metro Center in sixth grade, and fittingly was the Beach Boys) and top 40 in the car.
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                                                Stone

Kurt Cobain's Sweater From Final Photoshoot Sells for $75000 at ...

Rolling Stone
... Universal Audio console used in Studio #2 of Bill Putnam's Western Recorders Studios in Hollywood, California – used to record artists like the Beach Boys, ...
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                                                Herald-News

Artworks: Photographer Bob Campbell gets his start at Joliet Jam

The Herald-News
But one of Campbell's favorite memories was photographing members of the Beach Boys and Bachman-Turner Overdrive at Joliet Jam, a music festival held at ...
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                                                Tribune

"Jersey Boys" to be staged at Cheyenne Civic Center on May 25

Wyoming Tribune
Fun fact: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are one of two American musical groups, besides the Beach Boys, to enjoy musical success before, during and ...


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