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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.



June 23, 2017

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                                                Mail Online

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson announces new anthology

Malay Mail Online
... photos from the star's solo career. The musician is currently touring to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys album Pet Sounds. — AFP-Relaxnews ...
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                                                Newspaper

Beach Boys headline Fuengirola's annual Pop Weekend

RTN Newspaper
THE BEACH BOYS are set to headline Fuengirola's tenth annual Pop Weekend from 22 to 25 June. Fifteen bands including La Casa Azul and Paul Collins will ...
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                                                Border Mail

This is the way we always dreamed it would be

The Border Mail
King says, like The Beatles, there's something timeless about The Beach Boys music, it continues to appeal to fans inside and outside the USA, and across the ...
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                                                Citizen (blog)

Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at NYS Fair for first time ever

Auburn Citizen (blog)
The scheduled performers include The Beach Boys, Kansas and LeAnn Rimes. The fair will ... 25: 2 p.m. - The Fabulous Thunderbirds; 7 p.m. - The Beach Boys.

Band festival allows 129 musicians to performs

Sunbury Daily Item
The selections will include everything from the Beach Boys to Beauty and the Beast, with plenty of patriotic tunes. “We hope people have a good time making ...

EKU Center for the Arts invites guests to 'experience it live'

Richmond Register
America's favorite surf rockers, The Beach Boys, are returning for a concert filled with “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and “Good Vibrations,” sure to transport the audience back ...
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                                                Mirror.co.uk

'Dad's in his own world now, but still has music in his soul: Glen ...

Mirror.co.uk
Ashley Campbell's earliest memories are of her dad strumming his guitar and singing to her in his rich, soaring voice. As she got older and took up the banjo ...

Surfin' at the Bowl returns this weekend

Redlands Daily Facts
... bringing back its popular Surfin' the Bowl presentation, which features classic sounds of California surf music from the likes of the Beach Boys to the Bel Airs.
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                                                GoErie.com

10 highlights in Chautauqua Institution's 2017 season

GoErie.com
Look forward to Sheryl Crow, Garrison Keillor, Lewis Black, The Beach Boys and more during the Institution's 2017 summer season. Amped up for summer?
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                                                News

Singer shares a 150-year-old love letter at the Deer Valley Music ...

Deseret News
This year's lineup includes The Beach Boys (July 8), Leslie Odom Jr. (July 15), “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert” (July 22) and Beethoven and ...


June 22, 2017
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  Phil builds himself a wall.
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                                                Reporter

The Beach Boys to play at Braden Auditorium

Mendota Reporter
NORMAL – New Covenant Productions proudly presents The Beach Boys, coming to Illinois State University's Braden Auditorium in Normal on Tuesday, Oct. 24 ...
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                                                Classic Bands (blog)

Brian Wilson Anthology, Beach Boys Specials Due

Best Classic Bands (blog)
There was plenty of Brian Wilson news today (June 20) on his 75th birthday. Rhino has announced that they will release a new 18-song collection of the ...

Summer playlist: Editors' picks

The Prospector
“Surfin' U.S.A” takes me to back to beaches of Los Angeles with my brothers when we were growing up. Just as the Beach Boys said, “we'll all be gone for the ...

The 60s Boys in concert at Kutztown Park June 24

Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspaper
... Vali and the Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, The Righteous Brothers, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, The Platters, Jay Black and the Americans, ...
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                                                Classic Rock

Brian Wilson Includes Two New Songs on 'Playback' Solo Compilation

Ultimate Classic Rock
22 and available to pre-order now, offers an 18-song overview of the Beach Boys co-founder's solo efforts, starting with 1988's “Love and Mercy” and continuing ...
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Phoenix Follow The California Dream On New Album

Forbes
We only had records, the Beach Boys and 'California,' by Joni Mitchell. It was our California. But usually when you dream of something then when you see the ...
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Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins to play series in Puerto Rico in ...

WKYC-TV
... 2013), as well as international soccer games and concerts of world-renown acts such as Santana, Bon Jovi, Sting, The Beach Boys, Metallica and Billy Joel.
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World Cafe Salutes The Summer

WWNO
Clockwise from left: The Beach Boys (Hulton Archive / Getty Images), The Fresh Prince (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images), Joni Mitchell (Henry Diltz).
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                                                Backstage

The Audition Choice That Booked Ansel Elgort 'Baby Driver'

Backstage
... an endless stream of yesteryear earworms by the likes of the Beach Boys, Carla Thomas, the Detroit Emeralds, and, yes, Simon & Garfunkel's “Baby Driver.


June 21, 2017
UPDATE:  Added a listing for Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology

When U2, Bruce & The Beach Boys Met Tony Bennett

ChicagoNow (blog)
U2, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beach Boys fill concert halls with exquisite English lyrics. Although their exquisiteness is often lost in the pounding ...
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                                                RollingStone.com

Flashback: See Tammy Wynette, Brian Wilson Harmonize on 'In My ...

RollingStone.com
Shortly before her death in 1998, Tammy Wynette recorded the Beach Boys' 'In My Room' with songwriter Brian Wilson for a country-music tribute to the band.
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RollingStone.com

New compilation celebrating Brian Wilson's solo career due in ...

Rock 107
RhinoWhile Brian Wilson is best known for his enduring work as The Beach Boys' main songwriter, in recent decades the music legend's focused mostly on his ...
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                                                Idolator

Inside The Wrecking Crew: The Most Famous Band You've Never ...

Idolator
The Wrecking Crew played on most of the Beach Boys' albums, and from 1966 to 1971 played on six consecutive Record Of The Year Grammy-winning albums.
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                                                Loafing Tampa

Today in rock history; Duran Duran's John Taylor is born, Newport ...

Creative Loafing Tamp
Brian Douglas Wilson was born in Inglewood, California. The chief songwriter, creator, composer, arranger and co-founder of legendary band The Beach Boys ...
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                                                City Star (blog)

Ann Wilson's powerful voice fills KC's Uptown Theater on her 67th ...

Kansas City Star (blog)
The remarkably lean refashioning of the 1985 hit began with a lovely organ solo that quoted the Beach Boys' “God Only Knows.” A taut take of the 1977 Heart hit ...
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Chris Blue to perform on PBS 4th of July special

WBIR-TV
"The Voice" winner will join The Blues Brothers, the Beach Boys and Trace Adkins on stage for A Capitol Fourth celebration, broadcast from the West Lawn of the ...
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                                                Magazine

Speaker support for Montrose Music Festival

AV Magazine
The three-day festival featured headline performances from The Beach Boys and Deacon Blue alongside a range of other artists. LCC Live has worked in ...
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                                                Mercury News

Celebrity birthdays for June 20, 2017

The Mercury News
Brian Wilson performs the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" in concert at the Masonic. Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group. Brian Wilson performs the Beach Boys' “Pet ...


June 20, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic:  I've never heard a cover of this early BB cut!  (Thanks, Alexis!)
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                                                Scottish Sun

Scottish Summer Sun Radio provides soundtrack to your summer ...

The Scottish Sun
From The Beach Boys to Bill Withers to Tinie Tempah, Jack Johnson and more, let your No1 Scottish Sun provide the soundtrack to your summer. You can ...
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                                                Western Daily

'I'm pretty cranky about this': deputy hopes Beach Boys experience ...

Central Western Daily
EVENT SPONSORS: Mayor John Davis announced securing the Surf and Soul tour in October. Photo: PHIL BLATCH. See your ad here ...
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                                                Burlington County Times

Kicking off summer with some hot trivia about popular summer songs

Burlington County Times
The Beach Boys have been singing about summer for 55 years, but they've never had a hit song with summer in the title. In fact, they've only released one ...
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Santa Rosa Plateau announces summer concerts, art show

Valley News
For opening night of the concert series, Saturday, July 8, The Beach Boys tribute, performed by Woodie and the LongBoards, will be featured. They are a top ...
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                                                Berkshire Eagle
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PEOPLE: Actress Marlee Matlin expresses concern over GOP ...

Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
Actress Olympia Dukakis is 86. Actor Danny Aiello is 84. Actor John Mahoney is 77. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 75. Singer Anne Murray is 72.
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                                                Clarion Ledger

Cars a passion for Mississippi man

Jackson Clarion Ledger
The obsession was fueled in the early '60s by music like the Beach Boys' “My 409” and Jan and Dean's “Dead Man's Curve,” and by TV shows like “Route 66.”.
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                                                LeftLion

Art Review: Lido to Lakeside Transforms Djanogly Gallery into ...

LeftLion
For those of you who don't know, the Djanogly Gallery was once Highfields Park Lido, which was basically a huge swimming pool in the twenties that Sir Jesse ...
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                                                Times

ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times ...

Niner Times
Witnessing the return of a group that garnered their share of critical acclaim across the United Kingdom, blending the timeless motifs of the Beach Boys and ...
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                                                Square Chronicles (press
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Meet the Playwrights of Summerfest: Rosalinde Block

Times Square Chronicles (press release) (registration)
From the Beach Boys she learned not to ooh and ahh, but rather to “unhh.” These are the musical roots that would shape her career as a songwriter. Four years ...


June 19, 2017
UPDATE:   This week at The Drive In: A rare,  Brian Wilson arrangement of "What A Wonderful World" (Thanks, Alexis!)
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                                                Classic Bands (blog)

15 Unlikely Covers by Classic Rock Artists

Best Classic Bands (blog)
The Beach Boys doing the traditional “Shortenin' Bread” Generally considered a plantation song as well as, ironically enough, a children's song, it's a weird one.

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                                                Cross Timbers Gazette

Something to Muench on: It's never too late…

The Cross Timbers Gazette
I also clearly remember the times my dad took me to fun concerts like Donny & Marie, The Beach Boys, and Styx. (I'm dating myself here, aren't I?) But as I ...
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                                                Radio

Dave & Josh Plier Full Show: Father's Day 2017

WGN Radio
... plus, Mike Love from 'The Beach Boys', Dr. Craig Garfield of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine will join us to talk about the changing role ...
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                                                Scottish Sun

Scottish Summer Sun Radio provides soundtrack to your summer ...

The Scottish Sun
From The Beach Boys to Bill Withers to Tinie Tempah, Jack Johnson and more, let your No1 Scottish Sun provide the soundtrack to your summer. You can ...
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 18-24

WTOP
Actor Danny Aiello is 84. Actor John Mahoney (”Frasier”) is 77. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 75. Singer Anne Murray is 72. Home-repair show host ...

Eddie Mauck's Fascination With Cars Has Never Faded

U.S. News & World Report
The obsession was fueled in the early '60s by music like the Beach Boys' "My 409" and Jan and Dean's "Dead Man's Curve," and by TV shows like "Route 66.".
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                                                Reader News

Four Seasons music bio is one for the ages

Easy Reader News
The irony is that one would probably never have placed bets on a musical about the Four Season, but rather gambled it all on the Beach Boys, the Rolling ...
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