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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 24, 2017

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                                                Statesman (blog)

3 new Boise concerts: Beach Boys, Spoon, Taking Back Sunday

Idaho Statesman (blog)
The Beach Boys: 7 p.m. July 9, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $35, $45 and $65. ICTickets. On sale at 10 a.m. March 24 ...
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                                                University News
The University News

Chuck Berry was all about the music

The Missoulian
With the passing of Chuck Berry, American pop music lost a true giant. He was rock and roll personified. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, even the Beach Boys ...
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                                                Cabin Democrat

Tyree: Happy 75th Birthday To Capitol Records!

Log Cabin Democrat
... Tennessee Ernie Ford, Frank Sinatra, the Kingston Trio,the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Glen Campbell, Bob Seger, Queen, Garth Brooks, Coldplay, Katy Perry, ...
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                                                Daily Item

Mahoney Brothers concert to honor veterans

Sunbury Daily Item
They are known nationally for their portrayals of The Beatles, the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Garth Brooks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neil ...
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                                                Weekly

Summer State of Mind

SF Weekly
... music, like when he remixes popular songs of yore, such as Montell Jordan's “This Is How You Do It,” Shaggy's “It Wasn't Me,” and the Beach Boys' “Kokomo.
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                                                News

Doug Robinson: A missing Malone — and no real explanation

Deseret News
Would the Beach Boys reunite without Brian Wilson? Would the 49ers' Super Bowl team get together again, sans Joe Montana? Speculation ran wild about ...

Danny Tyree: Take time to appreciate Capitol Records on its 75th ...

Red Bluff Daily News
... pop/country/rock superstars over the past three-quarters of a century: Nat King Cole, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Frank Sinatra, the Kingston Trio, the Beach Boys, ...
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                                                Daily News

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dead at 67 after onstage ...

New York Daily News
The cruise's website listed Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, David Marks of the Beach Boys and John Elefante of Kansas, among others, as other artists on the ship.
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                                                Tribune

Tickets

Fremont Tribune
22, $66.50-$117.50. Baxter Arena: Chris Tomlin, April 7, $15-$69.75. The Beach Boys and The Temptations, April 26, $38-$150. Ralston Arena: Hairball, May 5.


March 23, 2017
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  One of the best Beach Boys-influenced indie bands of the last decade.

Sounds of Summer The Beach Boys Tribute Band Comes tot ...

Broadway World
The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is elated to have Sounds of Summer The Beach Boys Tribute Band rock the house this April! This concert includes over 30 ...
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                                                Press-Tribune

Not picking up good vibrations

Idaho Press
The Beach Boys performed at the first-ever concert at the new Portneuf Health ... The most expensive tickets that I ever shelled out for to see the Beach Boys live ...
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                                                Chronicle

'Shakespeare' of the world of rock'n'roll

Deccan Chronicle
On the other side of the Atlantic, The Beach Boys adapted Berry's Sweet Little Sixteen for one of their biggest hits, Surfin' USA. Further, not many cultural ...
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                                                moviepilot.com

5 Moments That Prove Cinematic Space Exploration Isn't Always ...

moviepilot.com
I would love to fly around in a spaceship and jam out to The Beach Boys. When I was a kid I thought this scene was probably the coolest thing ever because the ...
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                                                Geek US

Chuck Barris, the Father of Modern TV, Dies at 87

Den of Geek US
... of “Tallahassee Lassie” fame. The song peaked at Number Three in 1962 and was covered by The Ramones, the Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen.
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                                                Post Crescent

Kansas to play PAC in November

Appleton Post Crescent
The Beach Boys will play there on April 29 and Alice Cooper visits on June 7. The last stop for Kansas in the Fox Valley was for a July 2016 show at Waterfest in ...

Berry 'n' Boogie

City Pulse
“He taught me how to write rock,” said the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. “He was a magician making music that was exotic yet normal,” wrote Paul McCartney on his ...
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                                                Tribune

House of Burgess: Hail! Chuck Berry

Kokomo Tribune
Between 1962 and 1963, Berry's career was paused just as The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones were taking over the world while covering his ...
Chuck Berry
Toledo Blade
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                                                Midway Driller

Brad Zumbro headlining musical reunion in Taft

Taft Midway Driller
Songs by country stars Merle Haggard, Glenn Campbell and Johnny Cash will be sprinkled through rock hits by the Beach Boys, Beatles and Crosby, Stills Nash ...


March 22, 2017
UPDATE:  Added a plethora of new dates to the Beach Boys tour schedule.
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                                                Statesman (blog)

The Beach Boys to perform outdoor concert this summer

Idaho Statesman (blog)
The Beach Boys to perform outdoor concert this summer ... Mike Love, front, is the frontman and leader of the The Beach Boys lineup coming to Nampa this ...
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                                                Daily Collegian Online

Band revivals are not always a success

The Daily Collegian Online
Founding member of The Beach Boys Mike Love and long-time member Brian Johnston give off good vibrations to the crowd at The Bryce Jordan Center on ...

Encinitas: Sand, sun, self-realization and Surfin' USA

The San Diego Union-Tribune
The famed Swami's beach is name checked in the Beach Boys' “Surfin' U.S.A.,” where is shares a verse with such historic spots as Hagerty's in Palos Verdes ...
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Legacy Recordings' Record Store Day releases include vinyl discs ...

kwbe
Among the collectible discs being issued are vinyl offerings from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson, Santana, Toto and ...
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                                                Access Music Group

Bobby Freeman, 'Do You Want To Dance' Singer, Dies At 76

All Access Music Group
BOBBY FREEMAN, whose 1958 pop hit “Do You Want to Dance” was covered by, among others, the BEACH BOYS, THE RAMONES and BETTE MIDLER, died ...
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Sumter Item

Long live rock & roll

Sierra Star (blog)
“Chuck Berry played Flint in early fall of 1967, appearing with the Beach Boys. After the performance, a few of us took him to The Stardust Lounge - a major ...
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Andrew Saxton Says Tory Leadership Bid About Protecting The ...

Huffington Post Canada
The job that most prepared Andrew Saxton for politics involved bringing people food. And, as it turns out, booze for The Beach Boys. It makes sense then that the ...
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                                                News

Trump's ban and five other ways Hawaii has made a mark in America

BBC News
Surfing developed a loyal following soon after, and later influenced US pop culture through music like the Beach Boys and dozens of 1950s beach party films.
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                                                Daily Herald

All-City Band Concert marks 50 years of school music in Batavia

Chicago Daily Herald-
In 1967, the Batavia music department made a bold move, attempting to showcase all of the band musicians at one concert. Students in grades five through 12 ...


March 21, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic:  A cover of a tender Dennis Wilson original...

UPDATE: Added a new April 29 WI date to the Beach Boys tour schedule.
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                                                Press-Tribune

The Beach Boys to perform in Nampa July 9

Idaho Press-Tribune
The Beach Boys performed at the first-ever concert at the new Portneuf ... NAMPA — The iconic band The Beach Boys will perform in Nampa this summer.
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                                                Guardian (blog)

Hail! Hail! Top 10 songs inspired by Chuck Berry

The Guardian (blog)
From the Beatles and Beach Boys to Motörhead, the biggest names in music were so influenced by Berry they sometimes had to give him a writing credit.
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Highly Cited-TMZ.com
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                                                Bridged

Locals The Band Ice Cream come to Bottom of the Hill

The Bay Bridged
... who has producing or engineering credits on seminal albums like The Doors' L.A. Woman, The Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed, and The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.
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                                                Virginian-Pilot

One band's odyssey: The Zombies to commemorate influential ...

Virginian-Pilot
The Zombies' “Odessey and Oracle” recording is, like the Beach Boys' “Smile,” a classic with a fractured history. Recorded in 1967, the album was released in ...
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                                                Daily Orange

Chuck Berry, the man behind rock and roll just died. Here's why his ...

The Daily Orange
Pioneering rockers of the '60s like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys simply would not exist without Berry. Several of them started ...
Hail Hail Chuck Berry! 1921-2017 (Repost)
Opinion-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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                                                Champaign/Urbana
                                                News-Gazette

Top of the Morning, March 20, 2017

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
No, it was not used in the Beach Boys music. Yes, the Theremin is difficult to play. Both Merli and I tried our hand at playing it. Let's just say I have a lot of respect ...
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                                                Mercury News

Glen Campbell can no longer play guitar

The Mercury News
The music legend, who filled in for Brain Wilson in the Beach Boys in the '60s, is likely in the last stages of the disease. His wife wants to reach out to people in ...
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                                                Online

Harrison Ford, Reba McEntire, Michael Phelps and others gather for ...

WJBD Online
... Harrison Ford, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, country stars Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn, and The Beach Boys' Mike Love -- converged on Phoenix, ...
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                                                Westminster Window

Putting the 'Billy' in 'modbilly'

The Westminster Window
... describe the band's sound, a reference to the combination of influences from British bands like The Small Faces and American pop bands like the Beach Boys.
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                                                Southwest Times

Tickets still available for 'Route 66' musical

Southwest Times-
The performers offer a mix of familiar songs along with lesser-known gems, ranging from The Beach Boys to country and, of course, “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.


March 20, 2017
UPDATE:   This week at The Drive In: He's a Rhinestone Cowboy.  (Thanks, Alexis!)
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Brian Wilson on Chuck Berry: 'He Taught Me How to Write Rock'

RollingStone.com
For Wilson, Berry was an important inspiration for some of the first music he wrote over half a century ago for the Beach Boys. "He taught me how to write rock ...
Hail Hail Chuck Berry! 1921-2017
Opinion-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Chuck Berry Lives!
In-Depth-The New Yorker

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                                                Sports Day

Surf City: A Review

NY Sports Day
When the topic of 1960s surf and car music arises, the Beach Boys are the first artists to come to mind of course. Although they were a distant second in terms of ...
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                                                Civilized

Check Out Bruce Willis And An All-Star Cast Of Musicians In This ...

Civilized
... in one go," Phil Collins noted. Other stars appearing in the film include Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, all three Bee Gees, Joan Baez and more. Check it out.
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Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry

NewsOK.com
Love & Mercy" — Rock legend Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, via Twitter. "Just let me hear some of that rock 'n' roll music any old way you use it I am playing ...
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                                                Herald

Claude Bonang has an affinity for oddball instruments – spoons ...

Press Herald
It sounds a little like the spacey Theremin, an early electronic instrument made famous in the Beach Boys' “Good Vibrations.” Bonang brings out his rhythm ...
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                                                Daily News

Chuck Berry, wild man of rock who helped define its rebellious spirit ...

Bangor Daily News
The Beach Boys had a hit record with “Surfin' USA” (1963), its melody borrowed without credit from “Sweet Little Sixteen.” The Beatles began their first U.S. ...
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                                                Astorian

Chuck Berry's music helped define the modern teenager

Daily Astorian
The Beach Boys borrowed the melody of "Sweet Little Sixteen" for their surf anthem "Surfin' U.S.A." without initially crediting Berry. The Beatles' "Come Together ...
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                                                Marshalltown

$400 million plan to stop Salton Sea drying up revealed

The Marshalltown
... Park and celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and the Beach Boys. ... the Rat Pack on speedboat races, while The Beach Boys and Pointer Sisters ...
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                                                Champaign/Urbana
                                                News-Gazette

Interesting instruments

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Contrary to popular belief, the Theremin was not used on the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations." Instead, they instead used a Tannerin, which is easier to play, by a ...
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                                                Naija247news

Musical stars honour legendary rock star, Chuck Berry

Naija247news
Seen as one of the fathers of rock 'n' roll, he influenced generations of succeeding musicians, most notably The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.
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