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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.



November 16, 2018

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                                                Oaks Acorn

Catch a holiday wave with Beach Boys legend

Thousand Oaks Acorn
From 1964's seminal “The Beach Boys' Christmas Album” to his acclaimed 2005 solo effort “All I Really Want for Christmas,” Wilson has been bringing holiday ...
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                                                Youngstown Vindicator

The Midtown Men expand on 'Jersey Boys' roots

Youngstown Vindicator
Other than the Four Seasons, Longoria's favorite bands of that era are the Beach Boys and the Ronettes because of their use of vocal harmony. “When you are ...
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                                                Washington Post

Wolfgang Zuckermann, whose DIY kit fueled a harpsichord revival ...

Washington Post
... keys featured in works by composers Benjamin Britten and György Ligeti, by Artie Shaw's acclaimed jazz combo, and by the Beach Boys in “God Only Knows.” ...

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
18, 7 p.m., The Beach Boys Reason for the Season Christmas Tour, $59.50-$104.50; Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Chris Tomlin Christmas Songs of Worship, $29-$99; Dec.
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                                                Weekly

So How Did That "Vote For Education" Thing Work Out?

Tucson Weekly
It was one of those Southern California waves immortalized by the Beach Boys, a breaker just big enough to surf, then grab your board and strut over to talk with ...
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                                                Independent

This one's for you: The story behind Elton John's hit 'Your Song'

The Independent
... such major industry figures as Quincy Jones, David Crosby and The Beach Boys goosebumps during his landmark 1970 residency at the LA Troubadour.
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                                                Independent

Fleet Foxes waxes nostalgic with release of early years collection

CU Independent
This past week, Seattle indie-folk natives, Fleet Foxes, released an enormous box set containing b-sides and rarities as well as a reissue of their first self-titled ...
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                                                uDiscover Music

Richard Carpenter Shares The Origins Of '(They Long To Be) Close To ...

uDiscover Music
... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the latest in a series of RPO album projects, reimagining the songs of other iconic catalogues, including The Beach Boys, ...

Go! Guide Nov. 15

The Republic
Show includes more than 30 familiar hits and tells the story of the Beach Boys. Free popcorn to anyone who wears an Hawaiian shirt to the concert.


November 15, 2018
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  There's GOLD in them thar nuggets!
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                                                Daily News

Beach Boys concert at the Schuster promises to be fun, fun, fun

Dayton Daily News
However, the even bigger story is the $7.5 million raised by the annual event, which presents the Beach Boys at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Monday, Nov.
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                                                Chattanooga Times Free
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The Beach Boys bring Reason for the Season tour to Tivoli

Chattanooga Times Free Press
The band that shaped surfer music in the 1960s, is putting a little sand in your Christmas stocking. The Beach Boys will launch their Reason for the Season ...
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                                                Charleston City Paper

Soundchecks: Ron Gallo, Dega, Sail On: Beach Boys Tribute, John ...

Charleston City Paper
Together as Sail On, they zero in on the prime of the Beach Boys' career, colorfully recreating masterpieces like Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Wouldn't It Be ...
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                                                Cleveland Daily Banner

Take Offs & Landings — Calendar for Nov. 14-20

Cleveland Daily Banner
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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                                                World Magazine

Why You Need a Baritone Guitar

Guitar World Magazine
Brian Wilson incorporated baritone guitars into many of the Beach Boys' recordings, and there's no mistaking the instrument heard right at the top of the group's ...
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                                                Magazine

Review – AJR Is the Musical Family You Always Wished You Were

303 Magazine
The Allman Brothers come to mind, as does The Jackson 5 and The Beach Boys. Among the small, but growing list, is the pop group AJR — the family trio from ...
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                                                Enterprise-Record

Artists offer funds, entertainment for Camp Fire evacuees

Chico Enterprise-Record
Entering its 10th year, this show will honor the Beatles, Aretha Franklin and the Beach Boys. DIJ will be joined by north state band, Decades, who will play a ...
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Events, concerts, & deals coming to Soaring Eagle for the holidays

Fox17
The Beach Boys are ready for the holidays! Their "Reason For The Season Christmas Tour" will be at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort on December 7.
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                                                uDiscover Music

Best Christmas Albums Of 2018

uDiscover Music
The Beach Boys' Christmas album is one of the few holiday albums that can stand on its own merit, and now Mike Love is getting into the Christmas spirit again ...
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                                                Detroit News

Tickets on sale


The Beach Boys — Reason for the Season Christmas Tour, Michigan Theater, Dec. 6. Stars, Saint Andrew's Hall, Dec. 6. The Piano Guys “Christmas Together,” ...


November 14, 2018

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                                                Gazette

Brian Wilson to bring "Pet Sounds" tour to Artpark

Niagara Gazette
Music icon Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys will brings the “Pet Sounds” Final Performances Tour to the Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 15. He'll be joined by ...
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                                                World

Brian Wilson Presents The Christmas Album Live

Broadway World
From the seminal 1964 classic, The Beach Boys' Christmas Album, to his acclaimed 2005 solo effort, All I Really Want for Christmas, Wilson has been bringing ...
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                                                Conversation AU

Revolution 50: The Beatles' White Album remixed

The Conversation AU
Starting as it does with a parody (by way of the Beach Boys) of Chuck Berry's Back in the USA, The White Album repeatedly revises classic rock'n'roll tropes.
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                                                WDTN.com

I Love Dayton: Life coming back to Hara Arena

WDTN.com
Not even the biggest musical acts like The Beach Boys, Prince, The Eagles and ... In this WEB EXTRA watch a story from July 31, 1986, when The Beach Boys ...
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Surface Noise Shows Thanks!

WMNF
It's time for our annual Night Before Thanksgiving show…stuffed with song about food, drink, indulgence and the special edit of the Beach Boys' “Americana ...
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                                                WOODTV.com

Plan your winter getaway at Soaring Eagle

WOODTV.com
... the chance to win tickets to see The Beach Boys · Soaring Eagle Waterpark. Festival of Trees - November 14- December 14. Lil' Deer Camp - November 15-17.
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                                                Daily News

40 shows and concerts to help you celebrate the holidays

Dayton Daily News
The Beach Boys will perform at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on Monday, Nov. 19. CONTRIBUTED (Contributing Writer).
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                                                News 12

Emily's List of Weekday Activities – November 13, 2018

WDEF News 12
If you don't mind making a quick road trip this week, the Beach Boys will be playing in Nashville both Wednesday and Thursday nights. The group is also ...
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Glass Heart String Choir - 'Light' EP

Popdust
Many cite the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds as the genre's seminal work. The theme of Light is uncertainty, anxiety, and the inability to truly define the concept of ...
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                                                City Journal

Steam-rolling along with success

Rapid City Journal
It has 19 gold, eight multi-platinum and four platinum albums, putting it alongside Michael Jackson, U2, Jay-Z and the Beach Boys as artists with the most such ...


November 13, 2018
UPDATE:   This week on Open Mic:  Taken from the Pulitzer-Prize winning autobiography!

The Beach Boys classic "Kokomo" topped the Billboard chart 30 years ...

Minnesota Public Radio News
It's been 30 years since the Beach Boys classic "Kokomo" topped the Billboard pop chart. At the time, it was the band's first number one hit in 22 years, and their ...
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                                                World

The Beach Boys' Mike Love Nominated for Induction into The ...

Broadway World
Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Grammy® Winner, New York Times Best-Selling Author, co-founder, lead singer and chief lyricist of The Beach ...
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A little bit of the beach is coming to Artpark

WKBW-TV
Lewiston, N.Y. (WKBW) - Music icon Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys brings the "Pet Sounds" Final Performances Tour to the Artpark Mainstage Theater on June ...
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                                                Entertainer Magazine

Stage Buzz Q&A: Brian Wilson at Horseshoe Casino

Illinois Entertainer Magazine
IE: “Little Saint Nick: is one of the Christmas songs from The Beach Boys that everybody just seems to love. What do you like most about “Little Saint Nick”?
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                                                Classic Rock

Ringo Starr Announces First 2019 Tour Dates, New Book

Ultimate Classic Rock
Preliminary dates include Windsor, Ont.; Highland Park, Ill. (with the Beach Boys); Nashville and Los Angeles. The release says more shows will be announced ...
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                                                News-Herald.com

An original 'Jersey Boys' cast member, Northeast Ohio native Daniel ...

News-Herald.com
... of The Four Seasons we portrayed on Broadway, but all of our favorite groups of the '60s – The Rascals, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Drifters and so on.
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Night & Day diversions – November 13, 2018

Current in Carmel (press release)
... joined by fellow Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine and veteran guitarist-vocalist Blondie Chaplin, who has toured with the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and ...
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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

ARTnews
Tharp is known for creating perhaps the first crossover ballet, 1973's Deuce Coup, which included music by the Beach Boys, and has worked with the likes of ...
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Meet Lucky Daye, the Singer Who Went From Cult Living to Giving ...

DJBooth
I like the way the Beach Boys said forget the rules. Sometimes they would have a bridge in the beginning, and then a hook. They just took the formats and said, ...
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                                                Post

The greatest rock and roll bands of all-time are…?

Nagaland Post
The Beach Boys. 9. Bon Jovi. 10. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. 11.Creedence Clearwater Revival. 12. Def Leppard. 13. Elvis Presley. 14. Fleetwood ...


November 12, 2018
UPDATE:  This week at The Drive-In: A live "Summer In Paradise" from 1998.
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                                                Amarillo Pioneer (blog)

Beach Boys Coming Back to Amarillo Next Year

The Amarillo Pioneer (blog)
The Beach Boys will be returning to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium on Saturday, March 23rd. The show will take place at 7PM, and will be part of ...
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Fun, fun, fun: Beach Boys making a splash into Amarillo

KFDA
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Beach Boys are surfing into Amarillo next spring. The group will perform on March 23 at the Amarillo Civic Center. The surf rockers ...
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                                                Parthenon

Former Beach Boy rocks Huntington with old hits

MU The Parthenon
“I grew up listening to the Beach Boys,” Dave Pack, Ashland resident and attendee, said. “My dad raised me on the Beach Boys, and it's very fitting to see Brian ...
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Cool things to do in Huntsville, Nov. 9 - 15

AL.com
Expect "Good Vibrations" when hunky former "Full House" star John Stamos guests with Mike Love's current version of '60s pop-legends the Beach Boys.
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                                                Keene Sentinel

Rallying around education; teachers, supporters, others unite amid ...

The Keene Sentinel
... the beeps accompanying a soundtrack of fitting musical selections such as “Be True to Your School” by the Beach Boys and “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, ...
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                                                GazetteNET

Tuned In by Ken Maiuri

GazetteNET
... love smart, lovingly arranged pop (The Beatles, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren) and the '70s swagger of Bowie, Queen, Sparks and the Stones.
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                                                Journal

Vince Gill nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame, Class of 2019

Digital Journal
Gill is nominated alongside such artists as rapper Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Mike Love of The Beach Boys, Cat Stevens and ...
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                                                Courant

Indie rock ensemble Owel will be at the Webster

Hartford Courant
Fans of bands like the Postal Service or even the Beach Boys might take an interest in Owel's music. The band has a forthcoming record, “Paris,” set for release ...
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                                                News

Katrina and the Waves Are Selling Their Gear on Reverb

Reverb News
We caught up with KATW drummer Alex Cooper to talk about the band's formation, the success of "Walking on Sunshine," touring with the Beach Boys, and how ...
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                                                uDiscover Music

The Biggest Benefit Concerts In History

uDiscover Music
... putting together a line-up that read like a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guestlist: The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Dylan, Emmylou Harris, BB King, Roy Orbison, ...


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