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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.


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September 19, 2018

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                                                Journal Star

Luciano: Turn the page back to '77 for Bob Seger's last show in Peoria

Peoria Journal Star
9, 1976, appearance by The Beach Boys, for whom 8,200 fans jammed into the place, with another 2,500 on the other side of the fence. The '77 Seger show was ...
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                                                Alternative Nation
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10 Stunning Photos Of New Soundgarden & Faith No More Supergroup

Alternative Nation (blog)
Well that may be fine for the Beach Boys, but a real rock band needs a rock solid foundation. And for MC5's 50th anniversary of “Kick Out The Jams,” Wayne ...
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                                                Tribune

Juried show offers bargain prices for works by well-known area artists

Chicago Tribune
Cirrus Falcon, two men who sing and play acoustic guitar, will perform tunes from musicians such as Cat Stevens and the Beach Boys. An acoustic guitarist will ...
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                                                Always Classic Local
                                                News (press release)

Join The Celebration At SUNY Cortland's 150th Birthday Party, Oct. 5-6

X101 Always Classic Local News (press release)
It will be followed by a morning panel discussion about Cortland's legendary campus concerts (Billy Joel, The Eagles, James Taylor, the Beach Boys and lots of ...
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The Coral's favourite music, books + film

Gigwise
JS: Today by The Beach Boys. It came out just before Pet Sounds and it's got the energy of the early stuff with the sophistication of Pet Sounds. In those days ...
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Joyce Manor – “Silly Games”

SPIN
The charming new record evokes the Beach Boys and Weezer in it's tender groove, honeyed moans, and rhythmic expressions of wistfulness. “Silly Games” is ...
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                                                Barbara Independent

Jason Mraz Plays the Santa Barbara Bowl

Santa Barbara Independent
Ending the night, the band crowded around the piano for an infectious rendition of The Beach Boys' “Good Vibrations,” sealing the deal on the tour's promise ...
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Led Zeppelin: Celebrating 50 years of the biggest rock band ever in ...

Louder
They prefer the Beach Boys to The Beatles; Elton John is a celebrity fan; their new album is a rock musical… Reviews New albums from Billy Gibbons, Lynyrd ...
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                                                Herald-News

Residents have until Sept. 23 to enjoy wide range of attractions at LA ...

Fontana Herald-News
The End of Summer Concert Series has some exciting shows, including the Beach Boys on Sept. 20, WAR and Tower of Power on Sept. 21, Bad Company on ...


September 18, 2018
UPDATE:   This week on Open Mic:  But can he dance?
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Aiken Standard

STEVE FLORES: The Beach Boys and me

The Bakersfield Californian
For the musically uninitiated, the Beach Boys are considered by many as one of the most influential groups of the 1960s. Creating the unofficial “surf sound” with ...
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                                                Raton Tribune

The Beach Boys Come to Hard Rock Event Center

The Boca Raton Tribune-1 hour ago
The Beach Boys Come to Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m.. Tickets on Sale ...
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                                                Courier-Express

NEW DACCA CONCERT SEASON: Atlantic City Boys to perform ...

The Courier-Express
It is an exciting mix of world class vocals featuring the rock-n-roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, BeeGees, Beatles, and the Rat Pack, Foulkrod said.
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                                                23ABC News

Kern County Fair Returns with New food items

KERO 23ABC News
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County fair kicks off this Wednesday with the Beach Boys taking the stage at the Budweiser Pavilion. Officials say there is a ...
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                                                News

3 can't-miss shows: Bully, Dr. Dog, Neko Case

Buffalo News
... shows at Mohawk Place and Town Ballroom on its resume, the quirky, free-wheelin' Philadelphia outfit, equal parts the Band, the Beatles and the Beach Boys, ...
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                                                Murray Valley Standard

Book your tickets now for The 60 Four tribute show to the 60s

The Murray Valley Standard
The show will see the vocalists pay homage to their favourite artists from the 60s including: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, ...
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                                                Citizen

EARLY EDITION: Paul Anka's personal touch

Ottawa Citizen
And as a teenager, I didn't really follow his career either, preferring The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Motown. Anka was 12 years older than me but already a ...
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                                                Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola 'Millionaire' contestants reflect on their appearances on the ...

Pensacola News Journal
"The Beach Boys' 1968 song 'Never Learn Not to Love' was a re-working of 'Cease to Exist,' written by what notorious aspiring folk singer?" The possible ...
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                                                DadevilleRecord.com

Local organist, pianist still playing together at same church 50 years later

DadevilleRecord.com
The 1960s saw musical phenoms like The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beach Boys and Led Zepplin start their storied careers. In 1968, Debbie Brewer and ...
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                                                Murray Valley Standard

So much to see, do in the Murraylands this weekend

The Murray Valley Standard
The four-piece group will be performing 60s hits from artists such as The Beach Boys and The Beatles. Tickets visit https://www.the60four.com. Weekend, Sept ...

September 17, 2018
UPDATE:   This week at The Drive-In:  A <cough> "documentary" about The Beach Boys...?
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The Beach Boys' Mike Love visits mother's home in Hutchinson

KWCH
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) The Beach Boys are in town for the Kansas State Fair but for some of the band members there is another reason for stopping in ...
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                                                Bakersfield Californian

Fast fair five: What to eat, see, experience this year

The Bakersfield Californian
Have mercy: Those who got that TV reference know where this is going. John Stamos, aka Uncle Jesse of "Full House" fame, will perform with The Beach Boys.
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                                                Bakersfield Californian

Ready to sing along? Fair lineup brings the hits

The Bakersfield Californian
19 at the Kern County Fair. Courtesy of The Beach Boys. I don't think there is a band as quintessentially American as The Beach Boys. From “California Girls,” “In ...
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                                                Herald

Cruisin' The Coast is coming early this year. Here's what's new and ...

The Sun Herald
... parties and lighting up the night with flame throwing competitions and The Beach Boys and other stars. Even the Rat Pack will make an appearance this year.
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Concord Rangers are frustrated by St Albans City

Echo
Former Concord winger Khale Da Costa came close to rubbing salt in the wounds but two goals proved to be enough to see off the Beach Boys. Concord ...
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                                                Chieftain

Music buffs hash out most underappreciated rock bands

Pueblo Chieftain
Luke: The Beach Boys are one of the greatest bands of all time. I've loved the Beach Boys since I was a kid. If I ever need to “get away” I just put “Kokomo” on ...
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                                                MassLive.com

Upcoming concerts: Tony Orlando, Elton John and more

MassLive.com
Zac Brown Band: Sept. 30, 7 p.m. - Xfinity Theater, Hartford The Beach Boys: Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. - The Big E, West Springfield Robby Krieger of The Doors: Sept.
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                                                Courier-Express

KCAC posts solid fiscal year

The Courier-Express
It also has hosted national touring events like the Beach Boys, professional wrestling, the Harlem Globetrotters, Rodney Carrington and Sesame Street Live.
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                                                uDiscover Music

'Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell': Two Southerners Takin' It Easy

uDiscover Music
He had also toured with The Beach Boys in the mid-60s, subbing for Brian Wilson. More importantly, from Capitol's point of view, Campbell was hot: 'Gentle On ...
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                                                TAPinto.net

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

TAPinto.net
The band played two sets of '60s and '70s California rock, including hits by The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, The Byrds and Eagles. Parks & Rec ...


September 14, 2018

The Beach Boys to play Community Arts Center

Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Celebrate the Holidays with the The Beach Boys as they perform songs from their 1964 Beach Boys Christmas Album with songs like “Little Saint Nick” and ...
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                                                Tribune

The future is bright for Under the Streetlamp

Chicago Tribune
“You'll hear songs by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the Beach Boys, Dion and the Belmonts, Del Shannon, Wilson Pickett, the Spinners, the Drifters ...
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                                                Mercury News

7 fantastic SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, Sept. 14-16

The Mercury News
It's just one several promising concerts on the horizon this weekend, including the Beach Boys, Latin megastar Romeo Santos and a New Orleans jam party ...
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                                                News

View from Vegas: Beware of over-adjusted line in Bills-Chargers

Buffalo News
... a 1-point favorite before last week's games, and now -7), look for the value and the 10 a.m. body clock start time for the beach boys to help out 'Bills backers.
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                                                Fredericksburg.com

Drifters, Coasters and Platters concert canceled at Celebrate Virginia ...

Fredericksburg.com
... of its remaining shows: The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws on Sept. 23, WFLS Fest featuring Dustin Lynch on Sept. 29 or The Beach Boys on Oct. 19.
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                                                Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Glen Campbell's wife to share struggles of caring for someone with ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As his illness progressed, the superstar — a sought-after studio guitarist who played with the Beach Boys and became known for his smash hits including ...
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                                                Charleston Gazette-Mail

In short: Marshall Artists Series, Luke Combs in Huntington, Shocka-Con

Charleston Gazette-Mail
... “Jersey Boys,” “Cinderella,” “Rock of Ages,” the Barenaked Ladies, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin and more.
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                                                Post

Michael Kors kicks off final day of New York Fashion Week

Jakarta Post
The soundtrack was beach-baresque with Peter Allen singing "I go to Rio," The Beach Boys singing "Good Vibrations" and snatches of Serge Gainsbourg and ...
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                                                World

New Daptone Single from SHA LA DAS ft Charles Bradley, Sharon ...

Broadway World
... up and there's something special when a family can meld voices in close harmony: The Everly Brothers had it, the Beach Boys had it, the Schaldas have it.
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Marc Jacobs brings back 'polished' to NY Fashion Week

FRANCE 24
The soundtrack was beach-baresque with Peter Allen singing "I go to Rio," The Beach Boys singing "Good Vibrations" and snatches of Serge Gainsbourg and ...


September 13, 2018
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  They wake you up early with loud crashes!
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                                                Local Sweden

Vinyl, Beach Boys and Tarantino: 12 Stockholm record stores to ...

The Local Sweden
His choice fell on the 1966 album by the Beach Boys – that he also considers being one of the greatest albums ever made. The spacious shop offers a large ...
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Brian Wilson coming to Bangor in October

WABI
Brian Wilson, a co-founder of the Beach Boys and one of the most honored composers in rock history, will be at the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday, ...
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Michael Kors kicks off final day of NY Fashion Week

FRANCE 24
The soundtrack was beach-baresque with Peter Allen singing "I go to Rio," The Beach Boys singing "Good Vibrations" and snatches of Serge Gainsbourg and ...
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                                                Billboard

Rod Stewart Radio Launches Sept. 20 on SiriusXM: Exclusive

Billboard
Rod Stewart Radio, which will run through Sept. 30, follows other limited-run SiriusXM stations devoted to such acts as U2, The Beach Boys, Dave Matthews ...
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                                                Perspective

Bruins 2018 Cheer Clinic

Kokomo Perspective
The song for the performance was Surfin' USA by The Beach Boys released in the year of 1963. On Friday, Aug. 31 the future cheerleaders gathered on the ...
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                                                Cedar Falls Courier

"American Idol" and Clarksville native Maddie Poppe up for People's ...

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Maddie Poppe Sings "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys - Top 5 - American Idol 2018 ... Maddie Poppe Sings "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys - Top 5 ...
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2018 Long Island Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay runs Oct. 13-14

Newsday
... Aerosmith (Pump), the Beatles (Penny Lane) and The Beach Boys (Endless Summer). Meanwhile, DJ Theo will take over the West End Avenue Stage noon to ...
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                                                Minneapolis Star
                                                Tribune

Bruno Mars returns to St. Paul and tops last year's triumph

Minneapolis Star Tribune
And “Marry You” was bright and buoyant like the Beach Boys until Mars strapped on a guitar, pointed to the heavens and played a guitar passage inspired by ...

Poisoning the water: 2 new books assess Flint's crisis

PostBulletin.com
With the Beach Boys hit “Wouldn't It Be Nice” sardonically playing in the background, Moore interspersed images of boarded-up homes with news reports about ...

Sun City briefs

Bluffton Today
Due to popular demand, a matinee show has been added for 4 p.m. Oct. 14 for the Still Surfin' Tribute to the Beach Boys. Tickets are $25 and will be available ...


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