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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.


April 27, 2017
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  Let's give David Marks's 2007 album a spin this week!

UPDATE:   Added a slew of new dates to the Beach Boys tours.
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                                                Nantucket Island
                                                Inquirer

The Inquirer and Mirror

Nantucket Island Inquirer
(April 26, 2017) Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys will join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra as the special musical guest for the 21st annual ...
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                                                New Times

Dinosaur Love's Peter Kulikowski on The Beach Boys ...

Phoenix New Times
Combining guitars with garage rock organ sounds and the influence of The Beach Boys, Dinosaur Love produces songs that can sound as huge as the extinct ...
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                                                Times-Tribune

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson brings final 'Pet Sounds' tour to Kirby Center

Scranton Times-Tribune
He co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed more than two dozen Top 40 hits with the Beach Boys. “Pet Sounds” was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998 ...
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                                                TODAY

The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dies after show

USA TODAY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Kerry Turman, a longtime bassist for Motown group The Temptations, has died after a performance in Missouri. He was 59.
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                                                Review

Countdown is on for Montrose Musical Festival's 10th anniversary

Montrose Review
To celebrate a decade since the first MoFest, organisers are hosting two outdoor arena gigs on the town's East Links this year - Scottish band Deacon Blue, who ...
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                                                Free Press

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73

Detroit Free Press
The band is touring with the Beach Boys and performed Saturday night in Cape Girardeau. Coroner John Clifton says an initial autopsy indicates Turman died of ...
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                                                Whig

In Review: Nightlands' album 'I Can Feel the Night Around Me'

Cecil Whig
There's “Lost Moon,” the unassuming but captivating opener; “Depending on You,” the desperate romancer; and “Only You Know,” the Beach Boys-flavored pop ...
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                                                Lynchburg News and
                                                Advance

Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters to perform in Lynchburg

Lynchburg News and Advance
Between that and listening to the Beach Boys and The Ventures, whoever it was, The Doors, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, all the music we grew up loving, we ...
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                                                Chattanoogan

GPS Celebrates May Day Tradition

The Chattanoogan
The student-choreographed class dances were set to the music of Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, the Dixie Chicks, High School Musical, the Beach Boys, and ...
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Watch John Legend's Dazzling Performance at the TIME 100 Gala

TIME
The Grammy award-winner slowed things down with a rhapsodically beautiful cover of the Beach Boys song "God Only Knows," which led into the seductive ...

April 26, 2017

Warm Vibes, Cool Tunes | Beach Boys & the Temptations bring hits ...

WOWT
OMAHA, Neb. (Omaha Dispatch) -- All the recent rain has me longing for sunny days, and when I think of the Beach Boys I think of sunny days and summer ...
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                                                2 Community

Dancing with the Stars: Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd Dance ...

Business 2 Community
The next couple on the dance floor is Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, dancing a jive to “Fun, Fun, Fun” by The Beach Boys. Nick Carter says he needs to work on ...
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                                                Observer

Brian Wilson on How It Feels to Retire Performing 'Pet Sounds'

Observer
Considering Wilson has spent the past year playing the Beach Boys' iconic 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds in its entirety to sold-out crowds from California to ...
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DWTS Season 24 Results: Heather Morris Sent Home in a Shocking ...

ABC.com
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd did a Jive to "Fun, Fun, Fun" by the Beach Boys. Nick C. wants Nick V. to work on the moves a little more. Len said the dance was ...
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                                                Northwestern

Monday Mixtape: Songs for warmer weather

North by Northwestern
A beach-day standard for several decades, the Beach Boys' “Good Vibrations” never fails to put a smile on my face. Written when head songwriter Brian Wilson ...
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                                                Prospector

Nico & The Silent Films strive for innovation in first year

The Prospector
They cite The Beatles, the Beach Boys and the Flaming Lips as some of their influences. They never intended on finding a specific sound as a group. They try to ...
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                                                Music

Passings: Kerry Turman, Bassist For the Temptations

VVN Music
The Temptations are currently on tour in the USA with The beach Boys. Mike Love of The Beach Boys posted the following statement on Facebook. This Sunday ...
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                                                Tribune

Did David Ross have enough boyish charm this week on 'Dancing ...

Chicago Tribune
Meanwhile, former Chicago resident Nick Viall and partner Peta Murgatroyd earned the lowest pair scores for their jive to "Fun, Fun, Fun" by the Beach Boys.
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                                                World-Herald

Paul McCartney's 10 best songs

Omaha World-Herald
As a tribute to Chuck Berry and the Beach Boys, McCartney wrote this rock jam about girls from Ukraine and Georgia. It's excellent down to the guitar solo.
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                                                2 Community

Dancing with the Stars: Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev ...

Business 2 Community
Couples will perform songs from popular boy bands and girl groups, including Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys, The Beach Boys and The Pussycat Dolls.


April 25, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic:   TOO.  MANY.  PUNS.  IN.  MY.  BRAIN.  Whew!  I'll pass this one off to you, gentle viewers.
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Indianapolis Star

If It Wasn't For The Beach Boys

NEO Music Scene (press release)
The Beach Boys, now a pair of very-fragmented bands fronted by two feuding cousins, still tour, bringing smiles to both aged baby boomers and newly-minted ...
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                                                World-Herald

Events this week: Hear from Julianne Moore, learn about William ...

Omaha World-Herald
See legendary musicians in concert: Grammy Award-winning bands the Beach Boys and the Temptations will take the stage to perform their greatest hits on ...
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                                                CapitalGazette.com

Music Box: David Alvin and Bill Kirchen strum into Annapolis

CapitalGazette.com
May 4 at 8 p.m., Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician and songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys performs at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington on his final ...
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                                                9NEWS.com

'DWTS' Week 6 Preview: Nick Viall Promises Charming Boy Band ...

9NEWS.com
Viall and Murgatroyd, aka #TeamBabyGotBach, will be dancing the jive to "Fun, Fun, Fun" by The Beach Boys. And while we're majorly stoked to see what ...

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                                                Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Billy Bob Thornton brings rockin' Boxmasters to Jergels

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
We're big fans of the Small Faces and Kinks and Animals as well as the Beach Boys and Ventures and all those people. It's songs written as if we were in those ...
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                                                & Star

Glass City returns with three local bands

News & Star
... psychedelia and country, borne out of an appreciation of the B-troika brigade of bands from the mid-1960s to today; The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, ...
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                                                Billboard

This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1983, Michael Jackson ...

Billboard
Elvis Presley, the Beatles and the Beach Boys are among the acts that have covered the song, as has supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, which included Beatle ...
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                                                Automotive News
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Mustang-Camaro rivalry takes root in China

Automotive News (subscription) (blog)
Amid a splay of Mustangs past and present, the sounds of the Beach Boys' "Surfin' U.S.A." and Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" mingled with the growl of 5.0-liter ...
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Real Estate

SLUG Magazine
The track has the same lackadaisical perplexion found in The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, or Mac DeMarco's “Chamber of Reflection.” The record goes back and ...


April 24, 2017
UPDATE:   This week at The Drive In: The Beach Boys show up on Solid Gold!  (Thanks, Alexis!)
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                                                nwitimes.com

IN TUNE: Rock out with the Northwest Indiana Symphony

nwitimes.com
You will clap and sing along to medleys by the Beach Boys. More tunes through the night range from early '50s to late '70s. They include "Danke Shoen," made ...
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Ex-Towie star Jessica Wright launches bid to crack America after ...

The Sun
... agent John Ferriter – who not only represents her brother but also looks after the likes of PIERS MORGAN, DANNII MINOGUE and THE BEACH BOYS too.
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Braves organist keeps fans guessing

MDJOnline.com
During some segments of the game, he's free to play what he wants, normally turning to some of his favorite artists, like The Beach Boys and The Beatles.
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                                                Vegas Review-Journal

Hundreds turn out for March for Science in downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas Review-Journal
... we're from right here on Earth,” the singer said before the band launched into an Earth-themed rendition of “Be True to Your School” by The Beach Boys.


April 21, 2017

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Concert preview: Genius of Beach Boys' Brian Wilson filled the '60s ...

The Columbus Dispatch
Now calling themselves the Beach Boys, they turned out sunny lyrics and sleek production (due in large part to Brian Wilson) that quickly vaulted the group to ...

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We Recommend...

Albany Times Union
The Beach Boys' ambitious masterpiece, masterminded by Brian Wilson, in many ways elevated the three-minute pop tune to art. In fact, Beatles producer ...
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Boy Banders in the Ballroom! Find Out Why Backstreet Boys' Nick ...

PEOPLE.com
Backstreet's back! PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that Monday's Dancing with the Stars will feature iconic songs from famous girl groups and boy bands and ...
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                                                      Cleveland Scene
                                                      Weekly

9 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

Cleveland Scene Weekly
It's a well-documented fact at when members of the Beatles heard the Beach Boys' 1966 album Pet Sounds, it inspired them to write and record Sgt. Pepper's ...
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                                                      L.A. Weekly

10 Underrated '90s Bands You Need to Hear Now

L.A. Weekly
... Queen, XTC, Cheap Trick, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, ELO — into songs in which virtually every instrument and backing vocal was a pop hook unto itself.
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                                                      The Argus

Together the People falls apart – but it will be back

The Argus
Last year's festival was headlined by legendary singer Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and britpop band Suede. The 2017 event was scheduled to take place ...
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                                                      Milwaukee Journal
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Wisconsin State Fair Bank Mutual Amphitheater headliners include ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
4); Kip Moore (Aug. 5); the Beach Boys and the Temptations (Aug. 6); For King & Country (Aug. 7); Pentatonix (Aug. 8); I Love the '90s featuring Vanilla Ice (Aug.
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                                                      Los Angeles Times

LA theater openings, April 23-30: 'An American in Paris,' 'Pericles ...

Los Angeles Times
Four by Four Las Vegas-style revue celebrates the music of the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees and Motown. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St., ...
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                                                      Dan's Papers

Polar Bear Plunge – Sweaters in the Hamptons Summer

Dan's Papers
At 10 minutes to noon, the music of the Beach Boys' “Surfer Girl” will play at top volume from loudspeakers. At five minutes to noon the entrants will appear ...
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                                                      Harvard Gazette

Sounding off for noises on

Harvard Gazette
Such was the prescription from indie musicians Amanda Palmer and Damon Krukowski '85 during an animated discussion about digital creativity Tuesday night ...
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