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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.



August 18, 2017

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Beach Boys' Mike Love describes 'the blessing' of being in the iconic ...

Fox News
It's a joy to have people still love [the Beach Boys].” Love began singing with his cousins as a hobby and the band took shape. “At the core of it all is harmonies,” ...
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Win! Tickets to Beach Boys tribute show in Gainsborough

Gainsborough Standard
Performed by The Beach Boys Band, show feature all the complex orchestral arrangements and intricate harmonies of America's biggest ever pop group.
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Classic cars get revved up for swap meet

Northern Star
ROSS Bradshaw loves his 1932 three-window Ford coupe made famous by the Beach Boys song and harking back to the heydays of the 1950s and '60s.
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Weekend Agenda

New York Magazine
1. This Thursday, be soothed by the Beach Boys led by Mike Love, but sans Brian Wilson. Either way, the set list features songs off the understated LP Wild ...
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                                                      Kitsap Sun (blog)

Blackberry Festival sets main stage schedule

Kitsap Sun (blog)
They frequently toured with national acts like Chuck Berry or Bo Diddley, or opened for bands lilke The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Electric Light Orchestra, Ten ...
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'All Time Low:' Our First Rock Concert

HuffPost
I just took my 14-year-old daughter, Lea, to her first rock concert. Writing the words 'rock concert' makes me giggle. I went to a lot of rock concerts as a kid. But it's ...
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Craft: By the time Glen Campbell got to BN

Bloomington Pantagraph (blog)
He did reveal that he was a bit bemused by the Farm Aid lineup, packed with acts like Van Halen and his own old band, The Beach Boys. "A lot of those guys ...
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Weezer Announces New Album 'Pacific Daydream'

Billboard
According to the press release -- that describes the album as sounding like "the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an ...
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Guitar legend Joe Bonamassa comes home for performance at ...

Syracuse.com
Bassist Michael Rhodes played with such acts as the Beach Boys and Dolly Parton and, according to Bonamassa, is the most recorded bassist in history.
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Arts: Glen Campbell and enduring musicianship

Waco Tribune-Herald
As I write these words I'm listening to a song called “Gentle on My Mind.” In 1967, a singer and guitarist named Glen Campbell won two Grammy Awards for his ...


August 17, 2017
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  The only 60s band that suffered from persistent vertigo?
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The Beach Boys were brilliant outside of Pet Sounds, too

A.V. Club (blog)
While everyone seems to agree that Pet Sounds is one of the most important albums ever made, the Beach Boys are still seen as something of a novelty.
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Mike Love brings The Beach Boys back to the beach

Atlantic City Weekly
ACW: You reunited the original lineup of the Beach Boys back in 2012 for a big tour and a record of original material. What made you decide not to continue with ...

The Beach Boys send out good vibrations at the Mahaiwe

Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
When one thinks of the Beach Boys, the foremost part of the band's sound are those almost otherworldly harmonies. Without the vocal work, this would have ...
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                                                Town Topics

Things That Make Life Worth Living — Smiling Through With the ...

Town Topics
I realize that baseball and the Beach Boys may seem an unlikely combination, but when Brian was 17 he thought he might be a major league ball player (“I ...
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                                                Gainsborough Standard

A night of Beach Boys classics is coming to Gainsborough

Gainsborough Standard
Performed by The Beach Boys Band, show feature all the complex orchestral arrangements and intricate harmonies of America's biggest ever pop group.
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                                                Chicago Tribune

The warm, familiar sound of Divino Nino

Chicago Tribune
I didn't grow up with the Beach Boys,” guitarist-vocalist Camilo Medina said. He only began listening to music from that period in the past five years, a decision ...
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                                                Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

How well do you know Elvis trivia?

Omaha World-Herald
Even though Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today, his legend lives on. Thousands of people take pilgrimages each year to Graceland, his estate in Memphis.
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                                                Daily Globe

WMS, WHS students spend two weeks immersed in music

Daily Globe
“These kids are not as familiar with the Beach Boys' music as baby boomers might think, but they've enjoyed learning this rock and roll style and the contrast ...
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                                                Stanly News & Press

California Toe Jam to perform show to benefit livestock arena project

Stanly News & Press
Songs may include ones made famous by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Elvis Presley, Grand Funk Railroad, Dire Straits and others. Tickets are $15 ...


August 16, 2017

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Legal Issues Preventing Release of Beach Boys/Queen/Foo ...

WROR
In the oddball collaboration department, how about a teaming of Queen, the Beach Boys and Foo Fighters? That's apparently the case for "Holy Man," a song ...
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                                                News Today

Beach Boys bring more good vibrations to Ocean City Music Pier ...

Shore News Today
The Beach Boys will return to Ocean City for two shows nightly Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 21-22 at the Music Pier. Show times are 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. both ...
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Beach Boys Back In Ocean City For 4 Shows Monday And Tuesday

Patch.com
OCEAN CITY, NJ — The Beach Boys return to Ocean City for four performances next week. The iconic band, who sold out shows when it was in Ocean City each ...
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13 Times When Glen Campbell Rocked

Best Classic Bands (blog)
Co-written in 1964 by Brian Wilson and Russ Titelman, the song was cut—with Brian producing—during sessions for the Beach Boys' Today! album, and ...
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                                                UCLA Newsroom

Revealing the history of genocide against California's Native ...

UCLA Newsroom
“It hovers over the land of the endless summer, over Disneyland, over the surfers, the Beach Boys, the palm trees, the Hollywood Sign … and yet, there is also a ...
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                                                Pollstar

Miami Stadium Gets Revived

Pollstar
The park's stadium, where iconic acts including Queen, The Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett once played, has been dormant since it was severely damaged by ...
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                                                Columbia Daily Herald

The death of the 'Rhinestone' picker

Columbia Daily Herald
He even went on tour playing and singing the high harmonies with The Beach Boys after bassist and leader Brian Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown in 1964.
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                                                Taste of Country

Sandra Lynn Captures Perfect Summer Love in 'Hey California ...

Taste of Country
“My parents always played the Beach Boys records when I was little and I remember 'Endless Summer,'” Lynn recalls with a big smile as she sits at a conference ...
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Janesville Gazette

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 20-26

Washington Post
Guitarist David Marks of The Beach Boys is 69. Guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour is 59. Country singer Collin Raye is 57. Singer Roland Orzabal of Tears for ...
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Website is labour of love for Devizes music man

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
Later one of the bands he looked after was the Beach Boys and he remembers flying to Los Angeles and trying to get frontman Brian Wilson, who at the time was ...


August 15, 2017
UPDATE:   This week on the Open Mic:  So, if these guys were kind of lazy gardeners, fans of one member of the Turtles, (not Eddie), owned a snow-removal service, used florescent paint and black lighting in their act, would they be the SlowGrowFloSnowBlowGlowSchmohawks?  ...And could you say it five times fast?
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                                                Daily Times

Beach Boys surfing into Ocean City with iconic songs of summer

Delmarva Daily Times
Get ready for some "Good Vibrations" and many more favorites as the Beach Boys will catch a wave to Ocean City on Wednesday, Aug. 23. The iconic American ...
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                                                Boston Globe

Beach Boys, Boston Pops pitch in at Nantucket fund-raiser

The Boston Globe
... there to support the Nantucket Cottage Hospital — with a little help from the Beach Boys as well as Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
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                                                RollingStone.com

The Fat Boys: Hip-Hop's Pop Culture Ambassadors on Crushin' 1987

RollingStone.com
Their ubiquity in 1987 was the peak of a pop cultural coup d'état: a platinum album, a hit single with the Beach Boys, a movie, an appearance on Hollywood ...
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                                                Miami New Times

Tequila Bay Is the First Concert at Miami Marine Stadium in Decades

Miami New Times
The festival marks the first dedicated music event at Miami Marine Stadium in about 25 years. The venue hosted the likes of Queen, the Beach Boys, and Jimmy ...
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                                                Asbury Park Press

Chic brings 'Good Times' to Newark's Prudential Center

Asbury Park Press
FUN, FUN, FUN: Mike Love on the Beach Boys' New Jersey history. This nine-member incarnation of Chic gave life to both that band's hits and other classics ...
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                                                East Bay Times

Forget the cat, Instagram feed aims to encourage kids to take photos ...

East Bay Times
It's different now from Ansel Adams and the Beach Boys days. Who lives here? What are their experiences of the California dream? Who is it we live with and ...
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                                                Highsnobiety

On 'Rainbow,' Kesha Triumphantly Shows Her True Colors

Highsnobiety
Title track “Rainbow” was directly inspired by The Beach Boys' “God Only Knows,” which was the eighth song on the band's seminal 1966 album Pet Sounds ...
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How to Fix Austin Music

Austin Monthly (blog)
The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson performs the band's classic album Pet Sounds at the pristine Moody Theater. Songstress Molly Burch, returning from a tour, hosts ...
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                                                HuffPost UK
HuffPost UK

Iconic Songwriter Jimmy Webb Tributes Glen Campbell

antiMUSIC.com
He loved the Beach Boys and in subtle ways helped mold their sound. He loved Don and Phil (Everly), Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, Flatt and Scruggs.
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                                                The Press, York

75000 fans flock to open air theatre

The Press, York
Audiences at Europe's largest open air theatre saw a line-up including Little Mix, Olly Murs, Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, Cliff Richard, Alfie Boe ...


August 14, 2017
UPDATE:   This week at The Drive-In:  A look back at the 50th tour with a full Japan Press Conference!
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                                                Boston Globe

Beach Boys, Boston Pops pitch in at Nantucket fund-raiser

The Boston Globe
... there to support the Nantucket Cottage Hospital — with a little help from the Beach Boys as well as Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

Sounds: For Raspberries, it all went sour

Burlington County Times
But if I sing it like real innocent, like Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, nobody will notice this is a dirty song." Carmen's vocal, Wally Bryson's pedal-to-the-medal ...
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                                                County Courier Times

Remembering Glen Campbell, the man and his music

Bucks County Courier Times
In fact, name almost any music legend from the '60s — Dean Martin, Elvis, Ricky Nelson, The Beach Boys, Ray Charles — and Campbell probably played guitar ...
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                                                Cashbox Magazine Canada
Cashbox Magazine Canada

Glen Campbell's Goodtime grace

Arkansas Online
... on records by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, who'd subbed for Brian Wilson in the Beach Boys. At 12 years old, all I knew was that Glen Campbell was cool.
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Cashbox Magazine Canada

Your Pops Photos Wanted!

Nantucket Island Inquirer
... for Nantucket Cottage Hospital at Jetties Beach, featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and special guest The Beach Boys, went off as planned when ...
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                                                Culturess

Orphan Black series finale recap: “To Right the Wrongs of Many”

Culturess
... off her GED exam, Sarah arrives at Helena's baby shower to listen to The Beach Boys' “Wouldn't It Be Nice” with the weight of the world on her shoulders.

REVIEW – Leonard Cohen Tribute act left me miserable for all the ...

Deadline News
But as an ensemble, they made Cohen – who's honest, maudlin take on life and its shadow that made him 'your man' – sound like one of the Beach Boys.
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