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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.



January 24, 2019
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  The secret to their high notes?  Helium!
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                                                World

John Stamos Joins The Beach Boys For Segerstrom Center Concert

Broadway World
Actor, producer, musician and singer John Stamos will share the Segerstrom Hall stage with The Beach Boys during its January 31 concert at Segerstrom Center ...
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                                                Live

Beach Boys tribute act delight Sampford Peverell crowds

Devon Live
Sampford Peverell Village Hall was packed to capacity last week as the Beach Boys Tribute Band came to town. Audiences clapped, waved and tapped their ...
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                                                MassLive.com

Brian Wilson, Train, Squeeze all announced as part of Tanglewood's ...

MassLive.com
Brian Wilson is coming to Tanglewood. The Beach Boy is part of the summer shed's 2019 Popular Artists series that was announced today. Wilson, touring to ...
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                                                Detroit Magazine

Psychedelic Band the Lemon Twigs on Their Operatic Album, Go to ...

Hour Detroit Magazine
... rock ballad that echoes the soft back vocals of uhhs and ahhs that are undoubtedly reminiscent of The Beach Boys, (a comparison the band often receives).

The Everly Set bridges generations

Brattleboro Reformer
... the sparkling vocal harmonies that would influence The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Peter Paul & Mary, and the Bee Gees. Now ...
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                                                Daily News

America brings 'Horse With No Name,' other hits to Bonita

Naples Daily News
“We were full on from our generation with the Beach Boys, the Beatles," Bunnell said in a recent telephone interview. "The British invasion just opened our eyes.
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                                                Sun-Times

The Lemon Twigs graduate to second album with eye on stage musical

Chicago Sun-Times
It was called “stylistically complex” (Paste) and “just plain odd” (AllMusic) and drew comparisons to the Beach Boys and Big Star. Following its success, The ...
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                                                Courant

Best Bets For February

Hartford Courant
Warm up your winter with Al Jardine, a founding member of the Beach Boys. Jardine, now 76, was in Connecticut a couple of months ago with Brian Wilson's live ...

ROCK JUSTICE AWARD given to The Association

PRNewswire (press release)
This red-carpet event was held at the legendary Village Studios, recording home to Elton John, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Lady Gaga and The ...


January 23, 2019

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                                                Ledger

Michale McArthur to debut new album in the Polk Theatre

The Ledger
Recorded over four days at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, which has done work with The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and other big names in music, the ...
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                                                Radio.com (blog)

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Love's Untold GRAMMY Awards Reunion

Radio.com (blog)
The Beach Boys made a stop at the 2012 GRAMMY Awards during their 50th anniversary tour, and there was one moment that made singer Mike Love think ...
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                                                Independent Tribune

The Modern Gentlemen to Davis Theatre after a decade singing ...

Independent Tribune
The Modern Gentlemen cover over five decades of music - Doo wop, The Bee Gees, the Beach Boys, Motown, The Beatles, Earth Wind and Fire and The Four ...
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                                                FADER

Toro y Moi recalls discovering J Dilla, skate videos, and more in First ...

The FADER
While in NYC to promote his sixth album, Chaz stopped by to tell The FADER about his early love for The Beach Boys — which is attributed to his dad, ...
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                                                TheChronicleHerald.ca

NOW HEAR THIS: Vancouver's Dan Mangan brings latest album to ...

TheChronicleHerald.ca
... erstwhile home to recordings by Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys and the Mamas & the Papas — with his top pick for producer, Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck).
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Alyssa Milano calls red 'Make America Great Again' hat 'the new white ...

WOAI
Before he was with Tennille, he played keyboards for the Beach Boys and was dubbed "The Captain" by singer Mike Love, who noted Dragon's fondness for ...

Cafe Concert Kicks Off!

Times Record
This year's theme was Boy Bands/Girl Groups focusing on classic groups like the Beach Boys, Journey, and Toto along with more recent artists such as Bastille, ...
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                                                OCRegister

Klay Thompson looks comfortable making history at Staples Center

OCRegister
LOS ANGELES — If the Beach Boys wrote “Wouldn't it be nice?” today, it might not be about young love. It might be about Klay Thompson. Lakers fans could be ...
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                                                wbsm.com

Love Is in the Air at the Z [PHIL-OSOPHY]

wbsm.com
That same magnetic energy that first attracted the likes of Phil Spector, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Dionne Warwick and Bill Medley, who was the one to ...


January 22, 2019
UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic:   An otherworldly cover of "In My Room"
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                                                Online

Unlikely Bromance! Beach Boys Singer Brian Wilson Best Friends ...

Radar Online
... Charles Manson Opens a New Window. acquaintance – Brian Wilson Opens a New Window. of the Beach Boys, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
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                                                Stone India (satire)
                                                (press release) (blog)

Review: Beach Boys Plumb Vaults for Post-'Pet Sounds' Gems

Rolling Stone India (satire) (press release) (blog)
After all, the Beach Boys' collective voices were a unique instrument — as if Stradivarius made a single violin — and hearing them isolated is a joy, almost ...
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                                                Laguna News

JOHN STAMOS JOINS THE BEACH BOYS FOR SEGERSTROM ...

Aliso Laguna News
Actor, producer, musician and singer John Stamos will share the Segerstrom Hall stage with The Beach Boys during its January 31 concert at Segerstrom Center ...
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                                                Independent

Black Market Trust delivers great Gypsy Jazz to Sound Bites Grill

Verde Independent
Merging their love of everything from The Mills Brothers to The Beach Boys, Sinatra to Lennon/McCartney, the band has arranged lead, and - part vocal harmony ...
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                                                Times

The Day the Music Died

New York Times
... Garfunkel and the Beach Boys, which you might not. In 2015, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated the whole district “a national treasure.”.
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                                                Geek US

The Beatles: The Strange History of Sexy Sadie

Den of Geek US
Donovan, The Beach Boys' Mike Love, along with jazz flute player Paul Horn, sometimes known as founding father of New Age music, also came. The Maharishi ...
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                                                Herald-Banner

Rockin' Oldies Sock Hop set for Saturday as CASA fundraiser

Herald-Banner
Artists in the lineup include Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Rick Nelson and many more. Besides lots of dancing, the sock hop will include hula-hoop contests, ...
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                                                Blend

12 Weird Disney Live-Action Films That Time Forgot

Cinema Blend
... only brought on to justify the title. Keep in mind, Disney put some money into this, or at least enough money for the Beach Boys to appear in it and perform.


January 21, 2019
UPDATE:  This week at The Drive-In:  Brian Wilson - Biography
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                                                Journal Constitution
                                                (blog)

Atlanta Concerts this week: The Beach Boys, Toni Braxton

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Atlanta Concerts this week: The Beach Boys, Toni Braxton ... there is no doubt that the Beach Boys will keep fans engaged at this afternoon performance.
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                                                Vegas

John Stamos joins The Beach Boys for performance at The Smith Center

FOX5 Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (FOX5/MORE) -- The Smith Center announced John Stamos would perform with The Beach Boys on Feb. 2 during the band's "Now & Then" concert ...
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                                                Stone

Review: Beach Boys Plumb Vaults for Post-'Pet Sounds' Gems

Rolling Stone
After all, the Beach Boys' collective voices were a unique instrument — as if Stradivarius made a single violin — and hearing them isolated is a joy, almost ...
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                                                Dickinson Press

HS Athlete of the Week - Gage Swanson

The Dickinson Press
Gage Swanson, a junior forward for the Beach boys basketball team, average 29.6 points per game through three Buccaneer victories during the second week ...
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                                                News 1

Trio of Icons to Headline LA's First Coastal Music Festival

Spectrum News 1
And they chose them purposely because to Sanford, artists like the Beach Boys, the Grateful Dead, and Willie Nelson represent the laid back South Bay beach ...
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                                                Independent

The Top 10: Pop Songs Based on Classical Music

The Independent
“Lady Lynda”, the Beach Boys, 1979, was a popular nomination: it starts with JS Bach's “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring” on a harpsichord, and my experts tell me ...
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                                                Mirror

Who left Dancing With The Stars tonight? Eilish O'Carroll becomes first ...

Irish Mirror
TV fashion stylist Darren Kennedy gave us a taste of the summer with his lively Jive to Fun, Fun, Fun by The Beach Boys and the Philharmonic Orchestra with ...
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                                                Blade

Limited access mars artist profiles

Toledo Blade
Management for Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys) gave me a solid 15 minutes for a phone interview. In 2012, I had 15 minutes on the phone with Machine Gun ...
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                                                Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Craig Allen's Fun Facts: Four Seasons “December 1963 (Oh, What A ...

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
New Jersey's "Four Seasons" is one of only two bands to enjoy chart success before, during, and after the "British Invasion." The other band? The Beach Boys.


January 18, 2019

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                                                News

Notable deaths in 2019

CBS News
He played keyboards and wrote arrangements for the Beach Boys and was dubbed "The Captain" because of his fondness for wearing sea captain's caps.

On Air Next: Great songs to kick off the semester

Colorado Daily
We're bringing back this classic track to kick off classes this year. Off the record "Smiley Smile," this record solidified The Beach Boys' mastermind Brian Wilson ...
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                                                News group (press
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New or recent albums

WORLD News group (press release)
Unlike Friends, the 12-cut, 26-minute trifle that the Beach Boys hoped would halt their late-1960s slide, this 32-cut, 68-minute stack-o-tracks, a cappella mixes, ...
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                                                Commercial

On Tap: Music for every ear, from classical to country to rock

Daily Commercial
... including, Josh Groban, Ed Sheeran, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, George Gershwin and more at the Clermont Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday.
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                                                Journal Constitution

MLK Day projects and lunar eclipse watch: 16 things to do in metro ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, The Beach Boys are still enjoying their version of an "endless summer" and have earned their status as American music ...
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                                                Arizona

Flo Rida, The Commodores, Andy Grammer to headline 2019 ...

ABC15 Arizona
Kool & The Gang, John Michael Montgomery, and The Beach Boys headlined last year's festival. The festival started in 1988 as a way to celebrate Chandler's ...
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                                                Dickinson Press

Class B Boys Basketball Roundup: Bearcats on top of the region, Bucs ...

The Dickinson Press
Coming off a postseason appearance last season, the Beach boys basketball team entered the 2018-19 campaign with high expectations. Once the year got ...
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                                                American Online

Arcadia Theater's 'Dream Concert of the 60s'

Daily American Online
According to Jerry Ledney, the executive director of the Arcadia Theater, the well-known band will combine the music of the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the ...
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                                                Guardian

The Who: their UK singles ranked!

The Guardian
... in an attempt to milk debut album My Generation for all it was worth, La-La-La-Lies made clear the influence of Moon favourites the Beach Boys on the Who.
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                                                Daily Herald

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The Daily Herald
Surfin': The Beach Boys tribute band is performing at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Surfin' will play the Beach Boys' ...


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