Just before the last date of the Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour, word got out that singer and co-founder Mike Love had 'fired' members Al Jardine, David Marks and Brian Wilson. The truth is far less sinister, but no less frustrating for Beach Boys fans. In an open letter to the LA Times, Mike Love attempts to set the record straight.
The Beach Boys‘ are hot property. Somewhere between Brian Wilson getting healthy and the release of their latest CD.."That's Why God Made the Radio" The Beach Boys have reclaimed their status as one of the world's most popular bands. Younger fans (and there are millions of them) may not know much about all the trials and tribulations of the band, but they'll get a chance to learn about t
Everyone’s happy that the Beach Boys are back in action this summer, and Sony Music Japan want to mark the occasion by offering a brand new tribute collection. ‘Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Songbook’ is a set of 25 covers of Beach Boys classics performed by artists on the Sony family of labels.
Back in the summer of 1963, a band from Hawthorne, California consisting of three brothers, a cousin and a neighbor burst upon the scene with a new sound. Of course, that group became known all over the world as The Pendletones! Okay, not so much. Once they changed their name, they became known all over the world as The Beach Boys!
They sold a zillion records and some of the members became million
All the surviving Beach Boys, brought the crowd to their feet with a fantastic live performance of their 1966 #1 Hit "Good Vibrations". No report if the vibrations between long feuding Brian Wilson and Mike Love were good or bad...But once on stage the group really had the goods!
Joining Love and Wilson on stage were Beach Boy stalwarts Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston as well as David Mar