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Beach Boys Set to Reunite for 50th Anniversary…


Las Vegas Sun:
The Beach Boys are gearing up for next year’s 50th anniversary, and Mike Love told me that his cousin, founder and longtime member Brian Wilson, is reuniting with them for celebration concerts. Tonight, they host a one-night-only poolside concert at The Venetian to play their chart-topping hits that have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and racked up 32 platinum and gold albums.

“It’s very difficult to pick a real favorite,” laughed Mike when I talked with him before he flew here. “I’m proudest of all, though, with ‘Good Vibrations.’ I think it really says what we are all about. We must have played it somewhere over 7,500 times over the years. … If I had a nickel for every … fortunately, I do”…

Spinner:

The surviving Beach Boys last appeared publicly in 2006 for a press conference marking 40 years since ‘Pet Sounds’. Of the original members, Carl Wilson died of cancer in 1998 and Dennis Wilson drowned in 1983.

Love, who once described ‘Smile’ as a “whole album of Brian’s madness,” also spoke about the current incarnation of the Beach Boys, saying, “We’re still out there doing 150 shows a year, and the sound has reached all the way around the globe…