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UNITED STATES 24 Apr 2012 Beach Boys begin 50th anniversary comeback tour
The venerable Beach Boys of mid-1960s fame plan an extensive world tour that starts in the United States and ends in Belgium o

April 24, 2012 - NULL

UNITED STATES 24 Apr 2012 Beach Boys begin 50th anniversary comeback tour
The venerable Beach Boys of mid-1960s fame plan an extensive world tour that starts in the United States and ends in Belgium on Aug 7. The band's close-harmony lyrics, described in Rolling Stone Magazine as "teenage symphonies to God" and as one of the most innovative bands ever, reflected the Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars and romance. The tour marks the group's 50th year as a band and will include past member Brian Wilson, who has not performed with the group in 46 years

UNITED STATES 24 Apr 2012 Beach Boys begin 50th anniversary comeback tour
The venerable Beach Boys of mid-1960s fame plan an extensive world tour that starts in the United States and ends in Belgium on Aug 7. The band's close-harmony lyrics, described in Rolling Stone Magazine as "teenage symphonies to God" and as one of the most innovative bands ever, reflected the Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars and romance. The tour marks the group's 50th year as a band and will include past member Brian Wilson, who has not performed with the group in 46 years.

In order to plan the comeback, the band had to set aside legal-wrangling since the 1980s over royalties, songwriting credits, and use of the band's name.

Brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike and friend Al Jardine founded the band. Dennis and Carl Wilson have since passed away.

The Beach Boys performed their first concert together in more than two decades at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February. For the tour, the surviving Wilson will join Love and Jardine, along with touring members Bruce Johnston and David Marks.

The Beach Boys have recorded more than 20 studio albums and are responsible for classic hit songs such as "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Help Me, Rhonda," "Little Deuce Coupe," and "Wouldn't It Be Nice?" Rolling Stone magazine listed the band at number 12 on their 2004 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time," the highest ranking for an American rock band. The three Wilsons, Love and Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. (WRITTEN FEB 2012)

RELATED READING:

Beach Boys bio (Rolling Stone)
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/the-beach-boys

Beach Boys web site
http://www.thebeachboys.com/main.aspx

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Date written/update: 2012-04-24