August 4, 1991 |
April Keefer raises a hand to welcome the Beach Boys to Wildwood. About 15,000 people turned out yesterday for the band's first East Coast beach concert since 1983, when then-Interior Secretary James Watt kept the group from July Fourth festivities in D.C.
February 6, 1987 |
On the one hand, we have the Beach Boys with their chug-a-chug-a rhythms and high harmonies, feeling those "Good Vibrations," singing the praises of golden-skinned "California Girls" and knowing that "Surfin' " is more a state of mind than actually riding the Big Wave. And then there is Julio Iglesias, the smooth, tuxedoed romantic, singing his love songs in an assortment of languages, including, of course, that of his native Spain. Surely, there are good vibrations here, too, but mostly they are evident only in the eyes of adoring fans.
January 20, 1989 |
It's almost like those good old days that classic rock radio is trying so hard to make sure we remember: This week, Chicago and the Beach Boys perform at the Spectrum. Try to contain that enthusiastic outburst, and forget about the nostalgia angle: While both bands will dig deep into their reserves of old hits, both are experiencing success right now - the Beach Boys with "Kokomo" from the Cocktail soundtrack, and Chicago with the power ballad "Look Away. " How the mighty have fallen.
December 4, 1989 |
Help them, Rhonda. The Beach Boys have been rocked by bad vibrations since hearing that ABC began production last month on a TV movie about the '60s singing group. "It's not authorized, and we're not being paid," said the group's manager, Tom Hulett. "We don't want to help them get any publicity, and we are refusing to license (to them) any of the music we can control. " Executive producer Len Hill is in charge of adapting Steven Gains' 1984 nonfiction book, Heroes & Villains: The True Story of the Beach Boys.
January 5, 1988 |
What musical group is in the same class as Bing Crosby, Berry Gordy, Irving Berlin, Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, Benny Goodman, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Paul McCartney and Elvis Presley? It's the Beach Boys, picked yesterday as the first group to win the American Music Awards' Award of Merit in the 15-year history of the prize. Singer David Lee Roth will present the honorary award during a live telecast of the American Music Awards from Los Angeles Jan. 25. ARRESTS AT CONCERT Police in Buenos Aires announced yesterday that they had arrested 130 people at a Sunday night Tina Turner concert, most for intoxication or for trying to steal stereo equipment from cars parked around the soccer stadium where Turner performed.
December 15, 2006 |
Jim Noir writes bouncy ditties about the random stuff of everyday life: broken computers, childhood tree-climbing, the key of C. But this 24-year-old from Manchester, England, turns them into low-key celebrations when he layers them with vocal harmonies. They become compact homages to the Beach Boys. "I grew up with the Beatles, mainly. I never really got into the Beach Boys until quite late on," Noir says on the phone from Vancouver. "All I'd ever heard was the old, early surf stuff, and I wasn't really too into all that.
June 18, 2012 |
If the Dallas Cowboys are America's team, then the Beach Boys — who are marking 50 years of fun, fun, fun with a new album and a tour that brought them to the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Saturday — are America's band. Granted, they have been more or less a movable oldies jukebox for the last 30 years, at least, but that does not diminish the deathlessness of their songbook or erase the fact that they have provided the aspirational soundtrack for American life, the grand illusion of an eternal summer of sun, surf, hot rods, bikinis, and burger joints.
November 22, 1988 |
Next summer, the needy, abused and neglected children Sister Kathleen Reilly helps care for at St. Vincent's home will be going to the beach, thanks to the Beach Boys. Next weekend, David Heaton will have a whole new crew of volunteers at 18th Street Development Corp. to help him repair run-down homes in South Philadelphia. As soon as they can be instructed and organized, Philabundance's Pamela Rainey Lawler will have more than three dozen new recruits to help her pick up surplus food and deliver it to the hungry.
July 6, 1994 |
Just how long have the Beach Boys been around? So long that there's now a second generation of Beach Boys. The newest member of the group that's made a career out of preaching the gospel of Endless Summers is Matthew Jardine, the 27-year-old son of Al Jardine. The elder Jardine was among the founding members of the Beach Boys, along with Mike Love and the Wilson brothers, Brian, Carl and Dennis. They made their first major - pardon the expression - splash in 1961 when Brian wrote and produced a number called "Surfin'.
February 25, 2000 |
The Beach Boys epitomized everything that was squeaky-clean, youthful and refreshing about the post-war culture of Southern California. You know, that 1960s era of hot rods and surfin' safaris, of "fun-fun-fun" and "two girls for every boy. " 'Twas an idyllic lifestyle they'd celebrate worldwide with richly harmonic vocalizing and twangy boss guitar, with frisky refrains sharing the uplift and repetitiveness of a football cheerleading anthem....