Andrew and I have diverse tastes in music from Cajun Zydecco to Classic, Beach Boys to Bruce Springstein, Streisand to Sinatra, Military Bands to Classical Film Scores - we enjoy music!
2015 - The Film
Quite a sensational cast - IMDB
2016 - Here come the Books!
Mike Love gets in first :
Image courtesy and © of Mike Love.com
"On April 30th 2016, Mike kicked off his 50 Years of Good Vibrations tour. The hit “Good Vibrations,” which is widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock and roll, celebrates its 50th anniversary on October 10 th of this year. In honor of this prolific time in the life of the Beach Boys, Mike will release his highly-anticipated memoir titled GOOD VIBRATIONS: My Life as a Beach Boy, on September 13th. The book will be published by Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA)."
Image courtesy and © of The NY Daily News
"Mike Love's new book “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy” recounts bandmate Dennis Wilson claiming to have witnessed Charles Manson commit murder."
Then in October Brian opens up his innermost self :
Image courtesy and © of Brian Wilson.com
"I Am Brian Wilson is the story of Brian Wilson's life, told by Brian Wilson. But he's not the same man who had a nervous breakdown on an airplane in 1964 or the one who ballooned to 300 pounds and couldn't get out of bed in the 1970s. This Brian Wilson is older, calmer, filled with perspective regarding his extraordinary accomplishments and forgiveness for the people who complicated those accomplishments, and his life. Wiser, more measured, though still possessed of the youthful spark that helped him rise to the top of the rock and roll world, Wilson relates his life with a level of emotional honesty that has eluded authors of scores of previous works on Brian and The Beach Boys: "Telling my story honestly means remembering things I sometimes prefer to forget. I would like people to get to know what I've gone through, and I hope that my story will give them strength."
Beach Boys 50 Year Reunion
I'm so not ashamed to admitting being absolutely thrilled that the Beach Boys are going to reunite and have their inaugural concert on my birthday in New Orelans 2012!!!
Posing during their rehearsals for the Grammy awards - l to r Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson (seated), Mike Love and David Marks
But first there was the 25 Year Reunion
From left to right - Bruce Johnston, Carl and Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and sitting in front, Al Jardine prior to the 25-year reunion concert which did not feature Dennis.
The link takes you to a web-site which more or less takes you through the whole television programme using screen dumps and narrative - not unlike the sort of thing I do myself on occasions - a real labour of love and I'm very glad I don't have to do it! The DVD does exist but it is very hard to source!
The DVD featuring the 1986 25-year Reunion of the Beach Boys - in addition to Brian, Bruce, Mike and Al, it is good to see a healthy Carl who, sadly, won't be participating in the 2012 50-year reunion.
Page refreshed : 7th September 2016