Beach Boys Party at 50


Summer Days are here again. The beach boys are reuniting to celebrate their 50th year anniversary.

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Original members Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and Mike Love will be joined by early ’60s band members Bruce Johnston and David Marks. Founding members Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson passed away in 1983 and 1998 respectively.

The group announced their reunion last Friday saying that they are working on a new album and also plan a 50-date tour that will take them around the world.

“This anniversary is special to me because I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be onstage with them again,” Wilson said.

Wilson, 69, has played with the band sporadically since the mid-’60s until he had to stop performing full time due to anxiety.

Over the decades, the group survived change in members, animosity and lawsuits among band members who are also relatives. Nonetheless, the group has gotten back together over the years.

“Music has been the unifying and harmonizing fact of life in our family since childhood,” Love said. ”It has been a huge blessing that we have been able to share with the world.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer are popular for hits such as Surfin’ USA, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Good Vibrations and California Girls.

The band plans to appear at the Grammy award ceremonies in Los Angeles. According to Jardine “We will do something really exciting. There’s a lot of interest in it, which is nice. It’s going to be a very big operation.”

The tour will begin in April at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival while their untitled album is set for release later in 2012.

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