Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the remarkable and legendary Beach Boys, one of the greatest and most musical stories ever told. The five member group recently completed That’s Why God Made the Radio, its 29th studio album, the first in decades to feature all the of band’s surviving original members. Their collaborative approach to writing and recording new music is evidenced, with each participating to create glorious harmonies, lyrics and arrangement – always at heart a musical family.
“This is more like a family reunion than anything,” says David Marks. “When we’re together, we five of us become a single element.”
Produced by Brian Wilson and Executive Producer Mike Love, That’s Why God Made The Radio’s eleven new songs once again bring fans everywhere the band’s timeless signature sound with songs like the gorgeous and uplifting title track, a classic-sounding tribute to the emotional and even spiritual power of the music.
From humble roots in Hawthorne, Cal., in 1961 The Beach Boys have become an international sensation. Their famous harmonies and classic songs continue to travel the world bringing “Good Vibrations” everywhere. Now the 5th Anniversary Tour – the Beach Boys first major outing with Brian Wilson in more than two decades – finds the group performing music from its earliest surf rock classis to masterpieces like “wouldn’t It Be Nice” and God Only Knows” from perhaps the most acclaimed album of all-time, Pet Sounds, to later hits from the Seventies and Eighties to new songs recently recorded. They acknowledge the enduing contributions of the late great Carl and Dennis Wilson, two fallen musical brothers who were such a meaningful part of this story.
For five decades, the Beach Boys – America’s first pop band to reach 50 –year milestone- has recorded and performed music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer. Originally comprised of three teenaged Wilson brothers: Brian, Carl and Dennis, their cousins Mike Love and school friend Al Jardine. In 1962, neighbor David Marks joined the group for their first wave of hits with Capital Records in July 1962. Bruce Johnston joined the band when Brian retired to focus on writing and producing for the group. The Beach Boys released first album, Surfin’ Safari 1962 and it stayed on the Billboard chart for 37 week, launching the young group to stardom. The Wilson/Love collaboration resulted in many huge international chart hits and they became America’s preeminent band of the 60’s.
They continue to held Billboard/Nielson SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singes and are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 charts hits. Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I 1988 and recipient of the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, the Beach Boys are a beloved American institution that remains iconic around the world.
As the record shows – “Good Vibrations” really are forever.
Beach Boys’ performance is sponsored by
The Outer Banks Hospital and Stan White Realty & Construction