Beach Boys Back Together After 50 Years
The Beach Boys have announced details of a one-off UK gig later this year. The legendary band will perform at London's Wembley Arena on Friday 28th September. The reformed group consisting of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston & David Marks kicked off their 37-date US reunion tour in April.
The original Beach Boys consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson along with their cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine. After signing with Capitol Records back in 1962, the Wilsons wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen top 40 hits including ‘Surfin' USA’, ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’, ‘I Get Around’, and ‘Good Vibrations’. The band reunited last year to celebrate their 50th anniversary and marked the occasion with an intimate set in Los Angeles, the first time they had performed together for 20 years.
Today (5th June) they release their 29th studio album ‘That's Why God Made the Radio’, their first record in five decades to include all the band's surviving original members, Dennis and Carl Wilson died in 1983 and 1998, respectively. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998 and gained a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2001.