Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Who are the Beach Boys?

This is a local story, but it has a music angle. From Inland Empire News:

It is the 20th anniversary of the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous, and the official T-shirt will be unveiled on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at the historic California Theatre of Performing Arts beginning at 2:00 p.m. prior to the Beach Boys concert that begins at 3:05 p.m.

Now if you want to find out more about the Route 66 Rendezvous, go to

But I'm more curious about the band that will be playing on May 10. Who are they?

Remember that two of the Wilson brothers are now deceased, and last I knew Brian Wilson and even Al Jardine were no longer working with the band.

Time for an update.

Mike Love has licensed the Beach Boys' name for his tour, which also features fellow Beach Boy Bruce Johnston. Their backing performers (aka the "Beach Boys Band") include Randell Kirsch, John Cowsill, Tim Bonhomme, Christian Love, and Scott Totten.

And Al Jardine and Brian Wilson continue to tour on their own. The most intriguing configuration, however, is if you can get the Surf City Allstars in a performance that also features Jardine, David Marks (early member of the Beach Boys), AND Dean Torrence (as in "Jan &...").
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