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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys - early radio broadcasts on: June 07, 2019, 04:15:47 PM
I do. My first concert ever (16). Easily impressed but they were probably pretty bad, as was most of the tour. As mentioned, it was filmed and played once. QE 2 stadium which was destroyed in the Christchurch earthquake of 2011, and now demolished.
A few years back a poster here did say a friend of his went partying with Dennis after the show but could provide no details. I do remember a story in the main paper as it was a pretty big deal for a city of 300k. I think it was a sell-out of about 10k.

This audio is from the show apparently.

https://youtu.be/BgXCpFCaQGs





I may have been the poster you refer to. My friend, then aged in his late teens, spent time with Dennis although his encounter could not be described as partying. We both attended the show in Auckland but foolishly I declined his invitation to join him in Christchurch where he met Dennis and Brian and perhaps others. Photos were published in a short lived NZ fanzine he produced around the same time. I no longer have copies.

The BBs arrived in Auckland from LA and traveled onto Christchurch. Their arrival and an interview with Dennis was screened that evening on our main TV news. That’s how much of a big deal they were in NZ then. They flew back to Auckland the following day for the show. I went out to the airport and only got to see them boarding their bus. I later saw Carl in a limo at what appeared to be a one man soundcheck. He smiled and waved at me but what I recall was how pale he looked. Brian was also interviewed by Rip It Up magazine. The interviewer much later told me it was one of saddest and strangest interviews he'd ever done.

As for the Christchurch film. I wrote to TVNZ in 1980 with a view to obtaining a copy for showing at a NZ fan convention. I received a courteous reply declining my request on the basis that the rights were held by BRI or something like that. Ironically about 100 metres from where we held the fan convention Mike Love would spend several days more than 20 years later and my friend referred to above would chauffeur Brian and Jeff around Wellington after being asked to by Jeff rather than wait for their organised transport.


2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hypothetical holy-grail BB finds (other than media) and their potential value on: June 27, 2016, 01:25:00 PM
I wonder if any famous BB clothing/outfits have at some point been discarded and/or donated, and wound up in a Salvation Army or Goodwill somewhere? Maybe these items are sitting in some non-BB fan's closet right now, or in a landfill?

I wonder where are the current whereabouts of Carl's 1980 Knebworth jacket? Mike's late '60s robes? Denny's Fleetwood Mac t-shirt? David Marks' embarrassingly-oversized suit jacket from the 1962 Bel Air Bay Club gig?

I have Mike's green jacket from the infamous 1978 Australasian tour.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: April 02, 2016, 09:02:57 PM
An interview from New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin book about The Beach Boys? on: March 28, 2016, 09:18:35 PM
Smiley Smiley I thought I would share with all of you... a letter Stan wrote to a friend who then purposely forwarded it to Stephen... who's ears it was meant for!  Remember... even after Stephen gave Stan the $52,000 dollar a year job, working for Brian as a bodyguard-handler, after he was a "BUST" in the NBA... and insisted on investing those monies Stan was payed.  Earning Stan over $750,000 dollars... this is what Stan wrote about his Brother Stephen!  The brother Stan calls "Coconut!"  Coconut is very "dead" to me.  He is the most f***ed up guy I have ever come across and I don't consider him a brother or family member.  He is a loser bum, a waste of life.  I WISH HE WOULD HAVE DIED INSTEAD OF MY SISTER STEPHANIE!  He is not worth the air we breath.  There is so much hatred in his thoughts and actions.  I choose not to be around people that live in the past and are filled with hate!  I do not hate, just choose not to have people in my life that do.  The same goes for RP.  I don't want Coconut or RP to follow my son Keven in his basketball career.  He would not like them or ever want them in his life.  Quite frankly, my kids don't care about Coconut. He is gone forever in my mind, the embezzler, convicted felon, that hates women and family. He is a total loser, bum, scammer.  Coconut and RP do not exist in my thoughts or present life, as I choose to live in the here and now, except when i am forced to recall sh*t in defense of my family.  Also, tell the bum Coconut to quit following KL and referring to him as family. KL would NOT like Coconut as a human being and all the negativity and hatred he carries in his heart, as Kl chooses to surround himself with goodness and success and those who look to inspire others, not bring them down! Smiley Smiley

Some things shouldn't be in the public domain. Posting this does no one any credit.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: March 27, 2016, 02:00:40 AM
Snap. Corrected, as above.

Audience taken by surprise don't you think? Wink

I was downstairs and heck yes, the collective gasps all around me when Matt started DWB were quite staggering. I heard Matt several times in the late 80's and early 90's and I don't think he's lost anything.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is Steve Love A Credible Source? on: March 27, 2016, 12:43:42 AM
From a strictly neutral perspective and to answer the OP's question "Is Steve Love a credible source?" I'll throw in my 10 cents worth.

SL would likely come across as a reasonably credible witness who would present well but given his bias against Mike his evidence (testimony in the US) would be easy to challenge and to cast doubt over its veracity. Then you add equally or more credible or compelling evidence from others on the opposing side and it's likely nothing much would turn on whatever he testified.

From a very casual glance at the thread I get the idea SL made himself and his evidence available to Brian's lawyers. Perhaps there's good reason why they decided not to use it and therefore whatever the evidence is, it is nowhere near as important or as useful in a legal context as some might think.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: March 27, 2016, 12:16:47 AM
Another, somewhat less informed, review.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11612499

While Funky Pretty has never done much for me and last night did nothing to change my mind, Wild Honey was an absolute highlight and Sail On Sailor wasn't far behind. The early 20s hipster in front of me audibly gasped when he heard the first note and had to wipe some tears away.

A few observations. I have seen Brian 6 or 7 times solo and around 10 times with the Beach Boys and I have never seen him so relaxed and dare I say, so happy.

There were lots of teens and 20 something's and they were right into it. Very knowledgeable and respectful too.

The merchandise stall had queues before, during and at least 30 minutes after the show. I wanted a Help Me Rhonda shirt but couldn't be bothered standing in line for so long.

From where I was the theatre appeared full (2300 plus) and ticket prices were the equivalent of around $135 US. They say the UK audiences are hip, well I reckon NZ and Australian audiences are too.

Don't Worry Baby was simply breath taking.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: March 26, 2016, 09:10:13 PM
Civic Theatre review

http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concert-reviews/brian-wilson-civic-theatre-march-26-2016/
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: March 24, 2016, 01:23:42 AM
The 'preventative' addition of Billy Hinsche and Garry Griffin also points to that.

I believe Billy is not part of the first leg of the tour. I wish he was.

Less than 48 hours to go.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Where would The Beach Boys be if they never became The Beach Boys? on: January 03, 2016, 10:32:17 PM
Given Mike's work ethic he would likely have been very successful in any number of endeavours. Perhaps real estate/property.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin book about The Beach Boys? on: December 13, 2015, 07:52:56 PM
That's how I've always heard it, from back at the time (mid-90s).

Me too.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin book about The Beach Boys? on: December 13, 2015, 11:27:59 AM
"And as for the lawsuit Mike brought against Brian claiming he was deserving of 50% of the royalties from the songs, I know there were shenanigans that took place in that trial that hopefully will see the light of day in the future. I gave Brian all the ammunition he would need to undo the wrong done him when I was deposed at length in AUG 2006 in connection with the Jardine-Love case. I feel that Brian was royally screwed by Mike and his highly effective lawyers. They really snowed that gullible jury. What a travesty that whole thing was. I believe it is one of the biggest injustices ever to occur in the history of pop music!"                                            - Steve Love from an online blog. I wonder what he meant by all of that?

Perhaps Steve Love overstated the weight of his deposition.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin book about The Beach Boys? on: December 10, 2015, 09:59:41 PM
Rocky please share some of the things we will get to read about!

Do you still "see" Marilyn once in a while? heh  Grin

Despicable post.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Holy… NOTE: THERE'S NO FIRE WITHOUT SMOKE (… got in my eyes…) on: November 27, 2015, 12:52:03 PM
I made a promise when I obtained this Beach Boys acetate that I would not tell people the source but will give that information to the buyer.
I can tell you it was from someone in the industry.[/color]

You have to admire someone keeping that sort of promise for longer than 50 years. On the other hand ...
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Holy… on: November 26, 2015, 11:48:20 PM
Alarm bells? Thanks to you guys I can now see the locomotive lights. Puts my money back in pocket and walks away.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Chances of a Beachago tour? on: November 25, 2015, 06:22:00 PM
Not a tour per se but I saw both bands on the same bill in 2004 and witnessed quite a bit of good natured interaction between band and principal members.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: November 24, 2015, 11:15:38 AM
Mike sang lead on Help Me Rhonda last night too. John Cowsill on Cottonfields and Sail on Sailor.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Interesting Ebay find on: September 08, 2015, 10:53:13 AM
On its way to me. I'm seeing Mike in a few months so I'll be sure to show the jacket to him. It should fit one of my sons so I cannot wait to see Mike's reaction when he sees it being worn.
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Looking forward to the report Smiley

(… partly because I'm not sure how I'd react if approached by someone who dressed his lad in my cast-offs! LOL )

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In person I have always found Mike to have a great sense of humour and I'm picking he'll be pretty relaxed by the time he makes it here. Tell you what, I'll try and get a photo of the two of them together.

Besides it's a cool memento from the '78 tour to go with a few other bits and pieces I have.  A very good friend of mine, and still a hard core fan, spent quite a bit of time with Dennis in Christchurch.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Interesting Ebay find on: September 08, 2015, 01:35:36 AM
Hmm, this could be worth some serious cash if there was a photo of Mike wearing this exact jacket...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-GENUINE-BEACH-BOYS-JACKET-WORN-BY-MIKE-LOVE-DURING-1964-TOUR-OF-AUSTRALIA-/111758746320?hash=item1a055722d0

On its way to me. I'm seeing Mike in a few months so I'll be sure to show the jacket to him. It should fit one of my sons so I cannot wait to see Mike's reaction when he sees it being worn.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Interesting Ebay find on: September 07, 2015, 02:03:35 AM
Low ( relative to original cost) minimum for this GREAT book of BBS 45/EP/sleeves: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/This-Whole-World-The-Complete-BEACH-BOYS-Single-EP-Cover-Collection-Book-/361379051071   

The book, while highly recommended, should be accompanied by a warning that its purchase is potentially bad for one's financial wellbeing. 
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Interesting Ebay find on: September 01, 2015, 12:58:44 AM
In the photos at least it looks too small for Mike Love.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys related names, streets, buildings in your town on: July 11, 2015, 02:24:22 PM
We have a Wilson Street that runs parallel to Johnston Street. My guilty secret though is naming an upmarket street Kokomo Key.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy - News and Reviews - First clip is out. on: June 26, 2015, 01:19:32 AM
A review from New Zealand where it opened yesterday.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11471751
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: June 09, 2015, 01:07:02 AM
Looks like New Zealand too. Five minutes drive from home in fact.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 90 mins. with The Beach Boys - Dennis Wilson commentary on: January 30, 2015, 03:43:04 PM
Pretty sure it's from 1977 and perhaps broadcast a little later outside the US. It's vaguely familiar and if I have heard before it's on one of a bunch of cassette tapes I received from an infrequent poster here in 1979 or 1980.

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