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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Front Row Center - The Beach Boys Doing It Again on: June 08, 2012, 07:02:37 PM
If you live in the NY area it is supposed to be on tomorrow night (Saturday) on WMHT channel 15 at 8PM according to the schedule  Smiley




2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Upcoming release: Carl Wilson -- Here and Now on: April 14, 2011, 07:21:26 PM
I pre-ordered mine about 2 months ago, looks like it's gonna be another great video. (#15)
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2003 BB Convention Reminiscence Thread on: March 28, 2011, 05:01:13 PM
Although I didn't get the chance to attend any of the conventions in San Diego I was was fortunate enough to have Rick Edgil send me a bunch of the  posters and flyers from the 1992 convention. I thought everyone would like to see them  Smiley





Lisa
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys \ on: November 07, 2010, 09:28:07 AM
1988-91 -

1/16/88   Hula Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Oahu, HI (75 minutes, audience)
5/20/88   Mesa Amphitheater, Gilbert, AZ (70 minutes, film) - This Whole World, Forever, Sail On Sailor, Wendy, and Hushabye are the "rarities".
6/5/88     King's Dominion, Richmond, VA (70 minutes, audience)
6/26/88   Yankee Stadium, New York, NY (70 minutes, audience video)
8/20/88   Walpac Inn, Walpac, NJ (90 minutes, audience)
8/21/88   Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna, VA (75 minutes, audience)
8/28/88   Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA (90 minutes, audience)
9/7/88     Hampton Bay, VA (60 minutes, audience video)
10/21/88   Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV (80 minutes, audience)
1/24/89   The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Chicago) (90 minutes, audience)
2/10/89   Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, CA (55 minutes, audience)
5/27/89   Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA (with Chicago) (90 minutes, audience and television) - Chicago's set also circulates. Parts of the gig were used in the Endless Summer TV show.
7/4/89   Yankee Stadium, New York, NY (90 minutes, audience)
7/14/89   Pine Knob, Clarkston, MI (with Chicago) (90 minutes, audience)
7/18/89   Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH (with Chicago) (90 minutes, audience)
7/29/89   Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA (with Chicago) (25 minutes, soundboard) - only the Beachago portion circulates. Chicago's set is also on the tape.
8/2/89   Davenport, IA (with Chicago) (90 minutes, audience)
9/8/89   Wembley Arena, London, England (95 minutes, audience)
9/10/89   The Point, Dublin, Ireland (80 minutes, audience)
10/8/89   USF Sundome, Tampa, FL (with Chicago) (90 minutes, audience) - Chicago's set also circulates.
10/10/89   Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY (with Chicago) (95 minutes, audience)
5/6/90   Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, CA (100 minutes, audience) - "Gotta catch a plane."
6/2/90   Molsen Park, Barrie, Ontario, Canada (90 minutes, audience)
6/6/90   Mud Island, Memphis, TN (75 minutes, audience)
7/4/90   Otis Air Force Base, Falmouth, MA (75 minutes, audience)
8/4/90   Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (90 minutes, audience)
8/7/90   Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (70 minutes, audience)
8/8/90   Star Lake Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA (70 minutes, audience)
8/21/90   Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Long Island, NY (75 minutes, audience)
8/?/90     Richmond or Norfolk, VA (70 minutes, audience)
9/28/90   Caesar’s Tahoe, Stateline, NV (70 minutes, audience)
10/7/90   Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia, Spain (90 minutes, audience)
4/7/91   Hardies, Myrtle Beach, SC (90 minutes, soundboard)
5/11/91   Riverfront Amphitheater, Little Rock, AR (75 minutes, audience)
6/19/91   King's Hall, Belfast, Ireland (90 minutes, audience)
6/24/91   Wembley Arena, London, England (90 minutes, audience)
6/25/91   Wembley Arena, London, England (90 minutes, audience)
6/27/91   Grugahalle, Essen, Germany (90 minutes, audience)
7/2/91   Nya Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden (85 minutes, audience)
7/6/91   VFB Waldstadion, Geissen, Germany (90 minutes, audience)
7/21/91   Yankee Stadium, New York, NY (80 minutes, two audience videos)
7/27/91   Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (85 minutes, audience)
8/21/91   Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY (90 minutes, audience)
9/20/91   Tulare County Fair, Tulare, CA (75 minutes, audience)
11/2/91   Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan (70 minutes, television)


This is a great thread, Andrew should really think about adding a section to his webpage for this. Smiley
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl Wilson's \ on: July 30, 2010, 08:39:08 PM
I got both of Carl's CD's in the 90's from a record store in Maryland along with a few assorted Bruce Johnston CD's including "Going Public". Yes they were being sold in the US but like Andrew stated they were all in fact JAPANESE CD's they even had the Obi strips and the booklets and the back of the CD's had Japanese writing on them  Smiley
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A claim that the Beach Boys are unpatriotic?! on: May 31, 2010, 09:41:55 PM
You decide!

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/beach-boys-flag.htm

Beach Boys American Flag Fiasco?-Fiction
 

Summary of the eRumor: 
A country radio station announcer's account of a back stage dispute over the American flag displayed at a Beach Boys concert at the Dutchess County Fair.
 
The Truth:   
The Beach Boys did perform at the Dutchess County (DC) Fair on August 24, 2008.   This rock and roll band began in the 1960's in Southern California and has been a staple for American music lovers for four decades.

WRWD radio announcer Tommy Lee Walker told TruthorFiction.com that he did send out this email.   

A representative of the Events & Corporate Affairs department that managed the fair event told TruthorFiction.com that an issue was raised and discussed over the telephone between DC FAIR management and production staff regarding an American flag that was hanging from the roof at the back of the stage.   The Beach Boys performance contract stipulated an approval for all backdrops on the stage and requested that the flag be removed.   The management pointed out a rider in the contract regarding the display of a 30'X20' US Flag for the song "Surfing USA" and that the flag on the stage was actually flown over the US Capitol in the District of Columbia and presented to the fair to honor all the veterans of Dutchess County.   Within 15 minutes the management was notified by phone that this flag would remain where it was placed.   After the performance when the set was dismantled the flag was moved to the front of the stage where it stayed for the rest of the week.

posted 09/11/08
 
 
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Beach Boys gone bad? Dutchess County Fair, NY. Aug. 2008.
I was truly disgusted when I found this out...and angered by the pomposity and unpatriotic gall of the Beach Boys who obviously can't be bothered with little things like the fans and the country and culture that made them what they are!! For those who don't know, the abbrieviations used below are DC Fair meaning our Dutchess County Fair (only the 2nd largest agricultural show in NY State) and CC which stands for Clear Channel Communications which owns the radio station for which Tommy works for. The following is as posted by DJ Tommy Lee Walker of Country 107.
3 WRWD Poughkeepsie, NY (a mainstay at the DC Fair on Livestock Hill):

They wouldnt let me bring this to the airwaves, but here ya go:

So Last Wednesday night the Beach Boys played the DC Fair, The backdrop behind them on stage (for all shows) was a real big american flag, donated to the fair, It once flew over the capitol building. The Beach BOYS refused to share the stage w the flag and refused to play until the flag was taken down. Thankfully the manager there said screw you, the flag stays, and if you wanna, pack your merda up now and get the hell outa here, we aint takin that flag down. Management then told them they'd have every major news outlet there when they left to explain why they were not doing the show, and see how many other venues would drop them. - In the end, the Beach Boys made them remove the flag from the backdrop and The fair had to hang it on the top in FRONT of the stage.

The band was rude and bitched about it backstage all night, when they were leaving the bus driver insisted a police escort so they "Could Get The Hell Out Of This ShitHole" (Yes, Thats a Quote)

Once again, the disrespect shown by these guys was unbelievable, CC made me promise not to bring this up to the masses on the FM, but I had to set the story straight, so this is where I'll start. The reasoning behind not going public on the air was that most people would be pissed that management even moved the flag in the 1st place, so they met in the middle, so the show would go on, and not make the fans suffer a no-show, OMG if the fans only knew what was happening...

There, now you have the REST OF THE STORY

See Ya On The Radio
 


I am confused. So the Beach Boys DID request the flag to be removed? But 15 minutes later said the flag could stay where it was?

I'm confused too who exactly did that  WRWD DJ see on the 24th The Beach Boys  didn't play on the 24th, they played on the 20th. I know because I still have my ticket stubs and the fair flyer HAHA

7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A claim that the Beach Boys are unpatriotic?! on: May 29, 2010, 11:49:34 AM
I received this message on a youtube video. This guy say he hates the BB because:

"i live in poughkeepsie ny they were billed to play at a local festival but refused to go on stage until the american flag was removed f*** the beach boys they blow chunky stew tomatoes"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDi_2K_GGXk

Is there any truth to this? I think its very hard to believe.



I was at the show at the Dutchess County Fair in 2008 and the show started on time and there wasn't any mention of any flag being taken down........the guy is full of it !!

8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Ocean Grove NJ setlist on: October 15, 2009, 01:15:04 PM
?? is right...what's up with that.

Anyway, Lisa can you confirm whether Disney Girls, Summer Means Fun, and Don't Back Down were *not* performed?  I'd like to add this setlist to the archive on the next update...(yeah, I know it's been a while...but I will get to it! haha)


Eric unfortunately I didn't go to the Ocean Grove show and that's why I wondered what the setlist was like and asked if someone would please post it. I'm sure Scott could tell you for sure one way or the other.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rockaway Records on: September 24, 2009, 11:46:33 AM
This might belong under General Music, as the only real connection here is a signed poster of Brian in one of the photos.  However, I think anyone who collects The Beach Boys is aware of Rockaway:

L.A. independent record shop is still in a groove

Collectibles and used CDs enable Rockaway Records in Silver Lake to survive while many like it have closed.

By Randy Lewis

September 24, 2009


Don't tell brothers Wayne and Gary Johnson the CD business is dead or that the brick-and-mortar record store has gone the way of the five-and-dime.

Or go ahead. Tell them. They'll just smile. That's because they run Rockaway Records in Silver Lake, one of the longest-surviving independent record stores in Los Angeles. It has successfully been trading since 1979 in various forms of music technology pronounced dead or dying in most other corners of the ailing music industry.

"I feel more confident than ever," Wayne Johnson said during an interview in the back office lined with memorabilia that reflects his lifelong love of the Beach Boys and their music.

As the bottom fell out from under the retail music business, the Johnson siblings witnessed the demise of Rhino, Aron's and other local independent record stores as well as onetime behemoths such as Tower Records and Virgin Megastores.

About 3,650 stores that sell music have closed nationwide in the six years since the Studio City-based Almighty Institute of Music Retail marketing research firm began collecting data. During that period, about 2,000 new stores have opened, but 70% of those have been big-box stores such as Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy or chains including Borders and Barnes & Noble. That leaves about 600 free-standing music retailers.

Rockaway has sidestepped that fate with a combination store and online business where customers can find music as cheap as 99 cents or spend thousands for coveted pop music collectibles such as a copy of the Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," signed in 1964 by all four band members and on display in a glass case. Cost: $28,500.

The Johnsons have survived, they say, thanks to a simple philosophy. "You have to know what you're doing," Wayne said. "You can't wing it anymore. It used to be easy to buy collections and turn them around and sell them for more than what you paid. But now, there are so many avenues -- people can go on Amazon or EBay and find out what stuff is worth. Now you really have to know the market."

Rockaway's calling card is collectibles, the same thing the Johnsons started out selling in the '70s out of the basement of the house they shared in Brea. Back then, they could pick up items in thrift stores or yard sales for 25 or 50 cents each and then sell them for $5 to $10 apiece to collectors around the country -- or the world, for that matter. (Last year it sold some acetates of unreleased Frank Zappa music to a collector in Andorra for $12,000.)

But, to the delight of sellers, Wayne said, "we pay as much as we can." They bought a collection of 100,000 albums from a collector in Hollywood several years ago for $600,000, their biggest purchase. "There are some collections I've seen that I'd be willing to pay $1 million for."

Their thinking since the early days: Word would spread among collectors that they pay fairly. It seems to work: Wayne said five or six local collectors approached Rockaway after hearing about the $600,000 outlay. Rockaway finances big-ticket purchases either through the seller or with help from a bank, Wayne said.

Several years ago Rockaway stopped selling new CDs when Best Buy, Wal-Mart and other major merchants began selling them for $9.99 or cheaper. That's $2 to $3 less than independents such as Rockaway could buy them for wholesale. But the Johnsons have kept Rockaway afloat by taking in used CDs, LPs, 45s and DVDs -- items that don't reach the "collectible" threshold but still create enough profit to make them worth stocking.

"A few years ago I was thinking the used-CD business would just go away," Wayne said. "But that has kind of changed, and the CD business has gone way up. A lot of that is because of what has happened to the competition. So many stores went under; there are not many places to buy used CDs."

Another such place is Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Amoeba, which opened in 2001, at first dealt a blow to Rockaway because of its massive size. But Rockaway recovered and in some cases has even benefited from the misfortune of other independent stores that went out of business and had inventory to unload.

For example, the Johnsons paid $150,000 for the entire inventory of 75,000 CDs from a store in Clear Lake, Iowa, that went under. "That kept our CD bins stocked for a long time," Wayne said.

Independent music retailers such as Rockaway and the mammoth Amoeba account for only 7% of all album sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, compared with about 14% in 2001. Nontraditional outlets such as Amazon, iTunes and Starbucks, which represented just 3% of the market in 2001, now account for 29% of sales. Chains such as Best Buy, together with Wal-Mart, Target and other mass merchandisers, capture 65% of album sales today, although that's down from the 82% they commanded eight years ago.

"Even in this economy, we're still doing pretty well," Wayne says. Rockaway has logged annual sales in the low-seven figures in recent years, and Wayne said they planned to add 1,200 square feet to the 3,500-square-foot store.

The store carries about 75,000 CDs, 20,000 LPs, 20,000 45s, 10,000 DVDs and thousands of vintage magazines, books, posters and memorabilia, an inventory that Wayne said is worth at least $1 million. On Sunday Rockaway will hold a 30th anniversary parking lot sale with 30,000 CDs on sale for 99 cents each.

In the last four years, he said, sales have turned around and have been growing steadily again, despite the industry's overall double-digit annual drop in music sales.

Trafficking heavily in albums benefits Rockaway in the iTunes age that favors singles, Wayne said.

Additionally, the Johnsons don't have to worry about downloadable versions of offbeat items Rockaway sells, such as Frank Zappa's hand-written score for his "Low Budget Symphony" ($5,000), alenticular3D rendering of a Cream album cover that was a record store display piece created in the 1990s ($1,500) or a Michael Jackson "Thriller" display piece. That one had been listed for $700 to $800 before his death in June, jumped to $3,500 shortly after and is now priced at $2,200.

That reflects the ever-shifting collectibles market.

"People like to think that every year their collectibles will go up in value, but look at prices for houses, look what's happened to the stock market," Wayne said. "Why should collectibles be any different?" And at the top?

"The Beatles are the blue-chip stock in [pop music] collectibles," Wayne said. "It doesn't get any better."

Rockaway has a copy of the much-sought-after original cover for the group's 1965 "Yesterday and Today" album -- signed by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- in its display case with a $12,000 price tag.

"If I had the fourth signature, I'd add another zero to the price and it'd be gone like that," Wayne said, snapping his fingers.

randy.lewis@latimes.com


http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-rockaway24-pictures,0,2716048.photogallery

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-ct-rockaway24-2009sep24,0,2156924.story





Rockaway has some really nice stuff but a lot of it is priced way out of reach for most people.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Ocean Grove NJ setlist on: September 02, 2009, 11:44:00 AM
Who sang Forever? Was John Stamos or David Marks there?

Forever was sung by John Stamos. Here's the clip from Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKILgaWohEg
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Ocean Grove NJ setlist on: August 31, 2009, 08:36:21 AM
OCEAN PARK 22AUG09
SAFARI
CATCH
ITS OK
HAWAII
HONDA
DO IT
SURF CITY
SURFER GIRL
DARLIN
SO YOUNG
GETCHA BACK
GOOD TO MY
ROCK ROLL

STILL CRUISIN
BETSY
DON’T WORRY
DEUCE COUPE
409
OLD LADY
SHUT DOWN
GET AROUND

INTERMISSION

CAL GIRLS
KISSED HER
GROW UP
FOOLS
DANCE DANCE
WANNA DANCE

BE TRUE
DISNEY
HEARTS
COOL HEAD
FOREVER
GOD
VIBES
SAILOR
KOKOMO
SLOOP
NICE
RHONDA
BARBARA ANN
USA
___________
SUMMER BLUES
FUN FUN FUN





Thanks Scott  Smiley
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Beach Boys Ocean Grove NJ setlist on: August 30, 2009, 03:41:02 PM
Did anyone by any chance write down the setlist for the Ocean Grove NJ show on 8/22 ? If so would you be kind enough to post it please. Thanks Smiley

Lisa
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce 2009 photo on: August 25, 2009, 05:34:10 PM
Count me in as another Wheeler board guy -- I think I was calling myself Clay back then, too. Rob and I bonded back in the Imagination days.

I was on the wheeler board too way back when Smiley
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce 2009 photo on: August 22, 2009, 10:45:58 PM
Now, let's blast Bruce. What a prick!

I thought the reason the new band photo took so long was that there was some question about how long Bruce was going to continue touring, as in he was going to be being fired.  I guess he and Mike must have worked out their differences after all.

Hmm that's interesting news SurfDude147 but don't you think Mike would be up the creek if he fired Bruce ?  It's kinda hard to have "The Beach Boys" with just one person, at this point Bruce is the only one keeping things The Beach Boys given that there are no more original members besides Mike and Bruce left in the group thanks to Mike and his habit of firing people.

 If Bruce was to be fired all that would be left  is Mike Love and his (insert your own name here) band and let's face it how many people are gonna wanna just see Mike Love ?
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boy kitten on: July 14, 2009, 07:00:56 PM
one of my cats was named Bruce after Bruce Johnston Smiley
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: John Stamos: Love Him or Hate Him? on: June 23, 2009, 07:52:51 PM
I met John Stamos awhile back when I was backstage at one of the Beach Boys shows and he was a really nice guy, he made you feel like you had been his friend forever and he just sat there and talked about a bunch of different things while also eating his dinner at the same time.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: value of beach boy records..... on: June 07, 2009, 12:06:05 PM
Steve try this link it's for Barnes & Noble you should find what you need Smiley


http://books.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?WRD=record+collector+price+guide&r=1&box=record%20collector%20price%20guide&pos=-1
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My POB/Bambu deluxe CD on: June 17, 2008, 06:14:29 PM
I'd love to see that happen too.


now if only the 2 carl wilsons solo albums will get the same treatment with some bonus tracks any word on that?
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson podcast - Episode One on: May 26, 2008, 05:28:04 PM
Actually the podcast is not complete when i first heard it it had the carol bloom interview but now for some it gets cut off just before it's missing like 2 mins.
here's the url for the complete podcast

http://kiptronic.sonybmgmedia.com/production/HTTP/legacy.denniswilson.pob.ep1.mp3
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Advance Beach Boys Tickets Rhinebeck NY on: May 23, 2008, 03:24:47 PM
By the looks of it who ever is just using whatever photo they can find because when you go to the fair website to order the tickets there is the 2001 photo up then when you print the tickets that page has the circa 83 photo
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Advance Beach Boys Tickets Rhinebeck NY on: May 23, 2008, 09:45:54 AM
"Beach Boys" tickets?? Don't think they're together anymore-Carl and Dennis passed on, Al was fired, and Brian quit the group years ago. You must be thinking of some sort of tribute type band.  Wink

Well thats what it says on the tickets..........HAHA you should see the photo they used to go with it, it's circa 83 with all 6 members, talk about mis advertisement.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Advance Beach Boys Tickets Rhinebeck NY on: May 22, 2008, 03:10:12 PM
Anyone who would like to get advance track seating tickets for the Beach Boys at the Dutchess County fair in Rhinebeck NY on August 20th 2008 click on the link below

If you get them now you save $5.00


http://www.dutchessfair.com/performances.html
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Wendy Wilson On This Weeks Episode Of Supernanny on: February 18, 2008, 03:04:01 PM
Wilson-Knutson Family
Wed Feb 20 9/8c
Supernanny helps her first celebrity family when Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips reaches out for help in managing her four boys -- including newborn twins.

http://abc.go.com/primetime/supernanny/index?pn=index
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Beach Boys In Concert On Fourth on: February 10, 2008, 11:22:06 AM
Beach Boys In Concert On Fourth
Friday, February 8, 2008
The Record Online Edition
NorthJersey.com

The Beach Boys, who made history in 1983 when they drew more than
300,000 to a free July 4 concert on the Atlantic City beach, will
celebrate the 25th anniversary of that event with another beach show
this July 4.

Colony Capital, which owns Resorts Atlantic City and the Atlantic City
Hilton, has confirmed an agreement with the legendary band to perform
in front of one of the two properties.

The company wouldn't say which casino would host the concert.

"The concert will be part of a large-scale Fourth of July
celebration," company spokesman Brian Cahill said. "We look forward to
working with the city of Atlantic City to create a truly memorable event."

The concert would likely be free, although some reserved seats near
the stage may be sold, Cahill said, adding more details would be
released later.

Political overtones

The 1983 show was a hastily arranged booking with political overtones.
The Beach Boys had been scheduled to perform a free Fourth of July
concert on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where they had
performed the three previous years.

But several weeks before the show, then-U.S. Interior Secretary James
G. Watt abruptly canceled the gig. He said the band attracted an
"undesirable element," referring to some fans who smoked pot during
the shows. Entertainer Wayne Newton was booked to perform instead.

Keyboardist and singer Bruce Johnston, who joined the Beach Boys in
1965 as a replacement for guitarist Glen Campbell, said the band's
banishment from the nation's capital was a case of "guilt by association."

"[Watt] said rock-and-roll [musicians] were undesirables who attracted
the wrong crowd," Johnston, 65, recalled with a laugh during a 2007
interview.

But he said the band wasn't laughing in 1983 when the ax suddenly fell
on their Fourth of July gig.

"He fired us from a free show," the musician recalled.

Caesars Atlantic City quickly stepped in and signed the band. "We were
surprised when [Caesars] offered to host the show. We thought we were
damaged goods," Johnston said.

Within a couple of weeks, the casino arranged to construct a massive
stage on the beach on the east side of the former Million Dollar Pier,
which was then known as the Ocean One shopping mall and is now The
Pier at Caesars.

On July 4, an armada of private and charter boats dropped anchor just
beyond the surf line and more than 300,000 people crammed every inch
of sand between Arkansas and Tennessee avenues to watch the Beach
Boys. The show attracted worldwide media coverage.

'Sea of people'

Johnston remembered looking out from the stage – said to have been
constructed with boards used during the 1969 Woodstock music festival
– and seeing "just a sea of people" and the running lights from boats
anchored offshore.

"I didn't think they could fit that many people on the beach," added
Johnston, who's been surfing the beaches of Atlantic City and nearby
Brigantine since the band first began performing in Atlantic City in
the mid-1960s.

The show was also significant because it marked the last July 4
concert the Beach Boys played with its original lineup (minus Brian
Wilson, who hasn't toured with the band since 1965). In December 1983,
drummer Dennis Wilson drowned in a California marina.

This summer's concert will feature only one original Beach Boy – lead
singer Mike Love. Founding member Al Jardine left the band in the
mid-1990s following a dispute with Love, and guitarist Carl Wilson
died in 1998.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: My complete hardrive photo archive on: December 30, 2007, 10:57:16 PM
Banana OMG! I just got the photos. And in the 80s folder is the pictures of me with Carl , with Dennis, with Bruce, and with Mike. WOW! Makes me feel like I am part of a Beach Boys collection. THANKS. My pics are the ones with the frames around them. Yes, I know I look funny, but hey, it was the 80s.


I just downloaded the photos and I found a few photos of mine in there too.  Grin

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