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« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2006, 11:19:28 AM »

take pics Jon!!! 3D
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« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2006, 12:19:23 PM »

take pics Jon!!! 3D

And tell those guys that the hell has just frozen over...
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« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2006, 12:34:12 PM »

Can you tell us a little more about this Long Promised Road session, Jon?  What circumstances led to Dave being there.  Or, I can just wait for the book.  What a glorious day it will be on the day of that book's release.

Well the whole period is documented in the book...but the short version of the story is...months earlier Mike had invited David to re-join the band...and attending this session was part of that process. Of course we know Dave didn't re-join the band in '71, the story of why and how it all went down is in the book.

And yeah I'll definitely take some photos tomorrow. It should be fun.
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« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2006, 01:19:17 PM »

Wow, great info Jon. Thanks!
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« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2006, 03:46:57 PM »


Does anyone know if Al, Brian, Bruce, David, and Mike have been in the same room at the same time?

Andy...that's a great question.

The answer is yes...but the period will probably surprise most people. All those guys were together at Brian's house during vocal sessions for "Long Promised Road" in '71. Other than that I think one was usually missing from the puzzle. The other occasion I can think of as a possibility was John Stamos' wedding in '99...I know Brian, Mike, Bruce and Dave were there...not sure about Al. Carrie Marks can answer this question definitively.  Bottom line...its only been a few times if its more than one.

Jon, I'm pretty sure Al was at that Stamos wedding. I recall hearing that he was there. I recall reading some sordid story on the internet, and I have no idea if this part is true, that Mike Love was sitting at Stamos' table while Al was stuck somewhere in the back of the room. I have no idea if it's true or not, and I would imagine even it's true in the slightest, it has probably been exaggerated.  What wouldn't suprise me the slightest is that even if all those guys were at that wedding, they may not have all ever actually stood together or all talked to every other member.

Looking forward to seeing some pics from the Capitol event. Try to take note of how they all interact (which will probably be the only interesting thing to watch apart from what I would imagine would be obligatory speeches about Al's mom loaning them money, Brian liking the Four Freshman, etc.). I'm interested to see how Al and Mike interact, and how close Brian is kept to any of them (perhaps the fact that Brian warmed up to David and Al to some degree at the Hawthorne event will show Brian's handlers that he can handle being in the same room with these guys). I recall seeing pics of the grammy luncheon that Mike, Bruce, Al and some of Dennis' and Carl's family attended, and the group pic had Mike at one end and Al at the other end!

Can somebody get an audio recording or a camcorder or something into this Capitol event? On the one hand, this could be the beginning of some ill-fated "Stars and Stripes Vol. 2" reunion. But on the other hand, this could well be the last time all of these guys are together. Even if they do some sort of reunion thing, I would think it would be questionable as to whether David would be involved, or whether he would want to be involved. Hopefully this won't be like the last time John Lennon and Paul McCartney were photographed together and all we have is a polaroid snap shot of it.

It's so strange that because of the touring group, the BB's often get lumped in with other bands where there's like one guy still even living. Yet, tomorrow there will be FIVE actual official BB's appearing together (with two other short-term members still living out there). It gives me a bit of hope that if they were interested enough, they could actually do a half-way decent reunion thing of some sort.

How often have any of the BB's appeared together in public post-1998, not counting Mike and Bruce (and David into 1999) in the touring band? I can think of the following:

1. Stamos wedding (All five supposedly, and not really a "public" appearance)
2. Grammy luncheon (Mike, Al, Bruce)
3. Grammy ceremony (Mike, Brian, Al, Bruce, not seated together, but all in the same room)
4. Hawthorne Landmark (Brian, Al, David)

Apart from some pics of David seperately with Al or with Brian or with Mike and Bruce taken in the last few years, and of course Mike and Bruce at shows, I'm trying to think of any times other than those listed above that any two BB's have been even photographed together since 1998. I vaguely recall hearing that there was a pic of Brian and Mike from a meeting they had that was published in ESQ, but I could be remembering that incorrectly.
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« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2006, 09:31:07 PM »

Jon, you are so lucky to get this gig! Hope you have a great time tomorrow -- take lots of photos for us and we expect a full report!
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« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2006, 11:14:16 PM »

Just one photo of them all with their arms around each other, or shaking hands or whatnot, and smiling, is all I need. No reunion tour or anything like that.. just five men happy with each other as human beings.
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« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2006, 03:19:49 AM »

After reading Ian's "Today in history"-thread on the blueboard today, I think it's funny that June 13th is the day they all meet for the first time since almost ten years, since June 14th was the day they performed on Farm Aid, though this was not the last time Brian performed with them.
And also from the blueboard, here is Carnie's take on the reinion-thing:

From icebergradio.com:

Brian Wilson's daughter Carnie Wilson hopes that tomorrow's (June 13th) Beach Boys reunion in Los Angeles will lead the group members to reconcile and make some music together. The surviving band members, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, David Marks, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston, will all appear on top of the famous Capitol Records building to collect their platinum awards for sales of over 2 million copies of their greatest hits compilation, Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys. Co-founders Dennis and Carl Wilson died in 1983 and 1998, respectively.

Carnie told us that she would love nothing more than to see all the surviving Beach Boys team up for a reunion tour: "I just don't like to get involved. I try to stay out of it because it's not my business. However; it's upsetting. The truth of the matter is I wish that all of the Beach Boys could just tour together. That's the ultimate wish of mine."

Over the years, Carnie and her sister Wendy have teamed up with Jardine, his sons Matthew and Adam, Cass Elliott's daughter Owen Elliott, and assorted Beach Boys sidemen from the group's '70s and '80s lineups to perform as Al Jardine's Beach Boys Family And Friends. Eventually a legal injunction forced them to stop using the "Beach Boys" name.

Wilson, Love, Jardine, and Johnston have not shared a stage together in nearly ten years. Wilson stopped performing with the band in 1996, and in 1998 Jardine was forced out of the group. Shortly thereafter, co-founder David Marks rejoined the band for several years.

Love and Johnston now hold the exclusive license to tour under the group's name. Wilson has performed as a solo artist since 1999, and Jardine and Marks have been teaming up for a growing number of concerts each year.

Jardine has told us that in addition to a possible reunion concert later this year in Britain to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the group's Pet Sounds album, "an impressive offer" has been put forth to the entire group to reunite.

The Beach Boys -- featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston -- will perform next on June 23rd in Kelseyville, California at the Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa. They'll be on tour through the end of September.

Brian Wilson will perform on July 1st in Las Vegas at The Club in the Cannery Casinos. After that, his next show will be on July 23rd at Australia's "Splendor In The Grass Festival" at Belongil Fields at Byron Bay.

Al Jardine and David Marks will join Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean for the "Cruisin' With The Legends Of Surf Music" cruise, set for October 2nd through 6th.

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« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2006, 03:33:16 AM »

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« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2006, 03:36:14 AM »

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Can somebody get an audio recording or a camcorder or something into this Capitol event? On the one hand, this could be the beginning of some ill-fated "Stars and Stripes Vol. 2" reunion. But on the other hand, this could well be the last time all of these guys are together. Even if they do some sort of reunion thing, I would think it would be questionable as to whether David would be involved, or whether he would want to be involved. Hopefully this won't be like the last time John Lennon and Paul McCartney were photographed together and all we have is a polaroid snap shot of it.

IMO, if Capitol put this event together, (probably with considerable difficulty) and as they are a commercial organisation with an eye for the main chance, there is no way they would let this event pass without commemorating it photographically or otherwise.  That's the point of these award thingies, isn't it?
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« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2006, 06:53:52 AM »


IMO, if Capitol put this event together, (probably with considerable difficulty) and as they are a commercial organisation with an eye for the main chance, there is no way they would let this event pass without commemorating it photographically or otherwise.  That's the point of these award thingies, isn't it?


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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2006, 11:25:04 AM »

Beach Boys Reunite For First Time In 10 Years
Love, Wilson, Jardine Put Differences Aside To Accept Award

POSTED: 12:27 pm EDT June 13, 2006
UPDATED: 12:43 pm EDT June 13, 2006

LOS ANGELES -- The members of the classic Beach Boys lineup are putting aside all the lawsuits, bad blood and nastiness for a celebration of their music together.

Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston will make their first appearance together in 10 years on the roof of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles Tuesday.

They will be presented with awards marking the double-platinum sales of the compilation "Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys."

The group has recorded such classics as "California Girls," "I Get Around," "Surfin' Safari, " "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Don't Worry Baby" and "Little Deuce Coupe."

The event Tuesday will also mark the announcement of a commemorative Beach Boys anniversary CD and vinyl titles to be released this year.

Brian Wilson is the last surviving member of the three Wilson brothers.

Dennis Wilson, who played drums and sang, died in 1983 at age 39 of drowning. Singer-guitarist Carl Wilson was 51 when he died in 1998 of lung cancer.

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2006, 04:23:11 PM »

It's nice to see these guys together again.  However, if I were to be honest I seriously hope this does not mean they're going to record new music together again.  Without Carl Wilson there it would be pointless.
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« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2006, 05:18:10 PM »

Very true.

Too late for another "Brian is Back!" campaign?

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« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2006, 06:00:52 PM »

Article on the actual ceremony.  Note that it's Brian who seems more a bit more upbeat about a reunion, Love less so.   Also, Brian calls the Beach Boys his favorite act to produce:

Founding Beach Boys Reunite
By Steve Gorman

Three of the original Beach Boys appeared together in public for the first time in a decade on Tuesday to toast their musical legacy and hinted at the possibility of a reunion performance.

Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, along with Bruce Johnston, who joined the touring lineup in 1965, gathered on top of the Capitol Records office tower for the presentation of double-platinum plaques marking U.S. sales of more than 2 million copies of the band's 2003 collection, "Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys."

Also on hand to uncork champagne with the band was David Marks, who briefly filled in for Jardine in the early 1960s.

The three original band members have not performed together in years. But, asked about the possibility of sharing the stage again, Wilson replied, "There's a chance of that."

Added his cousin, Love, with whom Wilson was often at odds in later years: "We've got tough management."

The focus of the event was to promote reissues of the band's catalog and celebrate the success of "Sounds of Summer," a 30-track set featuring hits like "California Girls," "I Get Around" and "Surfin' U.S.A."

The album, released in 12 countries, spent its first two years on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has since ranked among the top 10 biggest-selling catalog albums of all time.

"I want to thank everybody involved that helped us get that album ... going and going," said Wilson. "And I thank the Beach Boys themselves for being great, great artists to produce. I'd rather produce those guys over any other artists in the whole world."

Johnston, who became part of the group when Wilson quit touring to focus on studio work, paid tribute to Wilson's brothers and fellow founding band members, Dennis, who drowned in 1983, and Carl, who died of cancer in 1998.

"I wish Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson could be here with us," Johnston said, to which Love added, pointing up at the sky: "They probably are, because this is pretty close."

Organizers said the last time the original Beach Boys appeared together in public was around the time that "Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1," a collection of Beach Boy covers performed by various country music artists, was released in 1996.

Capitol Records, a unit of EMI Music Group, also announced plans for a 40th-anniversary release June 27 of a deluxe CD single of "Good Vibrations," featuring five versions of the band's seminal 1966 hit and its original U.S. B-side.

In late August, Capitol also plans a 40-year commemorative reissue of the band's landmark "Pet Sounds" album in a CD/DVD package that includes mono, stereo and digital Surround Sound mixes of the music, plus previously unreleased promotional and documentary footage.

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« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2006, 06:49:14 PM »

From the Beach Boys Britain site...


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Posted on June 14, 2006 at 02:14:11 AM by Bruce Johnston

I just returned to Las Vegas (we have a private concert here at the Wynn in three hours....97 degrees outside & clear!) from the Capitol Records press conference and I must say that it was great to see the band today. We all caught up with one another in one of the large offices before the 'event' and then we went up on the roof and received the awards. There were lots of TV and still cameras covering the presentation and then questions from the press. The 'reunion' issue came up and the band dialogue was pleasant, polite but also noncommittal.
Al and I had a quiet discussion about a Beach Boys reunion tour and I pointed out to him that I thought the best approach would be to first book a 'controlled' venue and hope that a DVD, CD and TV special came out of a BB concert and in turn that might create some sort of mass interest in a possible US tour. I also reminded him that the Beach Boys music is available in concert live year after year unlike the Eagles being in musical moth balls and you would have to look at some sort of practical financial BB concert fee for the band. You don't want to burden a concert promoter with huge concert guarantees but loads of empty seats because the venue is too large.
I'm not saying that just because we spoke a reunion tour will take place-I still feel that this was the last time we would all be in one place at the same time together. Sadly there are always many issues in the way.
One more thing: We all made sure that Dave Marks stood with us in all the photos though some of the 'younger' Capitol Records employees did not know he was!


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« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2006, 10:24:40 AM »

Thanks to that Blueboard-poster who posted this : http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/Jun-30-Fri-2006/weekly/8072221.html
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« Reply #67 on: July 03, 2006, 09:31:34 AM »

Good article, but some of it seems very dated.  When Mike speaks of Landy etc and Brian not believing in himself.

While there still may be truth in that, Brian has come a long way in the past 10 years (at least it appears that way).

In any case, it's great if they start just getting together - I think then things will click. 
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« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2006, 01:35:37 PM »

Taken from the BBB-Board:

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« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2006, 02:21:39 PM »

They just better have those cheerleaders on stage during Be True To Your School. I want to get my money's worth and see some ass. Also, maybe Clapton could do a really bitchin' guitar solo for I Get Around.
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« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2006, 02:28:37 PM »

They just better have those cheerleaders on stage during Be True To Your School. I want to get my money's worth and see some ass. Also, maybe Clapton could do a really bitchin' guitar solo for I Get Around.

You know, Mike only mentions people who where on Brian's GIOMH-album.  Does that have something to say ? I don't know....
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