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« on: October 16, 2017, 06:34:43 AM »

A lot of info taken from here: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,19617.0.html


1961:
The Beach Boys in the studio and on the road were the same group.  No differences between members on the road and in the studio.

Brian Wilson - vocals
Mike Love - vocals
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar
Al Jardine - vocals, double bass
Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums


December 1961-February 1962:

Brian Wilson - vocals, bass
Mike Love - vocals
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums


February 1962-April 1963:

Again, the lineups are the same, except that some session musicians are used for the first time to augment the group with saxophones, percussion, bass, and occasionally drums.

Brian Wilson - vocals, bass
Mike Love - vocals, saxophone?
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar
David Marks - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums


April-October 1963:

Brian and Al alternate on the road, but all six BBs participate in the studio.

Brian Wilson - vocals, bass, organ, piano
Mike Love - vocals, saxophone
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar
David Marks - vocals, rhythm guitar, drums on The Wanderer
Al Jardine - vocals, bass
Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums



October 1963-December 1964:

David Marks' departure forces Brian back on the road full-time, and Al switches to rhythm guitar.  

Brian Wilson - vocals, bass, organ, piano, drums on The Wanderer (live)
Mike Love - vocals, saxophone
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums


December 1964-spring 1965:

Brian has a panic attack in late December between the 23rd and 30th (26th?).  Glen Campbell is brought in quickly as a touring member/substitute.


Glen Campbell - vocals, bass
Mike Love - vocals, saxophone
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar
Al Jardine - vocals. rhythm guitar
Dennis Wilson -  vocals, drums


spring 1965:

Glen Campbell, Bruce, and Brian alternate vocals and bass (Brian mostly performs for TV appearances)

Glen Campbell - vocals, bass
Brian Wilson - vocals, bass (occasional appearances only; TV show appearances, Chicago 1965, Michigan 1966)
Bruce Johnston - vocals, bass (except TV show appearances and Chicago 1965)
Mike Love - vocals, occasional saxophone
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dennis Wilson -  vocals, drums


1965-August 1967:
Brian Wilson - vocals, bass (occasional appearances only; TV show appearances, Chicago 1965, Michigan 1966)
Bruce Johnston - vocals, bass (except TV show appearances and Chicago 1965), organ (1966-1967)
Mike Love - vocals, occasional saxophone
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, bass on Good Vibrations and God Only Knows (1966-1967)
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dennis Wilson -  vocals, drums


August 25-26, 1967 (Lei'd in Hawaii shows in Honolulu, HI)

Bruce does not perform because it "had all got too weird."  Brian goes if he can play his Baldwin organ.  Al and Carl split bass except for Sloop John B and Hawthorne Boulevard, where Brian plays bass

Brian Wilson - vocals, organ, bass on Sloop John B and Hawthorne Boulevard
Mike Love - vocals
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, bass
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar, bass
Dennis Wilson -  vocals, drums


October 1967-April 1968:
Bruce Johnston - vocals, bass, organ
Mike Love - vocals, occasional saxophone
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dennis Wilson -  vocals, drums
with
Daryl Dragon - keyboards (beginning November 11, 1967)
Ron Brown - bass (until February 4, 1968)


April 1968-December 1970:
Bruce Johnston - vocals, bass, organ
Mike Love - vocals
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, bass on Vegetables (1970)
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dennis Wilson -  vocals, drums
Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards (February 26-March 1, 1970)
with
Daryl Dragon - keyboards
Doug Dragon - percussion
Dennis Dragon - percussion
Horn Section including Ernie Small - horns (May 1968-September 1969)
Ed Carter - harmony and backing vocals, bass, guitars, percussion (beginning July 2, 1968)
Mike Kowalski  - drums, percussion, synthesizer, bass, guitars (beginning July 2, 1968)
Billy Hinsche - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar (May 2-4, 1969)
The Horn Dogs (beginning November 1970)


pre-Blondie and Ricky 1971:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations and Wild Honey
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar on pre-1966 songs (also possibly Jumpin' Jack Flash), electric piano, bass on Vegetables
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, bass, organ and keyboards
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, bass
Dennis Dragon - percussion
Daryl Dragon - keyboards
Jeff Kaplan - bass, electric piano (April 22-May 11, November 5-December 11)
Carli Munoz - organ, electric piano, congas (June 24, 1971-July 3, 1971)
Luther Coffee - bass (June 22, 1971-July 3, 1971)
Bobby Torres - percussion (beginning September 22)
Ricky Fataar - drums, percussion (beginning September 22, 1971)


1971-April 2, 1972:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations and Wild Honey
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar on pre-1966 songs (also possibly Jumpin' Jack Flash and Sail On, Sailor), electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, bass, keyboards
- Blondie Chaplin - vocals, lead guitar on Marcella and 1967-1973 songs, slide guitar, bass on the "sensitive" tunes ("Caroline, No", "Only With You", Heroes And Villains," "Surf's Up"; possibly "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows")
- Ricky Fataar - vocals, drums, rhythm guitar on We Got Love and 1 or 2 other songs, flute on Sloop John B and Caroline, No
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Dennis Dragon - percussion
Daryl Dragon - keyboards
Bobby Torres - percussion (until February 25, 1972)


April 2, 1972-December 1973:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations and Wild Honey
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar on pre-1966 songs (also possibly Jumpin' Jack Flash and Sail On, Sailor), electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Blondie Chaplin - vocals, lead guitar on Marcella and 1967-1973 songs, slide guitar, bass on the "sensitive" tunes ("Caroline, No", "Only With You", Heroes And Villains," "Surf's Up"; possibly "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows")
- Ricky Fataar - vocals, drums, rhythm guitar on We Got Love and 1 or 2 other songs, flute on Sloop John B and Caroline, No
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Dennis Dragon - percussion (1972?)
Daryl Dragon - keyboards
Toni Tennille - keyboards (March 16-Apri 29, 1972, August 16, 1972-November 23, 1972)
Charles Lloyd - saxophone, flute, maracas (August 16, 1972-September 4, 1972)
Richard Didymus Washington - congas (March 29, 1973-May 20, 1973, beginning November 2, 1973)
Joe Pollard - percussion, drums (March 29, 1973-May 20, 1973)
Robert Kenyatta - congas (August 12, 1973-September 3, 1973)
Ed Tuduri - drums, percussion (beginning November 2, 1973)
Putter Smith - bass (beginning November 2, 1973)


December 1973-September 8, 1974:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations and Wild Honey
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar on pre-1966 songs (also possibly Jumpin' Jack Flash and Sail On, Sailor), electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Ricky Fataar - vocals, drums, rhythm guitar on 1 or 2 songs, flute on Sloop John B and Caroline, No, pedal steel guitar on We Got Love, Marcella, and California Saga
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Putter Smith - bass (until December 31, 1973)
Richard Didymus Washington - congas (until December 31, 1973)
Ed Tuduri - drums, percussion (until February 19, 1974)
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums, vocals, electric piano (March 15, 1974-July 31, 1974)
Robert Kenyatta - congas (beginning August 23, 1974)
James Guercio - bass, vocals (March 15-April 21, beginning August 23, 1974)
Don Lewis - synthesizer (April 9-April 21)
Ross Salmone - percussion, drums (beginning August 23)


September-December 1974
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations and Wild Honey
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano, drums
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums, vocals, electric piano (beginning November 12)
James Guercio - bass, vocals (beginning September Cool
Ron Altbach - synthesizer, piano (beginning November 12)


1975-July 2, 1976:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums, keyboards, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums, vocals, electric piano
James Guercio - bass, vocals (until August 10, 1975; October 25-December 17, 1975)
Ron Altbach - synthesizer, piano (until September 2, 1975; beginning July 2, 1976)
Elmo Peeler - synthesizer, piano (October 25-December 17, 1975)
The Hornettes/Tornado - horns (beginning July 2, 1976)


1976-1978:
- Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards, bass (beginning July 3, 1976)
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums, vocals, electric piano (beginning November 12)
Ron Altbach - synthesizer, piano (until September 2, 1975; July 2-September 6, 1976; July 30-December 28, 1977)
Elmo Peeler - synthesizer, piano (October 25-December 17, 1975; November 22, 1976-January 21, 1977)
The Hornettes/Tornado - horns (until June 25, 1978)
Gary Griffin - organ, electric piano, piano, accordion (October 14, 1977-May 28, 1978)


summer 1978-1980:
- Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards, bass
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards, bass
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Mike Meros - keyboards (March 1-4, 1979; beginning May 11, 1979)
Tony Leo - percussion (June 19-September 23, 1979?)
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums, vocals, electric piano
Sterling Smith - piano (February 16, 1978-April 30, 1979)
Wells Kelly - percussion/electric piano/drums (February 16, 1978-June 25, 1978)
Phil Shenale - synthesizer (June 16, 1978-April 30, 1979)


1980:
- Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards, bass
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards, bass
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
                 ONLY rhythm guitar and lead guitar (March 19, 1980-July 5, 1980?)
Joe Chemay - bass, vocals (March 19, 1980-July 5, 1980?)
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums
Mike Meros - keyboards


1981:
- Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards, bass
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano (first few months only; until May?)
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards, bass
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums (until November 1, 1981)
Mike Meros - keyboards
Ernie Knapp - bass (May 1, 1981-May 15, 1982)
Adrian Baker - vocals, rhythm guitar, electric piano (June 4-November 1)
Jeff Foskett - vocals, rhythm guitar (beginning December 24)


1982:
- Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano (except
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards, bass
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass (until late 1981; Summer 1982-)
Ernie Knapp - bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Mike Meros - keyboards
Jeff Foskett  vocals, rhythm guitar


1982-December 1983:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, drums
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards, bass
with
Ed Carter - bass
Mike Meros - keyboards
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums, vocals, electric piano (beginning July 2, 1983)
Jeff Foskett - vocals, rhythm guitar


December 1983-October 27, 1987:
- Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards, bass (occasional performances only)
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards, bass
with
Ed Carter - bass
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Jeff Foskett - vocals, rhythm guitar
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums, vocals, electric piano
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar

October 27, 1987-1990:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards; bass until January 1988?
with
Ed Carter - bass
Mike Meros - keyboards
Jeff Foskett - vocals, rhythm guitar
Mike Kowalski - drums
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Matt Jardine - vocals, percussion (beginning June 23, 1988?)

1990-1992:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards
with
Ed Carter - bass, lead guitar on Summer in Paradise
Mike Meros - keyboards
Adrian Baker - vocals, rhythm guitar
Bobby Figueroa - percussion, drums, vocals, electric piano
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, bass on Summer in Paradise
Matt Jardine - vocals, percussion
Gerry Beckley - guitar, vocals (early 1990 as a substitute for Mike?)
Stanley T. Sitchell - lead guitar (late 1990-early 1991 as a substitute for Carl?)
John Renner -  saxophone  (first half of 1991)
Richie Cannata - saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard (beginning July 23, 1991)


1992-1995:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards
with
Ed Carter - bass, lead guitar on Summer in Paradise
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, bass on Summer in Paradise
Matt Jardine - vocals, percussion
Richie Cannata - saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard


1995-1996:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards
with
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Matt Jardine - vocals, percussion
Richie Cannata - saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass


1996-1997:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards
with
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Matt Jardine - vocals, percussion
Richie Cannata - saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Phill Bardowell - rhythm guitar (1997)


1997:

Carl leaves the touring band because he can't perform because of his cancer.

- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards
with
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Matt Jardine - vocals, percussion
Richie Cannata - saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Phil Bardowell - rhythm guitar


1997-1998:

David Marks rejoins the band (officially and on the road).

- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards, bass
- David Marks - lead guitar
with
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Matt Jardine - vocals, percussion
Richie Cannata - saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard (until November?)
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Phill Bardowell - rhythm guitar

1998:

Al is forced out of the touring band by Mike so MELECO can take full control

- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards
- David Marks - lead guitar
with
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Matt Jardine - vocals, percussion (until June 27)
Richie Cannata - saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard (some dates in July only)
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Phil Bardowell - rhythm guitar


1998-1999:

Al is forced out of the touring band by Mike so MELECO can take full control

- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboards
- David Marks - lead guitar
with
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Adrian Baker - vocals, rhythm guitar
Richie Cannata - saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard (some dates in July only)
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Phil Bardowell - rhythm guitar


1999-2001:

David leaves the touring band because of his Hepatitis C (does he leave his role as an official member too?)

- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Mike Meros - keyboards
Mike Kowalski - drums
Adrian Baker - vocals, rhythm guitar
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Phil Bardowell - lead guitar


2001-May 2004:

- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Mike Kowalski - drums
Adrian Baker - vocals, rhythm guitar
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Scott Totten - vocals, lead guitar
John Cowsill - vocals, keyboards, percussion


May 2004-2006:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Mike Kowalski - drums
Randell Kirsch - vocals, rhythm guitar
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Scott Totten - vocals, lead guitar
John Cowsill - vocals, keyboards, percussion


2006-October 13, 2007:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Mike Kowalski - drums (until September 26, 2007)
Randell Kirsch - vocals, rhythm guitar
Chris Farmer - vocals, bass
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Scott Totten - vocals, lead guitar
John Cowsill - vocals, keyboards, percussion
                       drums, vocals (after September 26, 2007)

October 2007-2012; September 30, 2012-2014:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Scott Totten - vocals, lead guitar
John Cowsill - vocals, drums
Randall Kirsch - vocals, bass
Christian Love - vocals, rhythm guitar


February 12, 2012 and April 10, 2012-September 28, 2012 (C50):
- Brian Wilson - vocals, keyboards, bass on Barbara Ann
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar, banjo on California Saga: California
- David Marks - vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Jeff Foskett - vocals, rhythm guitar, tambourine, mandolin on Disney Girls
Scott Totten - vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, ukulele on Isn't It Time, bass on unknown songs
John Cowsill - vocals, drums
Darian Sahanaja - vocals, keyboards, vibes, percussion
Scott Bennett - keyboards, vocals, vibes, percussion)
Paul von Mertens - saxohones, flute, harmonica, clarinet, jew's harp
Probyn Gregory - rhythm guitar, vocals, trumpet, french horn, bass on unknown songs
Mike D'Amico - bass, vocals, drums on several deep cuts
Nelson Bragg - percussion, vocals
Nicky Walusko - rhythm guitar, vocals (until June)
Brett Simons - bass (February 12 [the Grammys])


2014-2015:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Jeff Foskett - vocals, rhythm guitar
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Scott Totten - vocals, lead guitar
John Cowsill - vocals, drums
Randall Kirsch - vocals, bass


2015-2016:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Jeff Foskett - vocals, rhythm guitar
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Scott Totten - vocals, lead guitar
John Cowsill - vocals, drums
Brian Eichenberger - vocals, bass


2016-present:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, keyboard
with
Jeff Foskett - vocals, rhythm guitar
Tim Bonhomme - harmony and backing vocals, keyboards
Scott Totten - vocals, lead guitar
John Cowsill - vocals, drums
Brian Eichenberger - vocals, bass
Randy Leago - vocals, saxophones, flutes, harmonicas
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 07:57:21 AM »

Great questions, likely more easy to answer about Ricky than Blondie. Listening to the Beach Boys live cd from early 70's, it's pretty easy to tell when Ricky is drumming, simply by the quality of the drums. He was a great drummer, still is. He also played steel guitar, like on We Got Love, when ever that was called for. For Blondie though I'm not sure where he fit in on guitar or bass, would like to know myself.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 10:43:47 AM »

Well it was a long time ago so my feeling is CW played lead on the oldies and mostly using a distortion pedal.. I dont remember Blondie playing much lead except on the newer stuff like SOS + Marcella.. They had a Huge rockin sound back then..His guitar could allways be heard..Bass i cant recall when he played that.. Now in this time period BB played " Jumpin Jack Flash ".. I suspect it was CW + Blondie on that one.. When they played that one it used explode of the stage..
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 08:24:57 PM »

Blondie has said he played bass live mostly on the "sensitive" tunes...I suspect those to be "Caroline, No", "Only With You", maybe "God Only Knows". He definitely played bass live for "Heroes And Villains" and I think maybe "Wouldn't It Be Nice".
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 11:24:44 AM »

Was Ed Carter in the band full-time during the 1971-1973 Blondie era? My recollection is that he was usually if not always there. He usually swapped between lead guitar and bass as well.

I'm curious how much those sorts of instrument swaps were a free-for-all, or if the backing guys would basically defer to the "main" guys and kind of play whatever was left over. It was definitely a cool era for the band, when backing guys and BBs were all swapping lead vocals and instruments, and sometimes doubling up (e.g. Bobby Figueroa and Ricky, etc.).

I know in the later era in the late 70s and early 80s, they tried a few times to have another bass player (Joe Chemay, Ernie Knapp) which allowed Ed Carter to basically go guitar full-time. (Of course, in the Knapp era Ed Carter was basically taking *Carl's* place as far as lead guitar was concerned). Then, in later years Carter was almost exclusively on bass, only doing a few leads (like "Summer in Paradise") where Billy would take over on bass.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 01:24:12 PM »


Was Ed Carter in the band full-time during the 1971-1973 Blondie era? My recollection is that he was usually if not always there. He usually swapped between lead guitar and bass as well.

I'm curious how much those sorts of instrument swaps were a free-for-all, or if the backing guys would basically defer to the "main" guys and kind of play whatever was left over. It was definitely a cool era for the band, when backing guys and BBs were all swapping lead vocals and instruments, and sometimes doubling up (e.g. Bobby Figueroa and Ricky, etc.).

I know in the later era in the late 70s and early 80s, they tried a few times to have another bass player (Joe Chemay, Ernie Knapp) which allowed Ed Carter to basically go guitar full-time. (Of course, in the Knapp era Ed Carter was basically taking *Carl's* place as far as lead guitar was concerned). Then, in later years Carter was almost exclusively on bass, only doing a few leads (like "Summer in Paradise") where Billy would take over on bass.



Thanks for the info everyone. Hey Jude, Ed Carter is someone who confused me because Wikipedia implied he only played rhythm guitar before Carl left. I only knew of Barbara Ann from Knebworth 1980 where he did play lead. I'm just starting to find full concerts on YouTube.  
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 11:21:21 AM »

INTERESTING THREAD!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 09:19:51 AM »

From Wikipedia and everyone who was kind enough to reply, we have at least:

Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar on pre-1966 songs, electric piano
Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Bruce Johnston - vocals, bass, keyboards? (until mid-1972)
Blondie Chaplin - vocals, lead guitar on Marcella, slide guitar, bass on the "sensitive" tunes
Ricky Fataar - vocals, drums, rhythm guitar, pedal steel guitar, flute on Sloop John B
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Dennis Dragon - percussion
Toni Tennille - keyboards
Daryl Dragon - keyboards
Charles Lloyd - saxophone
Bobby Figueroa - percussion

Were all of these touring members always there?  It seems like there's not enough parts for that many musicians.


EDIT: Original first post below
As we all know, Blondie Chaplin played guitar and bass for The Beach Boys, and Ricky Fataar played drums, guitar, and flute. So how were the arrangements structured (i.e, what did Blondie play lead guitar on; when did Ricky switch from drums to guitar or flute; did Blondie play bass live or only on Holland; did Dennis play drums live when Ricky played guitar or did a percussionist play it because of Dennis' injury)? What was Carl's role in terms of lead guitar with Blondie in the band?


What We've Figured Out So Far:
- Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin on Good Vibrations and Wild Honey
- Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar on pre-1966 songs (also possibly Jumpin' Jack Flash and Sail On, Sailor), electric piano
- Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano
- Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Johnston - vocals, bass, keyboards? (until mid-1972)
- Blondie Chaplin (1971/1972-1973) - vocals, lead guitar on Marcella and 1967-1973 songs, slide guitar, bass on the "sensitive" tunes ("Caroline, No", "Only With You", Heroes And Villains," "Surf's Up"; possibly "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows")
- Ricky Fataar (1971-1974) - vocals, drums, rhythm guitar on We Got Love and 1 or 2 other songs, flute on Sloop John B and Caroline, No; pedal steel guitar on We Got Love, Marcella, and California Saga (1973-1974)
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar


Dennis Dragon - percussion (1971-1973)
Toni Tennille - keyboards (1972-1974)
Daryl Dragon - keyboards (1967-1973)
Charles Lloyd - saxophone, flute, maracas (1972-1974; later returned after Ricky left the band)
Bobby Figueroa - percussion (1974)
Joe Pollard - drums (occasionally)






What We've Figured Out So Far (Organized by Years):
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 08:02:47 PM »

Out of curiosity, who is playing the lead guitar in the (mostly) instrumental version of SOS (from the Hawthorne collection)? Don't have those disks handy so can't check to see if Alan ID'd this. I have kinda had the impression it might have been Ed Carter...
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 04:26:50 AM »

Out of curiosity, who is playing the lead guitar in the (mostly) instrumental version of SOS (from the Hawthorne collection)? Don't have those disks handy so can't check to see if Alan ID'd this. I have kinda had the impression it might have been Ed Carter...

Nope - Carl Wilson on lead guitar. Plus Tony Martin, Jr. on steel guitar.
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 07:23:12 AM »

Another interesting thing about those little noodly lead parts on "Sail on Sailor" is that it's one of the few "lead" bits that I always see Al joyously playing in concert when he gets a chance. When his various solo bands have done it, he always digs on playing that part.
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 03:08:33 PM »

  Drummer Joe Pollard did several Beach Boys shows in that era. He also gifted the band the two see-through acrylic Zickos drumkits that Dennis and the other's used from 1973-1980.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2017, 05:17:55 PM »

From Wikipedia and everyone who was kind enough to reply, we have at least:

Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar on pre-1966 songs, electric piano
Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Blondie Chaplin - vocals, lead guitar on Marcella, slide guitar, bass on the "sensitive" tunes
Ricky Fataar - vocals, drums, rhythm guitar, pedal steel guitar, flute on Sloop John B
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Dennis Dragon - percussion
Toni Tennille - keyboards
Daryl Dragon - keyboards
Charles Lloyd - saxophone
Bobby Figueroa - percussion

Were all of these touring members always there?  It seems like there's not enough parts for that many musicians.

I don't see Bruce listed. Is there a reason why? He certainly was there in the early 70's. Just one quick instance was the Checker Dome Annex show in Saint Louis in 1971. I was there.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2017, 05:48:33 PM »

From Wikipedia and everyone who was kind enough to reply, we have at least:

Mike Love - vocals, tambourine, Electro-Theremin
Carl Wilson - vocals, lead guitar on pre-1966 songs, electric piano
Dennis Wilson - vocals, keyboards, electric piano
Al Jardine - vocals, rhythm guitar
Blondie Chaplin - vocals, lead guitar on Marcella, slide guitar, bass on the "sensitive" tunes
Ricky Fataar - vocals, drums, rhythm guitar, pedal steel guitar, flute on Sloop John B
with
Ed Carter - rhythm guitar
Mike Kowalski - percussion
Carli Munoz - keyboards
Billy Hinsche - vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
Dennis Dragon - percussion
Toni Tennille - keyboards
Daryl Dragon - keyboards
Charles Lloyd - saxophone
Bobby Figueroa - percussion

Were all of these touring members always there?  It seems like there's not enough parts for that many musicians.

I don't see Bruce listed. Is there a reason why? He certainly was there in the early 70's. Just one quick instance was the Checker Dome Annex show in Saint Louis in 1971. I was there.

I wasn't sure if I should include him because it's mostly about when Blondie and Ricky were there.  I knew he was there until "Marcella," but I didn't know he was on one of the 1972 tours until today.
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2017, 05:03:28 PM »

Also, what instruments did a BB percussionist play?
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2017, 08:04:56 PM »

Also, what instruments did a BB percussionist play?

Tambourine - Congas - Timbales - Cowbell.
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2017, 02:30:07 AM »

A little more info on Ricky from c-man:

It's a virtual certainty that the flute playing at the Whisky gig is Ricky (Fataar).
He also played flute live with the Boys ("Caroline, No" and the intro to "Sloop John B."  Also
a nice little improved (as in "improvational", not "improved") version of "Heart and Soul").
As well as pedal steel ("Calfornia Saga", "Marcella", and "We Got Love" after Blondie's departure).

Source: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,599.msg14803.html#msg14803

"Improvisational", I assume. Grin
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2017, 04:41:21 AM »

Well...maybe it was ALSO "improved" - after all, it was played by a Beach Boy!  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2017, 04:48:10 PM »

Did Carl ever play bass live? I know there's a photo with Ricky on pedal steel or lap steel, Carl on bass, and Al and I think Blondie on guitars.
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2017, 05:05:36 PM »

Did Carl ever play bass live? I know there's a photo with Ricky on pedal steel or lap steel, Carl on bass, and Al and I think Blondie on guitars.

Not sure if he played bass live in early 70s but he did play bass for a few songs for the Honolulu concert album
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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2017, 05:07:48 PM »

Did Carl ever play bass live? I know there's a photo with Ricky on pedal steel or lap steel, Carl on bass, and Al and I think Blondie on guitars.

Not sure if he played bass live in early 70s but he did play bass for a few songs for the Honolulu concert album

Yeah I thought I remembered that. What would have originally been Lei'd in Hawaii right?
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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2017, 05:13:42 PM »

Did Carl ever play bass live? I know there's a photo with Ricky on pedal steel or lap steel, Carl on bass, and Al and I think Blondie on guitars.

Not sure if he played bass live in early 70s but he did play bass for a few songs for the Honolulu concert album

Yeah I thought I remembered that. What would have originally been Lei'd in Hawaii right?

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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2017, 09:54:01 PM »

Carl played bass on the live versions of "God Only Knows" and "Good Vibrations" (while Bruce played organ) before they started hiring a bass player to accompany them. At the Honolulu '67 shows, he and Al switched off between guitar and bass throughout (although Brian did play bass on two songs - "Hawthorne Boulevard" and "Sloop John B."). And as for the '70s - I'm told Carl and Bruce both played bass on the live version of "Vegetables" in '70-'71.
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2017, 04:26:21 PM »

Thanks for everyone's help.  What was Ed Carter's role in the band during this time period (late 71 to late 74)?  I know he did lead guitar work after Blondie and Ricky left and in the studio before they joined, and he switched mostly to bass after Carl rejoined the BB in 82.  Could there have been enough lead guitar work for three lead guitarists?
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2017, 04:42:19 AM »

Thanks for everyone's help.  What was Ed Carter's role in the band during this time period (late 71 to late 74)?  I know he did lead guitar work after Blondie and Ricky left and in the studio before they joined, and he switched mostly to bass after Carl rejoined the BB in 82.  Could there have been enough lead guitar work for three lead guitarists?

Eddie started out in the business as a guitarist, but switched mostly to bass at the suggestion of his school buddy Bruce, who told him he could get more gigs as a bassist. The Beach Boys ended up hiring him to place bass live starting in the summer of '68. He sometimes played guitar for them in the studio, but mostly played bass live (and tambourine for the songs where Bruce played bass). But he alternated in that live bassist role throughout the late '60s and early-to-mid '70s, probably due to school or other commitments - their other live bassists during this time included Jack Conrad, Jeff Kaplan, Luther Coffee, Billy Hinsche (for one tour), Putter Smith, and James Guercio. Interestingly, Blondie seems to have played mostly guitar in the live band (switching to bass for a few tunes) - but mostly bass in the studio. With Eddie, it was the other way around! Live, Eddie played lead guitar on "Bluebirds" (as he did in the studio), then played guitar for some of the songs that Blondie played bass on (or later - late '70s through early '80s - when Al or Bruce played bass on "Barbara Ann" or Bruce when played bass on "Rhonda" and "Long Tall Texan", or when Brian was playing bass). At one point in early 1980, Eddie was gone and Joe Chemay was there on bass - but after a few months, their record label (CBS) suggested the band "toughen up" their live sound, so Eddie came back as an extra lead guitarist. By that summer though, Chemay was out and Eddie was back on bass. When Carl left in early '81, they switched Eddie to lead guitar and brought in Ernie Knapp for bass. Eddie developed a hernia that fall, and so departed again until Carl came back in mid '82 and rehired him. He stayed on until late '95, playing bass consistently, lead guitar occasionally ("Somewhere Near Japan", for instance), or a few times in Carl's absence, throughout the show. I even saw him play synth bass on a couple of songs in '85 ("It's Getting Late" and "She Believes In Love Again")!
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