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Author Topic: Text of Brian's R&R Hall of Fame speech? HELP!  (Read 1561 times)
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« on: July 17, 2008, 07:54:10 AM »

I need the text (or a link to the text) of Brian's acceptance speech from when the Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It's easy to find Mike's diatribe from that evening and I can find lots of articles which mention Brian saying music was the "voice of God," but I need the entire context of that quote...and I need it quickly for a presentation I'm doing this weekend. Anyone?Huh
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 08:33:05 AM »

There's a quote from it in the book Wouldn't It Be Nice If It Were My Own Story. If you don't own a copy, your library probably has it....I don't know how accurate it is, though, but it's in there.

Or...a quick Yahoo! search turns up this text:

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What kept me going is the same things that got me to write "Surfin'" all those years ago. I wanted to write joyful music that made other people feel good. Music that helps and heels, because I believe that music is God's voice.

That's not the whole thing, but that's the big "God's voice" portion.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 07:15:05 PM »

I'm bumping this in hopes someone has the complete speech Brian read. I'm amazed that I can't find it anywhere online!
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 05:33:11 AM »

Okay, I guess you don't have access to "Brian's" book...

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Who could've known twenty-seven years and more than thirty albums later, we'd be standing before you. I only wish my younger brother Dennis could be at our side tonight..."

[Mike: "Here, let me adjust the mike for you."]

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When I was a teenager, I listened to the Four Freshmen and Frank Sinatra, and they got me through high school and that's what this is all about. All of us in this room have the privilege of making music that helps and heals. Don't forget, music is God's voice. Over the years the Beach Boys have been in style and out of style and in style again. But what's kept me going is the same thing that got me to write "Surfin'" all those years ago. I wanted to write joyful music that made other people feel good. That's what I've tried to do for the past twenty-seven years. The surf's up tonight. Let's all work together to keep it up forever. Love and mercy to everyone.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 08:13:29 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 06:29:56 PM »

Wow, that was a very nice speech.
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