The Beach Boys Remember the Good Times and Forget Some of Their Music at the Grammy Museum

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Kacie Yoshida
Brothels and underage drinking were a topic of discussion at the Beach Boy's 50th Anniversary Grammy Museum exhibit induction, Tuesday. Band members remembered the good ol' days when youngest member, David Marks who at 14-years-old, stole vodka from Mike Love's saxophone case while on tour, and drank until he was plastered on the wall, playfully spitting in his father's face.

For the benefit of the museum's education program, the not-so-innocent band mingled with super-fans and talked about their unique sound of luscious harmonies and lyrics. And with over 200 people in attendance, the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles was crawling with excited folks who dressed in the nines and bubbled over the open bar and food catered by Wolfgang Puck.

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The nearly five-hour long event had a high price tag of up to 300 dollars for a VIP seat and allowed fans to meet and greet with the original Beach Boys, minus Carl and Dennis Wilson who have both passed away over the years. It must have been an exhausting evening for the band members who are all old enough to collect social security. Last month, founding member Al Jardine turned 70-years-old making him the forth-surviving Beach Boy to cross the 70-year mark, and just last week Brian Wilson underwent a second back surgery attempting to resolve his crippling problems.

Following the reception, VIPs were allowed to take pictures with the Beach Boys and were huddled into a small room with a stage where a Q and A session and short performance were held.

An awkward moment of the evening happened during the question and answer session when members of the Beach Boys could not remember one of their most beloved songs off Sunflower titled "All I Wanna Do."

When asked about the song, Brian Wilson replied, "You know what? I vaguely remember it...I actually don't remember how the song goes!"

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Classiceragal
Classiceragal

It wasn't awkward at all as you say.  They are human.  It's understandable that they may forget lyrics to a song or two.   They have an a vast collection plus they were simply tired as they just got back from Australia. You, as the writer, don't tell me that you never forget a thing or two. Also, Bruce sings very well too and he isn't dubbed by Foskett.

 

On a side note, I was there and I loved every moment of it.  It was a magical moment to see my favorite band in the world in an intimate setting and bumping elbows with some of them.

Bill
Bill

>>>Jeffery Foskett, who overdubs nearly all of B Wilson and Bruce Johnston's

 

Not true!  Jeffrey sings the high falsetto  parts  on stage that Brian  used to sing on record.  But Brian's voice is all  over the new album.  Predominantly, in fact.  And if you  saw any of the reunion shows this summer,  Brian took many many lead vocals, including a wonderful "Heroes & Villains."

JackGrimshaw
JackGrimshaw

Holy Whisky A Go Go! Is that Rodney Bingenheimer in the green T? Looks like my old Aunt Lulu (dead these past 25 years) ...

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