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