Posts Tagged ‘Brian Wilson’
A huge collection of Beach Boys memorabilia is up for auction by the London-based Fame Bureau. The items were apparently placed in a storage facility in Florida in the 1970s by a Beach Boys family member. The exciting find came to light when the storage company sold off the contents of the boxes because payments had not been made.
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Brian Wilson has signed a deal with Da Capo Press to write his memoir. The Beach Boys legend will work on the book with Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal editor Jason Fine.
The press release promises that Wilson will:
“Describe, for the first time, the epic highs and lows of his life—from his tumultuous relationship with his father, the loss of his mother and brothers, his fears about live performance, and the struggles he faced to lead the Beach Boys away from surf music into experimental terrain to his remarkable personal and professional comeback from drug addiction and mental illness with the support of his second wife, Melinda. He will share a new level of emotional honesty never before expressed in earlier books about him.”
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|The surviving founders of The Beach Boys will reunite in 2012 for a global 50th Anniversary celebration, including a new studio album and 50-date tour.
The tour, featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, will begin in April with a headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (“Jazz Fest”). Other dates are yet to be announced.
Tags: Al Jardine, beach boys, Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion, Beach Boys new album, Brian Wilson, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Mike Love
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A star-studded tribute to Buddy Holly will air on PBS in December.
“Buddy Holly: Listen To Me/The Ultimate Buddy Party” includes performances from a Buddy Holly 75th Birthday tribute concert that took place at the Music Box in Hollywood on September 7. Among the artists featured in the special are Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Raul Malo, Graham Nash, Paul Anka, Phil Everly, Patrick Stump and James Burton. There are also taped messages from big name fans of Holly, including Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne and Eric Idle.
Tags: Brian Wilson, Buddy Holly, Chris Isaak, James Burton, Keith Richards, Listen to Me Buddy Holly, Paul Anka, Phil Everly, Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks
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|Reprise Records will release CD and DVD sets of “The Bridge School Benefit Concerts – 25th Anniversary Edition” on October 24.|
Tags: Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, James Taylor, Neil Young, R.E.M., Simon and Garfunkel, The Bridge School Benefit Concerts – 25th Anniversary Edition, The Who, Tom Petty, Tom Waits
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