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Jeff Beck to join Brian Wilson, Al Jardine at Greek on Oct. 20

June 17, 2013
  • Beach Boys founding members (l-r) David Marks, Alan Jardine and Brian Wilson, shown at the Grammy Museum in 2012, will play the Greek Theatre with Jeff Beck on Oct. 20
Beach Boys founding members (l-r) David Marks, Alan Jardine and Brian Wilson,… (Becky Sapp )

Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson will be joined at his Oct. 20 concert at the Greek Theatre by English guitar hero Jeff Beck, who also has been recording with Wilson for a new album that will return Wilson to the Beach Boys’ longtime label, Capitol Records.

“Jeff is one of the most amazing guitarists I’ve ever worked with and his vibe is inspiring, in fact I think we should do an album together!” Wilson said in a statement with the announcement about the show that also features original Beach boys guitarists Al Jardine and David Marks.

Beck is slated to perform with Wilson after doing a set of his own at the Greek.

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“When I watched Jeff Beck perform ‘Surf’s Up’,” Wilson said, “I knew I had to find a way to work with him.  He absolutely blew my mind and we’ve been friends ever since.  Jeff’s incredible guitar playing is exactly what I want for my new album and I’m also looking forward to performing live with him soon.”

Beck and Wilson also crossed paths recently in Las Vegas, where both were marquee guests at a Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp. Wilson, Jardine and Marks decided to teamp up for a handful of live performances this summer and fall after last year’s 50th anniversary Beach Boys reunion tour ended on a sour note when singer Mike Love decided to return to his scaled down version of the Beach Boys, with keyboardist-singer Bruce Johnston, minus Wilson, Jardine and Marks.

Of the upcoming performances, Wilson added, “I feel like this is a cool continuation of what we did last year--with the exciting addition of Jeff Beck. We’ve got some new tunes we want to try out on a live crowd as well as doing some great music from our catalogues.”


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