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October 9, 2012 | By Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys recent 50th anniversary tour reunited original members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks and longtime member Bruce Johnston for the first time in almost two decades. Near the end of the tour in London, and the day before the band was saluted with a new 50th anniversary exhibition at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Love announced that he and Johnston would continue touring under the Beach Boys' name in his pre-anniversary edition of the band, minus Wilson, Jardine and Marks.
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September 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
SAN FRANCISCO - In an unusual effort to bolster financial aid for undergraduates, UC on Wednesday publicly launched an online crowdfunding campaign that has movie stars, politicians, students and faculty pledging to host parties, lead hikes, sing rap songs and work in soup kitchens to win donations. The Promise for Education campaign, which will last six weeks, is designed in part to attract donations from young alumni and others who might not respond to more traditional fundraising appeals but may be intrigued by a social media one and donate to a particular person's activity.
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October 5, 2012 | By Mike Love
It's the last show of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour, at the tail end of our triumphant stand in London, first at Royal Albert Hall and then Wembley Arena, and we're in the final moments of "Fun, Fun, Fun…" Looking at the beaming faces, I'm filled with an enormous sense of pride for my bandmates and our fans. We didn't just show up for this tour like some museum act. We sang well. We played well. We moved people and we touched a lot of hearts. And it was beautiful. That's not easy for any band, let alone one with our history.
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September 9, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Brian Wilson's impending tour with English guitar hero Jeff Beck already includes two other founding members of the Beach Boys -- Al Jardine and David Marks -- and now for at least five of the dates Wilson will be joined by another former Beach Boy, guitarist-singer Blondie Chaplin. Chaplin, who joined the quintessential Southern California fun-in-the-sun band briefly in the early-1970s, will be part of Wilson's performances in Hollywood, Fla., New York City, Las Vegas, Oakland and the hometown show Oct. 20 at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.
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November 4, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Beach Boy Mike Love filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday against his cousin and founding Beach Boys member Brian Wilson, charging that a promotional campaign for Wilson's 2004 "Smile" album injured Love professionally. Love's suit claims that the "Smile" promotion "shamelessly misappropriated Mike Love's songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark." The suit also charges that the campaign included the giveaway in Britain of 2.
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November 5, 1988 | Robert Hilburn
Aruba, Jamaica, Ooh, I want to take ya Bermuda, Bahama Come on pretty mama Key Largo, Montego, Baby, why don't we go. --the Beach Boys' "Kokomo" Ironic, isn't it? After nearly three decades of singing the praises of Southern California, the Beach Boys have their first No. 1 single in 22 years with a song about the Caribbean.
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November 2, 2004 | Randy Lewis
At one point in the new documentary film "Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Making of 'Smile,' " Wilson discusses how the other Beach Boys, especially singer Mike Love, reacted to the new directions he and lyricist Van Dyke Parks were attempting in "Smile," the ambitious album that Wilson scrapped. "Mike did not like 'Smile' at all," Wilson says. "He hated it. He hated it."
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June 2, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
CHULA VISTA - The Beach Boys'1968 hit "Do It Again" unfolded gradually during an afternoon sound check before the group's evening performance here late last week. In jeans and T-shirts, the band started in on the infectious and rhythmic rock song. "It's automatic when I talk to old friends," they sang, "the conversation turns to girls we knew when their hair was soft and long and the beach was the place to go. " Then came the sound of Brian Wilson's signature falsetto, launching the group's distinctive harmonies into the musical stratosphere.
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December 13, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love on Monday won songwriting credits and past and future royalties for 35 of the group's songs, a decision that could net him at least $2 million. A federal jury unanimously found that band co-founder Brian Wilson and his lawyers failed to make good on a promise to give Love a 30% share of a $10-million settlement Wilson won in connection with the 1969 sale of the band's songs.
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March 7, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nothing. Less than zero. The amount your mother-in-law is going to leave you in her will. Nada. Zilch. In Brooklyn, nuttin'. In Texas, not-a-thang. In Santa Barbara, what else, a band. Once upon a time, in 1979 in Santa Barbara, a power pop band called the Tan was formed. They became as popular then as water is now. The Tan played all the local gigs there were to play, and pretty much ran their course rock 'n' roll-wise.
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June 17, 2013
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.
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May 28, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Good vibrations will rock Cancun, Mexico , this summer when the Beach Boys are to appear in concert Aug. 6 at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort . The performance is to feature Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, original Beach Boys, with a five-member backup band. Besides the concert, Moon Palace has scheduled several special summer activities and an air-travel credits program. “Palace Resorts set out to create a strong summer travel program that would redefine the notion of a traditional all-inclusive resort,” said Gibran Chapur, executive vice president.
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October 9, 2012 | By Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys recent 50th anniversary tour reunited original members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks and longtime member Bruce Johnston for the first time in almost two decades. Near the end of the tour in London, and the day before the band was saluted with a new 50th anniversary exhibition at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Love announced that he and Johnston would continue touring under the Beach Boys' name in his pre-anniversary edition of the band, minus Wilson, Jardine and Marks.
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October 5, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Today's episode of "When Will Chris Brown Just Go Away?" features what appears to be a rather tipsy Brown declaring his love for two women. "I'm not try to be a player," he says while being driven around in the back of a car. "I'm not a dog. I'm not none of that. "  Brown, a pop star turned full-time provocateur, is still on probation from his 2009 assault of Rihanna. Today's bid for attention was tweeted by Brown, and given the title, "The real Chris Brown. " It appears to be filmed off-the-cuff, but inter-spliced among Brown's thoughts on romance are clips of him on tour and shots of Brown drinking champagne straight from the bottle.
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October 5, 2012 | By Mike Love
It's the last show of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour, at the tail end of our triumphant stand in London, first at Royal Albert Hall and then Wembley Arena, and we're in the final moments of "Fun, Fun, Fun…" Looking at the beaming faces, I'm filled with an enormous sense of pride for my bandmates and our fans. We didn't just show up for this tour like some museum act. We sang well. We played well. We moved people and we touched a lot of hearts. And it was beautiful. That's not easy for any band, let alone one with our history.
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September 28, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Oh, to be a fly on the wall backstage in London on Friday night at the Beach Boys' final performance of their 50th-anniversary reunion tour, which draws to a close on the jarring note that founding member Mike Love has in essence fired the group's creative leader, Brian Wilson, and two other original members, Alan Jardine and David Marks. Odds are good that the Wembley Arena show itself will go as swimmingly as the rest of the tour, which found the four surviving original members and longtime Beach Boy Bruce Johnston digging generously and deeply into their vast catalog to serve up as many as 53 songs in a single night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
SAN FRANCISCO - In an unusual effort to bolster financial aid for undergraduates, UC on Wednesday publicly launched an online crowdfunding campaign that has movie stars, politicians, students and faculty pledging to host parties, lead hikes, sing rap songs and work in soup kitchens to win donations. The Promise for Education campaign, which will last six weeks, is designed in part to attract donations from young alumni and others who might not respond to more traditional fundraising appeals but may be intrigued by a social media one and donate to a particular person's activity.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Oh, to be a fly on the wall backstage in London on Friday night at the Beach Boys' final performance of their 50th-anniversary reunion tour, which draws to a close on the jarring note that founding member Mike Love has in essence fired the group's creative leader, Brian Wilson, and two other original members, Alan Jardine and David Marks. Odds are good that the Wembley Arena show itself will go as swimmingly as the rest of the tour, which found the four surviving original members and longtime Beach Boy Bruce Johnston digging generously and deeply into their vast catalog to serve up as many as 53 songs in a single night.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Even on a day designed to celebrate 50 years of the signature harmonies of the Beach Boys, the notoriously fractious group couldn't avoid striking yet another discordant note amid all the good vibrations.   A day before band members gathered at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles to take in various accolades, singer and lyricist Mike Love caught his fellow band members by surprise in announcing his decision to resume touring with his latter-day incarnation of the Beach Boys -- minus creative leader Brian Wilson or original members Al Jardine and David Marks.
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June 2, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
CHULA VISTA - The Beach Boys'1968 hit "Do It Again" unfolded gradually during an afternoon sound check before the group's evening performance here late last week. In jeans and T-shirts, the band started in on the infectious and rhythmic rock song. "It's automatic when I talk to old friends," they sang, "the conversation turns to girls we knew when their hair was soft and long and the beach was the place to go. " Then came the sound of Brian Wilson's signature falsetto, launching the group's distinctive harmonies into the musical stratosphere.
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