September 28, 2012 |
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.
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October 29, 1994
Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love testified Friday that he was told he would not get proper credit for the songs he co-wrote if he failed to sign a 1969 agreement to sell the group's 140-song catalogue. "I signed it under duress, " Love testified in Los Angeles Superior Court. Both the group's manager and its attorney, Abraham Somer, told him to sign the agreement, Love said at the end of the fourth week of testimony in his suit.
May 16, 2007 |
A U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles has dismissed Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love's 2005 lawsuit against his cousin and former band mate Brian Wilson. Love argued in the lawsuit that he and the group had been harmed financially by the 2004 distribution in the United Kingdom of a free CD featuring Beach Boys songs rerecorded by Wilson in conjunction with the release of Wilson's "Smile" album. The suit claimed that the free CD also hurt potential sales of future Beach Boys releases.
September 9, 2013 |
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.
September 19, 1992
Jess Bravin's story about Mike Love's disaffection with his old friend George Bush was well written and interesting ("Laws of Nature Transcend GOP Ties for Beach Boys," Sept. 12). Unfortunately, it illustrated what many people consider the systematic failure of American journalism to inform. On the basis of Love's prepared cover story, we are told that the Beach Boys want to make the world safe for bikinis and are therefore dissatisfied with Bush's relatively passive performance on environmental issues.
October 4, 1994 |
Across the street from the satellite dishes beaming to the world each detail of the O.J. Simpson hearings, another celebrity legal battle is taking place--this one to a mostly empty federal courtroom. Jury selection is expected to start today in Love vs. Wilson, as in Mike Love and his cousin Brian Wilson, both founding members of the legendary music group the Beach Boys. The U.S.
November 21, 1997 |
Mike Love's first Caribbean-themed Club Kokomo is sailing ahead for a June debut in Orange, and larger versions of the nightclub-restaurant are likely to open in Nevada and Florida in 1999, a real estate agent for the Beach Boys singer says. Backed by private investors, Love envisions dozens of clubs worldwide with a House of Blues-meets-thatched cabana look. The Orange club, at the Stadium Promenade retail/entertainment project, will be 15,000 square feet, with concert seating for 250.
December 21, 1994 |
Settlement Ends Beach Boy Feud: Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson has agreed to pay the band's singer, Mike Love, $5 million in cash and to split future royalties on 35 songs with his cousin. Love, who was smiling broadly in court, said the agreement also settled a longstanding dispute that kept the songwriting team from rejoining forces. At a hearing, U.S.
May 31, 2012
POP MUSIC Brian Wilson officially quit as a touring member of the Beach Boys in the mid-1960s and has only been on stage periodically with the band since. As for an album together? It's been decades. But this week Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks return for a 50th anniversary tour, which kicked off last month in Arizona. The tour — followed by the release of their new album together, "Why God Made the Radio," on June 5 — is a homecoming of sorts for this quintessential SoCal band.