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‘Tis The Season With The Beach Boys At The Paramount

The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of all time and on Tuesday, December 6th, Mike Love brought the current version of the band to The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island. The lineup included Mike with longtime member since 1965 Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago.

John Stamos also performed as a special guest with the band for this show and their show at Carnegie Hall the night before. Stamos grew up idolizing the band as a teen and formed a friendship with the group during his days as an actor on “General Hospital” and has frequently collaborated with them since.

The group formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California. The original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine. Shortly after Dennis’s tragic death in 1983, Brian became estranged from the group. Following Carl’s death from Lung cancer in 1998, the band granted Mike Love legal writes to tour under the group’s name. Other then a brief reunion in 2010’s for the 50th anniversary, Wilson and Jardine do not perform with Love’s edition of The Beach Boys, but still remain official members of the band.

The show included 30 plus songs spanning over the 60 year legacy of The Beach Boys. The concert also included a generous collection of Christmas songs with a Beach Boys twist made famous by their 1965 “The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album.” Love, 81, recalls events leading to the Beach Boys first Christmas song. “In the early 60’s we made a 45 with “Surfin Safari” on one side. On the other side was a song about a hot rod ‘409’. Then we did “Surfin U.S.A.” and “Shut Down”. Along about 1963, we said, “Lets give Santa a hot rod sled” and “Little Saint Nick” was born. Other songs from Love’s 2018 album Reason for the Season were also performed.

This current tour is also an opportunity to acknowledge the new Sail On Sailor – 1972 box set which celebrates the landmark albums 1972 albums Carl And The Passions and Holland . The 5lp set also includes a 38 page book with liner notes and rare photos plus a previously unreleased concert from Carnegie Hall recorded in 1972.

Setlist: Do It Again, Surfin’ Safari, Catch A Wave, Surfin U.S.A., Surfer Girl, Getcha Back, When I Grow Up, Darlin, Be True To Your School, White Christmas, The Man With All The Toys, Santa’s Beard, Jingle Bell Rock, Finally It’s Christmas, Celestial Celebration, In My Room, Don’t Worry Baby, Little Deuce Coupe, I Get Around, California Dreamin, Sloop John B, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, California Girls, Forever, God Only Knows, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Frosty The Snowman, Must Be Christmas, Reason For The Season, Do You Wanna Dance, Help Me Rhonda, Kokomo, Barbara Ann, Good Vibrations, Little Saint Nick, Fun, Fun, Fun

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