Surviving Beach Boys to Appear Together for First Time in a Decade
By DJ M on June 9th, 2006
In Brian Wilson/B. Boys
BLOGCRITICS “The surviving founding members of the Beach Boys — Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson — and Beach Boys member since 1965, Bruce Johnston, will appear together for the first time in 10 years on the rooftop of the landmark Capitol Records building in Hollywood on Tuesday, June 13, for a ceremony celebrating double-Platinum designation for domestic sales of more than two million units of Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys.”
Unfortunately, it looks like David Marks is left out in the cold, again. Although Marks may not be an “original” Beach Boy, neither is Bruce Johnson. Marks was on the scene years before Johnson. Also, Marks appears on several of the Beach Boys biggest hits, probably far more than Johnson.
According to the BBB message board, Marks IS part of the event--
"They said it would never happen; but all five surviving Beach Boys -- co-founders Brian Wilson, Mike Love, David Marks and Al Jardine, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston -- will appear together on Tuesday (June 13th), on the rooftop of Capitol Records' Los Angeles headquarters. Co-founders Dennis and Carl Wilson died in 1983 and 1998, respectively."
"The event, which commemorates the sales of over two million copies of the group's hits compilation Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, will mark the first time Wilson, Love, Jardine and Johnston have appeared in public together in nearly a decade. In addition to the group being awarded their platinum albums, Capitol Records will be unveiling the artwork for a commemorative Beach Boys anniversary CD and vinyl titles to be released later this year."
"In a LAUNCH exclusive, Al Jardine said that the group has been amazed by the album's unstoppable success: 'We've been delighted and surprised in the weekly sales figures and they're beyond comprehension -- and they're showing no sign of slowing down!'"
"Jardine said that being with the guys on their old stomping grounds just might be the thing needed to get them all to finally commit to reforming: 'We're going back to our roots. It is a reunion. It's a beautiful thing.'"
"When asked if the awards-ceremony would be a dry-run for a full scale musical reunion Jardine said, 'I sure hope so. The only reason we're here is because we're sharing the music and love... And then the lawyers came. An impressive offer (for a reunion) has been made. We just need to sit down and agree to do it -- or not to. But that's what we've already been doing (laughs).'"
"Founding Beach Boy David Marks told LAUNCH that the group's records will never fall out of fashion: 'The Beach Boys actually symbolize a happier time. People are drawn to it -- and continually drawn back to it, because mainly people wanna feel good, and the music is just feel-good music, what can I say? And it reminds everyone of happier times too.'"
"Beach Boys historian Jon Stebbins told LAUNCH that, 'It's nice to know that David Marks is finally getting acknowledged for the hit records he contributed to. Let's hope this type of goodwill is a signal that Dennis Wilson's great unreleased music will finally see the light of day.'"
"Stebbins long awaited biography on Marks, titled The Lost Beach Boy is due out later this year. In 2000, Stebbins published the definitive biography on Dennis Wilson, titled The Real Beach Boy."
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