I was particularly looking forward to hearing "Good Vibrations" and it definitely lived up to my expectations; such an amazing composition. Another stand-out moment of the show was Bruce Johnston's impressive performance of "Disney Girls," a beautiful tune we wrote for the 1971 Surf's Up album. Also, an interesting surprise was the unannounced pre-show performance that featured several of the grown children of The Beach Boys including Carnie and Wendy Wilson (Brian Wilson's daughters) of the '90s female vocal group Wilson Phillips. Performing a few Beach Boys songs, their lovely vocal harmonies definitely carried the essence of their fathers' unique sound.
Here's my friend, Janay, and I posing by one of those beach cruisin' Woodies. And yes, I wear white boots to all my concerts.
And of course, keeping true to this blog, we've got to throw in a few tunes from back in their heyday. Live in 1964, here's that memorable ballad "Surfer Girl" (you know, that song I thought was written for 7-year-old me).
And another from that same TV appearance, here's some more "Fun Fun Fun!"
Thank you to The Beach Boys for a special night of music we'll never forget!