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Beach Boys reuniting to mark golden anniversary in 2012

December 30, 2011 - London

The surviving members of band 'The Beach Boys' are planning to reunite in 2012 to celebrate their golden anniversary year, commemorating their first important record deal with the Capitol label.

Chartbusters like Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Wouldn't It Be Nice and Help Me Rhonda had established the band as a serious challenge to The Beatles, who had dominated the US at that time.

It has been a five-decade roller-coaster ride for them - or, as Brian puts it, 'a rock 'n' roller-coaster' - with the many incredible highs interspersed with rows, tragedies, legal wrangles and personal problems.

"We are making a new studio album, re-issuing a lot of our hits, and in April we will embark on a 50-date world tour,' the Daily Mail quoted Brian, one of the band members as saying.

"And, yes, we are planning to play in the UK," he added.

Brian, Mike and Al will be the only original members who will be present for the tour as drummer Dennis drowned, aged 39, in 1983, and Carl lost his battle with Lung Cancer in 1997, at the age of 51.

Bruce Johnston and David Marks, two fellow Californians who have been in and out of the band since the early Sixties, will substitute them.


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