Beach Boys, Rod Laver Arena, 31st August 2012
The Beach Boys have reached Australia on their 50th Anniversary tour and last night (August 31, 2012) played three hours of music history for fans for the first time with founder Brian Wilson in decades.
Of the founders, Brian Wilson is 70, Mike Love is 71. Al Jardine will turn 70 on Monday (September 3). Bruce Johnston, who joined the band in 1965, replacing Glen Campbell who had replaced Brian in the live band. Bruce is 70. The youngster in the band is David Marks. Marks was a neighbour of the Wilson’s and was briefly in the band from February 19672 until October 1963. He was 13 when he joined and 14 when he left and now he is back at age 64.
This is a special tour. After its over, who knows if we will ever see them together with Brian again.