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You're fired! Three Beach Boys
founding members dumped by
the band's frontman Mike
Love... via Public statement

Daily Mail [UK], by Hanna Flint

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Posted By:GOPJihad, 9/26/2012 5:25:12 PM

Three of the founding members of the Beach Boys have been unceremoniously dumped midway through their UK tour. Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks were informed of the news via a statement issued by Mike Love - the band's frontman and Wilson's cousin - that the tour would be continuing without them. Their places will be filled by Bruce Johnston - a second generation member - and a selection of session musicians. The statement read: 'The post-50th anniversary configuration will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. The 50th Reunion Tour was designed to be

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Whenever someone someday publishes the "Big Book of Rock & Roll Villains" a large chapter will be dedicated to Mike Love.

How do you fire Brian Wilson from his own band? Granted, he's not the same creative force he was at the age of 24, but... Geeze...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 9/26/2012 5:29:51 PM     (No. 8892043)

I guess they got tired of having him perform with his walker?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/26/2012 5:31:38 PM     (No. 8892047)

Reminds me of the bumper sticker you'd see from time to time driving around Beverly Hills during the 1970s:

"Warning: I brake for Brian Wilson."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Reilly, 9/26/2012 5:34:33 PM     (No. 8892058)


I'd rather not get into it. Beach Boys and 57 Chevys are in the pantheon. These old geezers aren't boys anymore. There's your problem.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/26/2012 5:46:13 PM     (No. 8892074)

So Love did this in the middle of the UK tour?
Ha. How'd you like to have tickets to the next show? "Got refund?"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 9/26/2012 6:08:30 PM     (No. 8892121)

The Beach Oy!s



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Reply 6 - Posted by: MarinMike, 9/26/2012 6:16:47 PM     (No. 8892139)

While waiting for the intelligent programming that follows his show I was listening to the Alan Combs show one evening. He was interviewing the Boy's about the upcoming 50th anniversary fleece, I mean tour. It did bring back some pleasant memories, and for once Skeletor sounded reasonable, but I thought this ain't gonna work.

I was glad when coast to coast came on so I get some undistorted facts about UFO's

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Reply 7 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 9/26/2012 6:20:57 PM     (No. 8892146)

I saw them this summer with Al, Brian and David, and it was a very enjoyable show. Al's voice and Brian's voice and songwriting were huge parts of their classic sound. Mike owns the band name and can do what he wants with it, but it's a real shame.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 9/26/2012 6:22:43 PM     (No. 8892149)

I read Brian Wilson's book from 1991. If even half of the stuff in there about Mike Love is true, then he is a complete and total lowlife.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rubberneck, 9/26/2012 6:28:43 PM     (No. 8892162)

I've seen the Beach Boys on numerous occasions... since the 60s, although admittedly not for 10 or 12 years.

Mike Love cracked jokes, was "lead" vocalist for a few novelty tunes, and played 4 notes on a saxophone. He was entertaining, but was a peripheral part of the group compared with the Wilson brothers.

Whatever. I'm a fan, but nowadays am totally satisfied to be a recorded music fan of theirs.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sinic, 9/26/2012 7:45:03 PM     (No. 8892282)

They were the 1st band I got into....early 60s. I still have their 1st albums, and will cherish them forever. Every once in a while, I think about the 1st girl I fell head over heels for and the song we both loved...God Only Knows. But, truth be told, the day Carl died...it was over. The brothers were great...period. Brian's a genius, but he's also crackers. I never really cared for Mike Love...he's always been the "Lounge Lizard" type. And he's not really all that talented.

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