Fifty years into their career, the Beach Boys are still making waves on Billboard charts.
This week, they best the Beatles for a Billboard 200 album chart record.
As their reunion set, “That’s Why God Made the Radio” (their first album of all-new material since 1992), bursts onto the chart at No. 3, the Beach Boys break a record by expanding their span of Billboard 200 top 10s to 49 years and one week. They first graced the top 10 with “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the week of June 15, 1963.
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Beach Boys Beat the Beatles for Billboard 200 Record – Chart Beat | Billboard.com.
Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who went on to write songs and record several hits during a solo career, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. He was 65.
Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch’s wife found him with a chest wound at their south Nashville home around 12:15 p.m.
Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976, and had hits including “Sentimental Lady” in 1977 and “Ebony Eyes” in 1978.
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The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, David Marks, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston) appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, June 6, 2012. The ‘Boys sang their new single “That’s Why God Made the Radio.” Click on the link below to see the full episode.
The Dixie Cups (“Chapel of Love,” “Iko Iko”) are appearing at the KOOL Summer of Fun Kick-Off Festival & Car Show at the Cannery Casino, Las Vegas, NV this Saturday, May 26. The show starts at 4:00 PM. Appearing on the same bill are Shades of Blue (“Oh How Happy”), The Buckinghams (“Kind of a Drag”), and Gary Lewis & The Playboys (“This Diamond Ring”). Admission is free.
R.I.P. Robin Gibb, 22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012
R.I.P. Donna Summer, December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012
Awesome performances by The Beach Boys on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (May 7, 2012). The Boys sang “In My Room,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and their brand-new single, “That’s Why God Made the Radio.”
“In My Room”
“That’s Why God Made the Radio”
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
The newest CD release by Ron Dante of The Archies is now on sale. Favorites, originally released in 2000, is now available in an enhanced version with bonus tracks, including several brand-new, never-before-released cuts. To read all about it, please visit Laura’s Ron Dante Fan Pages where you will find a link to listen to sound samples and order your very own copy.
Imagine, just for a moment, that you are Andy Kim.
Make believe that you are a singer/songwriter who left your native Montreal as a teenager in the mid-60s, traveling to New York City where you met your musical idol, Jeff Barry; teamed up with him to record several Top 40 hits (“How’d We Ever Get This Way,” “Baby, I Love You,” “Be My Baby”) for his record label and to write a song that would sell in the millions, and become Record of the Year for 1969 (“Sugar, Sugar”); and composed, produced, recorded and released what would become your signature song and an international hit in 1974 (“Rock Me Gently”). Pretend that your songs and recordings endure to this day, continually being discovered by new generations of fans. And imagine that there’s probably not an hour that goes by when at least one of your songs isn’t playing somewhere in the world.
Now – if you were Andy Kim, what would you do to top all that?
Here’s a little secret …
(To finish reading my review of singer-songwriter Andy Kim’s new CD, Happen Again, please click on the link to visit my Andy Kim Fan Page.)