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Win Beach Boys Video

Win Beach Boys Video

Who: The Beach Boys, America, Richard Clapton
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Author: Anthony Scully
When: Friday December 18, 1998

ONLY half of the original members remain, and one of the group's most distinctive voices, CARL WILSON, died earlier this year, but it seems the music of THE BEACH BOYS will live forever.

Playing this Friday night at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, with AMERICA and RICHARD CLAPTON, will be half of the members of the world's most famous harmonies group.

Guitarist/keyboard player BRUCE JOHNSTON, who replaced founder BRIAN WILSON in the 1970s, will join lead singer MIKE LOVE and guitarist DAVE MARKS on stage this week.

(Pictured from left) Johnston, Love and Marks had as much to do with The Beach Boys' success as the Wilson brothers, the harmonisers who formed the band with their cousin (Love) and friend Al Jardine in 1961.

Marks, who was with the group for three years replaced Jardine who left the band to finish University, Jardine returning to the group after it became successful.

Marks has again replaced Jardine for this tour, which also feature television star JOHN STAMOS on drums.

Drummer Dennis Wilson, the only member of the group who surfed, drowned in 1983. Brian Wilson withdrew from the group in 1964, eventually replaced by Johnston, but continued writing until 1966.

There have been 26 Beach Boys albums, excluding greatest hits compilations, and the band's story is one of the most inspiring and tragic in rock and roll.

CAPITOL RECORDS has released a new documentary THE BEACH BOYS - ENDLESS HARMONY billed as 'the definitive story of the Beach Boys in their own words'.

ENDLESS HARMONY also features archival footage from the PET SOUNDS era and from their European tours. The 105-minute film contains 40 songs and rare early footage.

TE has five copies, valued at $29.95 each, to give away. To go in the draw, send an envelope, with your name, address and telephone number on the back, to BEACH BOYS VIDEO GIVEAWAY, PO Box 200, Newcastle, 2300.

Or enter on-line at www.nnp.com.au TE

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