I discovered the Beach Boys in 1963 while a sophomore in high school. I first saw them in Dallas in 1964 and have seen them eight or nine times since. I joined The Beach Boys Fan Club in the late 60's, and I have raised my three children to love and appreciate the Beach Boys and their music. When the Beatles first came to America, I did not like them because they got more publicity than the Beach Boys, but of course, I grew to love the Beatles eventually. But there was and never will be another band like the Beach Boys. I still miss Dennis and Carl very much, and I have dreamed of someday getting the chance to meet Mike or Brian or Al or Bruce. It may not happen in my lifetime, but there is always hope. I am excited about the new tour for 2012 and wish the best to all the group.
What are you listening to right now? The Warmth of the Sun. Next is Surfs Up.