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The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary World Tour Stopped Through Atlantic City


“Good Vibrations” were felt at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa over the weekend when The Beach Boys brought their 50th Anniversary World Tour to Atlantic City. Known as America’s first pop band, The Beach Boys have delighted fans with their famous harmonies and classic songs for half a century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are icons in the industry and a special part of music history. Their songs were first heard on juke boxes and radios across the country, instantly captivating young audiences with their catchy tunes about romance, cars and surfing. Now, fans old and new are celebrating this amazing accomplishment with the founding members, who have reunited for an international tour.Beach Boys photo credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Formed in 1961, The Beach Boys were originally comprised of three teenaged brothers: Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson along with their cousin Mike Love and school friend Al Jardine. In 1962, neighbor David Marks joined but left in late 1963. Then in 1965, Bruce Johnston joined the band when Brian Wilson retired from touring to focus on writing and producing for the group.

Five decades later, the band reunited performing to a sold out crowd at Bogata’s Event Center, treating those in attendance to an indoor beach party. Donning shirts with flowers, shorts and sandals, fans enjoyed fruity cocktails, danced in the aisles to their favorite tunes and even tossed around a couple of beach balls in the audience.

With 14 musicians on-stage including all of the living original band members, The Beach Boys sang over 40 of their hits including “Surfer Girl,” “Good Vibrations,” Help Me, Rhonda,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Surfin USA,” “Kokomo,” “Getcha Back,” “California Girls,” “Heroes and Villains,” “Be True to Your School,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Forever,” “Barbara Ann,” “Sail On Sailor” and “Fun, Fun, Fun.”

The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary World Tour is the first major outing for Brian Wilson in more than two decades. During the performance, the band also remembered the late Wilson brothers Carl and Dennis with video tributes. In honor of their milestone, Wilson, Love, Jardine, Marks and Johnston recorded a new studio album which includes the new hit “That’s Why God Made The Radio” which is also the title of the new album due out June 5. Featuring eleven new songs produced by Wilson and executive produced by Love; it’s the band’s 29th studio album and the first in decades which features all of the band’s surviving original members.

For 50 years, The Beach Boys have offered the perfect soundtrack to summer all year long. With their fan base continuing to grow, the legendary rock and roll band is embarking on a new adventure as they journey into the future. The Beach Boys’ classic hits have transcended generations and their enduring legacy has truly stood the test of time.

Veronica Dudo is an award-winning journalist covering everything from breaking news to red carpet celebrity interviews. Follow her on Twitter @VeronicaDudo and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Veronica-Dudo/193258274047563

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Photo Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa