Although Rock and Roll originated in the 40s and 50s, the Beach Boys emerged as forerunners of the genre in the 1960s. Their distinctive sound and influential contributions helped shape and define Rock and Roll for later generations to come. You’ve probably heard their timeless classic “Surfin’ USA,” a song that embodies the carefree spirit of beach culture. Being an iconic American band, the name “the Beach Boys” has resonated with people across the nation and has become synonymous with the sound of summer.
In the upcoming couple of months, the renowned and iconic band will be delighting fans with their legendary music at the historic Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. This beloved venue, built in the year 1927, has witnessed spectacular performances by notable artists like Taylor Hicks, the soulful St. Paul & the Broken Bones, the indie rock sensation Kings of Leon, the charismatic Harry Connick Jr., and the legendary blues icon B.B. King. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of music and experience the rich history of the Alabama Theatre. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable February 2020 concert!
The Boys will be another triumphant addition to the theater’s legacy, so to speak, when they grace the stage. They have undeniably solidified their place as a cherished and enduring presence in American music throughout the years. Originating in 1961, they drew inspiration from the vibrant tapestry of early rock and roll, as well as jazz, rhythm and blues, and a myriad of other genres. Over time, they not only became influential figures in the music scene but also achieved remarkable success, selling over 100 million records worldwide. With their unique brand of sound, they played an instrumental role in shaping the genre of surf music, ultimately contributing to the creation of the iconic “California Sound”. Their upcoming performance promises to be a captivating celebration of their remarkable musical journey.
The band has seen a constant ebb and flow of members throughout its history, each leaving their unique mark on its sound. One of the original members was Dennis Wilson, a talented musician who, unfortunately, battled with the demons of alcohol and drug abuse. His turbulent career was cut short by an accidental death in 1983, leaving an indelible void in the hearts of fans and fellow bandmates.
Today, the Beach Boys proudly carry on their musical legacy with two original members still in the lineup, namely Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. Together, they continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their timeless hits and harmonious melodies. And while the band has undoubtedly undergone changes, past members such as Carl Wilson, David Marks, Ricky Fataar, and Blondie Chaplin have each contributed their own creative brilliance to the Beach Boys’ rich tapestry of music. It’s a testament to the enduring spirit of this iconic band, as they weave through the currents of time, leaving a lasting musical legacy for generations to come.
Along with “Surfin’ USA” their hits include “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Good Vibrations,” “I Get Around,” “Kokomo” and a host of other singles.
The Beach Boys will play on February 12, 2020 at 8 p.m. Alabama Theatre is located 1817 Third Avenue North in Birmingham. Tickets can be bought online at Patch.com.
In addition to the onstage performances, fans will also be able to purchase merchandise and meet-and-greets with the band. Don’t miss your chance to see this legendary rock group live in concert!
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