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Echo in the Canyon review – hopelessly lazy LA rock doc
Brian Wilson, Beck and Eric Clapton are among the star contributors, but the story of Laurel Canyon’s folk-rock scene remains a mystery – and where’s Joni?

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

05, Jun, 2020 @9:15 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 11, The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
It captured the mumbled inarticulacy and heightened feelings of love, but also the sound of a culture changing

Laura Barton

22, May, 2020 @7:58 AM

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Brian Wilson boycotts Beach Boys over hunting convention
Touring version of Beach Boys led by Mike Love due to play at ‘trophy hunting’ event featuring Donald Trump Jr

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, Feb, 2020 @9:40 AM

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Brian Wilson postpones US tour due to 'mental insecurity'
Beach Boys singer has been ‘struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don’t mean’ but intends to make return this year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Jun, 2019 @8:11 AM

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And the band played on: how to grow old gracefully in pop
Madonna may have hit a birthday milestone but, from Johnny Cash’s stark admission of age to Paul McCartney’s embrace of hip young things, there’s ways to keep your music fresh

Alexis Petridis

22, Aug, 2018 @10:00 AM

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As Time Goes By by Derek Taylor review – a poignant insight into the Beatles
This updated memoir from the Fab Four’s press officer is an astute but self-effacing take on a unique era

Bob Stanley

08, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Brian Wilson review – still surf pop’s golden Boy
The great Beach Boy looks frail but sounds fantastic, 17 months into his farewell tour

Kitty Empire

06, Aug, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Brian Wilson review – frail Beach Boy isn't made for these times
The band are fantastic, the songs often euphoric – but Brian Wilson is a diminished and troubling presence at the heart of this Beach Boys revue

Alexis Petridis

02, Aug, 2017 @12:15 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about songwriting
This week a playlist of songs where musicians look inwards at the process and outwards at their songwriting heroes – from Bryan Wilson to Bob Dylan

Sheila Deane

20, Oct, 2016 @11:00 AM

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I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir by Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman; Good Vibrations: My Life As a Beach Boy by Mike Love – review
Humility and ego characterise these two warring sides of the Beach Boys story

Sean O'Hagan

16, Oct, 2016 @7:00 AM

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New band of the week: Pavo Pavo (No 117) wistful, retro pop harks back to the 70s
Bittersweet romances and the passage of time are themes reflected in the mysterious, vintage, modern-rock sound of five friends from Brooklyn

Paul Lester

29, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Pitchfork festival review – jazz, psychedelia and humping clowns
Reflecting the way discerning listeners are becoming ever more eclectic, the festival laid on a bewildering variety of bands from Savages to Sun Ra Arkestra

Mark Guarino

18, Jul, 2016 @4:03 PM

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