The Beach Boys Performed First Pro Concert 53 Years Ago
By Space Coast Daily // January 1, 2015
first ever pro concert dec. 31, 1961
ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM – On Dec. 31, 1961, the Beach Boys, with their entire career stretched out before them, was paid to deliver that soul-stirring sound to a live audience for the very first time.
The Beach Boys, John Stamos Will Rock Port Canaveral January 10
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Brevard Productions, Inc. and Space Coast Daily announced that John Stamos will join The Beach Boys when they appear at Port Canaveral on January 10.
Stamos is an actor, singer and musician best known for his work in television, especially in his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the ABCsitcom Full House.
Since the show’s finale in 1995, Stamos has appeared in numerous television films and series. From 2006 to 2009, Stamos had a starring role on the NBC medical drama ER as Dr. Tony Gates.
In September 2009, he began playing the role of Albert in the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie. In 2013, he assumed a recurring role in season three of the USA Network television series Necessary Roughness, which stars Callie Thorne. In 2014 he is starring in the upcoming ABC primetime soap opera Members Only.
Stamos, who plays the drums, keyboard, guitar, bass and various percussion instruments, has performed with The Beach Boys since 1985.
In 1988, he appeared in their video for “Kokomo,” in which he played both the conga drums and the steel drums. In 1990, he played drums for them on the title track of the comedy, “Problem Child.”
In 1992, he sang lead vocals on a new version of “Forever” for their album Summer in Paradise. The song was originally written and sung by Beach Boy Dennis Wilson and released in 1970.
The song was also featured twice on Full House. The first was a recording sung at his character’s wedding, while the second was a recording sung for his character’s twin sons.
The 1992 music video, titled “Forever by Jesse and the Rippers,” featured Stamos predominantly. Three of The Beach Boys members are shown singing harmonies with Stamos: Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston and Mike Love.
Since the 1990s, Stamos has regularly performed with The Beach Boys, such as during their summer tours, playing drums and guitar, and singing along on some of their hit songs, like “Forever.”
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Ticketmaster is selling General Admission tickets at $29, Silver VIP reserved seats at $69 and Gold VIP reserved seats at $99. VIP ticket holders will receive special service and concessions at the concert.
The GOLD VIP seats are the first rows of seats in front of the stage, the SILVER VIP seats are the next 25 rows of seats and the General Admission tickets are for the lawn area, where people can bring blankets to be seated.
VIP PARKING PASSES, which are right next to the VIP seating area, are also available through Ticketmaster.
“This will be the fourth time, over the past 25 years, that we have been lucky enough to produce a Beach Boys concert here in our home community of Brevard County,” said Giles Malone, partner with Brevard Productions, Inc.
“The Beach Boys music is magical and truly timeless. It’s always fun to see the smiling faces in the audience from generations of Beach Boys fans. There are not too many bands still touring and rockin’, who can say that they are loved by multiple generations within families. They are a national treasure.”
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Tickets are now on sale to the public through www.Ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-653-8000 or 321-323-4460.
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