|The Beach Boys 50 year reunion tour|
is under way and will be playing at
the Santa Barbara Bowl May 28th.
With all the excitement going on,
I just can't help but reflect on
their 1983, Spirit of America Tour
30 years ago.
|Chuck Williams aka BB1, Sharrie and Gene|
at The Beach Boys Spirit of America
tour in 1983. The reason we didn't have to wear
our backstage passes, is because
when we're with Chuck, we didn't need to.
The Capitol Years, was a Beach Boys box set, only available as an import in the United States for $99.99. However, Chuck aka BB1, called his old friend, Mike Love, who arranged for him to be the first to have it.
I don't know what ever happened to Gene's t-shirt, but I know Chuck still has his in pristine condition and pulls it out for special occasions.
With the upcoming 50th Anniversary tour and album, it's appropriate to pay tribute to one of the founding members of the band. R.I.P. Dennis!
The Drummer. A new movie being made about Dennis Wilson follows the last six years of his life, leading up to his death in 1983.
I know Chuck will be at the Santa Barbara Bowl concert next week and will take pictures for me to post, so stay tuned for more fun, fun, fun stories about Chuck aka BB1 and the Beach Boys live.
Check out a couple of posts I have done on Dennis Wilson and the Beach Boys, just click on links below.