Following the announcement that Jeff Beck is guesting on his upcoming Capitol Records studio album, Brian Wilson co-founder of The Beach Boys has announced that the guitar icon will be joining him at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 20th. Brian’s former band mates Al Jardine & David Marks fresh off last year’s successful Beach Boys’s 50th Anniversary tour will join Wilson and Beck for an evening of historical collaboration.
“Jeff is one of the most amazing guitarists I’ve ever worked with and his vibe is inspiring” says Wilson. “I feel like this is a cool continuation of what we did last year with the exciting addition of Jeff Beck. We’ve got some new tunes we want to try out on a live crowd as well as doing some great music from our catalogues.”
Wilson, Jardine and Marks will be diving into The Beach Boys rich catalogue and Beck will join them on some of his favorite Beach Boys songs as well as performing a jewel from Brian’s upcoming album. Beck will also be performing a set of his own classics with his stellar band.
Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian
Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever… nine consecutive gold albums that featured such classics as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “California Girls”…just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, The Beach Boys.
Known as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock, Jeff Beck was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).
Jardine was originally The Beach Boys rhythm guitarist and middle-range harmony vocalist and is well known for his lead vocal on the # 1 hit “Help Me Rhonda.” Continuing with his contributions to the Friends album, Jardine wrote or co-wrote a number of songs for The Beach Boys, varying in style from straight-ahead rockers like “Susie Cincinnati” to Wilsonesque mid-tempo harmony efforts like “Island Girl,” among others. David Marks was part of The Beach Boys line-up, at age 13, when they signed with Capitol Records in 1962. Marks performed on the band’s first four albums, playing rhythm guitar and toured with the group. He most recently appeared last year on The Beach Boys album, ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’ and 50th Anniversary tour.