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October, November, December 1998

Updated 12/30/98
  Al Jardine recently did an interview with Jim Freek for BAMM Magazine
                   A transcript of the interview can be read here.
                                        Al In BAMM
 

  Updated 12/27/98

   This weeks Billboard Online has this to say about the late Carl Wilson in a
                                 section titled "Passings"

     Beach Boys guitarist Carl Wilson, in Los Angeles. Along with his older
    brothers Brian and Dennis, and cousin Mike Love, Carl was a founding
  member of the Beach Boys in 1961 and became the group's "anchor." He
   recorded his first lead vocal in 1965, and his singing became increasingly
 prominent the following year. He took the lead on "God Only Knows," a key
 track on "Pet Sounds," and shared lead vocals with Mike Love on the No. 1
                                  hit "Good Vibrations."

            Also in this weeksBillboard Online, in a year end poll of the
    magazine'swriters and editors of the top albums of 1998, International
      Editor in Chief Adam White chose Brian Wilson's Imagination as the
  number 1 album of theyear and Paul Sexton, London Contributing Editor
                                       picked it as his
                                     number 5 choice.

                                        Updated 12/26/98

 Brian is on the cover of Decemberissue of 20th Century Guitar Magazine. It
 features two very good articles on Brian including an interview with him. It's
    available at Barnes and Noble and other fine book and magazine stores.
 
 

        Also check out the latest sound files added to the "Sounds" page.
 

                                         Updated 12/22/98

 The Beach Boys: The Lost Concertwill be shown on the AMCcable channel
    on January 2 ,1999.  It's a 30 minute program featuring nine songs that
     supposedly was originally shown on a closed circuit broadcast in movie
   theaters in 1964. AMC will follow it with a showing ofGirls On The Beach
    and then at 4:00AM on Sunday Jan 3 (late night Sat/early Sun)they will
                                    repeat the concert.
                                       thanks to Alice Amore

   A Brian Wilson Home Video, IMAGINATION, is scheduled to be released
 on January 15th as  a companion to the album and PBS special of the same
  name. Apparently this will include more footage than was seen in either of
 the previously shown versions, since it has a running time of 60 minutes and
  the PBS version ran approximately 44 minutes and the VH1 version ran 23
                                           minutes.
                                   Year/Program Street
                     Title Running Time Catalog No. Date Price
            Brian Wilson 1999/ 60 mins. VHS/ 3-38508 1/15/99 $19.98
                                       "Imagination"
                                          thanks to TAD
 

                                         Updated 12/21/98

Al Jardine's Beach Boys Family And Friends will be featured on the Tuesday
 December 22 edition of Entertainment Tonight Check your local listings for
time and channel. They also made an appearance at a charity benefit on Dec
                                  18. Here is the set list .
                                     I Can Hear Music (Carnie)
                                        Do It Again (Matt)
                                          Darlin' (Carnie)
                                      Come Go With Me (Al)
                                        I Get Around (Matt)
                                     Girl Don't Tell Me (Adam)
                                       Surfer Girl (Group/Al)
                                 Don't Worry Baby (Wendy & Matt)
                                       Monday Monday (Al)
                                       In My Room (Group)
                            God Only Knows (Carnie & Wendy, Matt & Al)
                                         Sloop John B (Al)
                                     Wouldn't It Be Nice (Matt)
                                      Good Vibrations (Matt)
                                       Help Me Rhonda (Al)
                                       Little Saint Nick (Al)

                                     thanks to Eric Anniversario
 
 

                                        Updated 12/17/98

    You can find an article on Brian plus a picture of him onstage with the
                        Wondermints at Rollingstone Network
 
 

                                        Updated 12/16/98

  This is the latest concert schedule for the upcoming Brian Wilson tour. Note the date and venue
                                     change for Milwaukee.

                        02/19/99   Milwaukee WI     Pabst Theater
                        02/20/99   Minneapolis MN  State Theatre
                        02/24/99   New York  NY  Beacon Theatre
                        02/25/99   New York  NY  Beacon Theatre
                        02/27/99   Pittsburgh  PA  A.J. Palumbo Center
                        02/28/99   Toledo OH  Stranahan Theatre
                        03/01/99   Cleveland  OH  Allen Theater
                        03/03/99   Washington  DC  DAR Constitution Hall
                        03/05/99   Upper Darby  PA Tower Theatre
                        03/06/99   Boston  MA Orpheum Theatre
                        03/07/99   Uncasville  CT  Mohegan Sun Casino
                       03/09/99   Ann Arbor  MI  Michigan Theater
                        03/10/99   Rosemont  IL  Rosemont Theatre

                                        Updated 12/15/98

                  Add this date to Brian's upcoming tour schedule
            March 1, 1999   Allen Theater Cleveland OH
   Though this has not been "officially" announced, it appears to be a good
                                             date

                                        Updated 12/12/98

                     Ticket info for Brian Wilson Tour

    Ticketmastercurrently has three concerts listed on their
                                         website.:

            Feb 27 1999 7:30PM PALUMBO CENTER
                                PITTSBURGH PA
      Mar 9 1999 7:30PMMICHIGAN THEATRE ANN
                                      ARBOR MI
         Mar 10 1999 8:00PM ROSEMONT THEATRE
                          ROSEMONT(Chicago) IL

 Tickets for Rosemont have been on sale since last week, Pittsburgh went on
sale today at 10:00am and Michigangoes on sale tomorrow (Sunday Dec.13 )
    at 12:00PM  . A report in the St Paul Pioneer Press on 12/4 said tickets
  would also be on sale today for the Feb, 20 1999 Minneapolis concert , but
  there is no mention of this at Ticketmaster as of 12:00PM today.It is quite
 possible that tickets for this concert are not being sold through Ticketmaster
             or that the date for ticket sales was incorrectly reported.

   Also , check out the new RA files added to the "sounds"
                                            page.
 

                                        Updated 12/9/98

                         Confirmed Brian Tour Dates
                           Feb. 20 -- Minneapolis, MN (State Theater)
                           Feb. 21 -- Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom)
                            Feb. 24 -- New York, NY (Beacon Theater)
                            Feb. 25 -- New York, NY (Beacon Theater)
                           Feb. 27 -- Pittsburgh, PA (Palumbo Theater)
                           Feb. 28 -- Toledo, OH (Stranahan Theater)
                         March 3 -- Washington, DC (Constitution Hall)
                          March 4 -- Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theater)
                           March 6 -- Boston, MA (Orpheum Theater)
                        March 7 -- Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Resort)
                          March 9 -- Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan Theater)
                          March 10 -- Chicago, IL (Rosemont Theater)
                                          thanks to MDH

                                        Updated 12/8/98
   The Brian Wilson "Imagination" special will be running in Canada on the
   Much More Music station on  Wed Dec. 9 at 10PM EST- Thurs. Dec  10
                                     -1AM EST and at
                              2PM EST on Thurs. the 10th.

                                        Updated 12/4/98

  As reported here on November 21, Brian will be appearing in Minneapolis
 Feb 20th, according to a report  in the St. Paul Pioneer Press Today, tickets
 go on sale Dec 12th. Brian was originally scheduled to appear in Tampa FL
 on this date . No word on when or if he will appear in Tampa at a later date
                               Thanks to Jim Kivel for the report

      Brian performed at the National Academy Of Songwriters Dinneron
    Wednesday, where he also received a lifetime achievement award. with
     daughters Wendy and Carnie , along with Jeff Foskett, he sang In My
      Room, Lay Down Burden and Do It Again. Foskett's appearance is
    noteworthy in that he might be the frontrunner to replace Christopher
       Cross who withdrew from Brian's upcoming tour a few weeks ago.
                            Thanks to Scott Bauman who attended the event
 

                                        Updated 12/3/98

     The fan organisation Beach Boys Britain has organised a Carl Wilson
                  Tribute with all profits going to cancer charities.
                                    Click for full details
 
 

      Finally got confirmation that Brian does indeed have a
     concert scheduled for March 10, 1999 in Chicago at the
    Rosemont Theater. Ticketmaster has information posted.
 

                           PBS STATIONS ADDED
  Please check back often as more stations are being added
                                       all day long

   Long Island, NY  WLIV Channel 21 Sat. Dec.,12 10:30PM (time approx)

           Minneapolis/St.Paul  KTCA Channel 2 Dec. 12 at 10:00PM

           Syracuse ,NY  WCNY  Dec. 8 at 10:30 PM, Dec. 10 at 7 PM
                   Connecticut Public Television Dec. 12  7:00PM
                  St Louis, MO KETC Channel 9 Dec 5 10:30PM
     Colorado Springs, CO Channel 23 Dec. 2,  8:30PM, Dec. 3 12:30AM
                Provo, UTKBYU-TV Channel 11 Dec. 8 at 9:30 pm
                 Dayton, Ohio Channel 14 and 16 Dec. 3, 10:00PM
           Denver,CO KRMA Channel 6 -- Tuesday, Dec. 1, 9:30 PM.
     Fort Myers/Naples FLWCGU Channel 3 and 30 Dec. 5 10:30PM (60
                                           minutes)
               San Francisco, CA KQED Channel 9 Dec. 2 10:00PM
                  Chicago, ILWTTW  Channel 11 Dec. 7 10:15PM
           Los Angeles, CA KCET   Dec 10 9:30PM  , Dec 11 2:30AM

                                        Updated 11/29/98
                 Imagination Special On PBS Affiliates
 Although there is a national date for PBS affiliates to show the Imagination
     special, some have chosen to show it on different dates and some have
chosen not to show it at all. Disclaimer: These times and dates were accurate
    as of 11/29/98. This site is not responsible for any last minute changes in
                                         scheduling.

          Here are some PBS affiliates that ARE showing it  and when.

   Georgia GPTV-Georgia Public Television - MONDAY NOV 30 10PM No
                            Channels available (60 Minutes)
New JerseyNJN Public Television -SATURDAY DEC.5 -6:30PMChannels 23
   and 52 -(60minutes) Covers all of New Jersey and also is seen in parts of
                               Philadelphia and New York
    Detroit, Michigan Detroit Public Television WTVS - MONDAY DEC. 7
        -9:30pm and 1:30am (early Tues Dec8) Channel 56 (60minutes)
    Philadelphia, Pa. WHYY PBS - WED DEC.9 -12:30AM (late Tues/early
                             Wed) Channel 12 (30 minutes)
           Plattsburgh, New York WCFE PBS - WED.DEC 2 -8:00PM
           Channel 57(65 minutes) Upstate New York and into Canada
               Alabama Public Television  Dec 9 8:00PM 60 minutes
  Indianapolis IN WFYI TV 20 Dec 1, 10:00PM Dec.2 7:00PM , Dec 7, 8:30
                                      PM  60 Minutes
        Wichita, KansasKTPS Channel 8    Dec 8, 10:00PM 60 Minutes
    East Lansing, MI WKAR Channel 23 Dec 5, 9PM  Dec 8, 11:30PM 60
                                           Minutes
        Boston MA, WGBH TV  Channel 2  Dec 2 9:00PM (60 minutes)
         Nashville, TN WDCN  Channel 8 Dec. 6, 9:30PM (60 Minutes)
  Reno, NVKNBP Channel 5 Dec 12 8:25PM (Blocked out for 3hours and 5
                                           minutes)
   New Hampshire Public Television   Dec 9 10:30PM (Blocked for 2 hours)
     Cleveland, OHWVIZChannel 25 Dec 5 10:30PM  Dec 7, 2:00AM (late
                                     Dec6/early Dec7)
             Providence RI WSBE -TV Channel 36  Dec 11 10:30PM
      South CarolinaSCETVChannel 35 Sat Dec 5 10:30PM(60 Minutes)
                      Amarillo TX KACV  Thurs Dec 3 9:50PM
    Vermont Public Televison VPTSun Dec 6 9:30PM ,Sat Dec 12 7:00PM
        Norfolk VA WRHO TV  Channel 15 Sat, December 5, 10:00 p.m.
                     Pullman, WAKWSU-TV/10 Dec 8 10:30PM
        West Virginia Public TV WVPTV Dec 4, 9:00PM Dec 5, 1:00am
                   Madison WI  WPTV  Thurs. Dec 10, 11:00PM
              Milwaukee WI MPTV Channel 10 Sat Dec 5, 10:00PM
 
 
 
 

                                        Updated 11/23/98
  Read the transcript from Bruce Johnston's AOL chat from November 23
                                  CHAT TRANSCRIPT

                                        Updated 11/21/98

  Christopher Crosswill not be a part of Brian's on again off again on again
 concert tour scheduled to begin this February, at least as of today. Here are
  a few dates that seem to be close to being set,including some changes from
 the original schedule posted earlier on this site.. However, since nothing has
    officially been announced, please consider them tentative and subject to
                                        more change.

                               February 20  Minneapolis, MN TBA
                         February 22  Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre
                        February 24 & 25  New York, NY Beacon Theatre
                             March 6 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre

                                        Updated 11/20/98

   Brian's historic and controversial appearance on Saturday Night Live will
       apparently finally be getting a repeat showing this week, Saturday
   night/Sunday morning,following the broadcast of the regular showing of
SNL. Brian performed Back Home, Good Vibrations and introduced Love Is
   A Woman on this show.(thanks to Matthew Moore) Check you local listings since many
                      stations choose to run the old show at different times

                                 Brian To Receive Award
                               From Billboard Magazine 11/20/98

         Brian Wilson, Johnny Cash,and Jeff Barry are to receive lifetime
 achievement honors from the National Academy of Songwriters at a benefit
        dinner to be held Dec. 2 at L.A.'s Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
     Performers will include Wilson and his daughters Wendy and Carnie.

                                        Updated 11/17/98

 TV listings for the coming week show 'The Beach Boys" as being scheduled
   to appear on the Regis and Kathy Lee show this Monday, November 23.
 They are in Hollywood this weekend taping shows for the coming week. It is
    presumed this is Al Jardines "Friends and Family" version of the Beach
                Boys. Check your local listings for time and station.

                                        Updated 11/14/98
   A brand new website has opened , dedicated to Mike Love and the Mike
               Love Fan Club at : http://www.mikelovefanclub.com/

    Bruce Johnston will be doing a live chat on AOL on Monday Nov. 23 at
           9:00PM  according to a report from BBFC president Alice.
 

 It appears that there may be some PBS affiliates that do not intend to show
      the Brian Wilson Imagination  special during their pledge drive. It is
 important that we call our local PBS stations and let them know we want to
 see the show as soon as possible since programming schedules for December
are just about ready to go. You can find phone numbers and e-mail addesses
                   of most PBS affiliates at this link - PBS Stations
 

                                        Updated 11/08/98

    Don't forget this Tuesday, Nov.10 is the night for Front Row Center III
 featuring Brian and Deana Carter on TNN at 10:00PM Eastern time. As of
   now there is no scheduled repeat showing so make sure you don't miss it.

      The next wave of releases from the Sea Of Tunes collection has been
                   "announced". Coming soon are the following:
   Unsurpassed Masters Volumes 13 and 14 -Two four disc sets called "The
                       Alternate Pet Sounds" Volumes 1 and 2
       Beach Boys LIVE Box  (1965-68)Three CD set featuring the entire
                                     Michigan concert.
                                     Thanks to "Mike"

   Some sad news to report. Singer Warren Wiebe, a man billed as the best
 singer never to have a recording contract by Quincy Jones, passed away on
   Sunday October 25. Why am I mentioning this here? Well, the only tie to
 Brian or the Beach Boys is that Warren is the only person to have recorded
      the song "Is There A Chance" , written by Brian and David Foster,
 whichcan be found on Fosters "River Of Love" cd.Warren had a wonderful
  voice and managed to succeed as a singer in spite of his personal handicap.
 

      WILSON PERFORMANCES TO BE TELEVISED
                                       From Billboard 11/4/98
   A joint concert special/documentary about Brian Wilson will be broadcast
   Dec. 9 on educational TV channel PBS. "Brian Wilson: Imagination" will
     chronicle the Beach Boy's May 1998 performance in St. Charles, Ill.;
    included will be live renditions of such classics as "California Girls" and
     "Don't Worry Baby" as well as newer tunes "Your Imagination" and
    "South American." Interspersed throughout the program will be brief
  interviews with other musicians, among them Elvis Costello, the Barenaked
   Ladies, and Jimmy Buffett, all of whom will discuss Wilson's influence on
                                         rock'n'roll.

    In other Wilson news, a concert with the pop legend and country artist
   Deana Carter will air Nov. 10 at 10:00pm Eastern Time, on The Nashville
 Network. During the special, which will be part of the channel's "Front Row
   Center" series, the pair will perform hits for their solo albums, as well as
  duet on Carter tracks "We Danced Anyway" and "Strawberry Wine" and
     Wilson tunes "In My Room" and "Lay Down Burden." As of now, no
                     repeat has been scheduled, so don't miss it!

   There is a site for polical candidate Barbara Boxer that features musical
  performances by supporters, one being none other than Brian Wilson. It is
    in Real Audio with video , you can (almost) see and here Brian perform
 California Girls alone at a piano, apparently in one of his homes. Here is the
                                       link to the site.
                                         Concert Link
 

   Lauri Klobas of Break Away has resigned her position with Brian Wilson
  Productions , effective immediately. I want to thank her for all of the help
  she gave in support of this site. She provided a direct link to Brian for all of
                                us fans. Good luck, Lauri.

 As reported here earlier, Brian will be touring , starting on
      Feb,19 of next year. Here is the tentative schedule as             reported by Break Away with Brian Wilson

               Friday, February 19 Miami  Pompano Beach Theater
                 Saturday, February 20  Tampa/Clearwater   TBD
                Monday, February 22 Ann Arbor Michigan Theater
                   Tuesday, Februay 23 Cleveland Palace Theatre
                Wednesday, February 24 New YorkBeacon Theatre
                 Thursday, February 25 New York Beacon Theatre
                     Saturday, February 27 Wallingford Oakdale
          Monday, March 1Hamilton, Ontario Hamilton Place Theatre
              Wednesday, March 3 Washington DC Constitution Hall
                   Thursday, March 4 PhiladelphiaTower Theatre
                    Saturday, March 6 Boston Orpheum Theatre
                  Sunday, March 7 Ucasville Mohegan Sun Resort
                    Tuesday, March 9 Minneapolis State Theatre
                   Wednesday, March 10 Chicago House of Blues
                     Saturday March 13 San Francisco Fillmore
                       Sunday  March 14 Los Angeles Wiltern
                        Monday March 15 Los Angeles Wiltern
                     Wednesday March 17 San Diego Spreckles
 

   Brianis featured on the cover of the latest edition of EQ Magazine, Issue
                    Ten. It is available at most major bookstores.
 
 
 

                    According to Break Away with Brian Wilson,
 "South American"will be released to radio in Europe in early November.  At
   the current time, this is scheduled to be only a radio release...  the promo
 disk will contain three tracks,"South American," a vocals-only version of the
      same and "Lay Down Burden." No word if a US release will follow.

    Brian appeared at Farm Aid on October 3, 1998 . He was joined onstage
 by Joe Thomas, Christopher Cross, Matt Jardine and Paul Shaeffer.Here is
                                          the set list.
 

                                       California Girls
                                          Surfin USA
                                     Lay Down Burden
                                     Don't Worry Baby
                                       South American
                                          Do It Again
                                         In My Room
                    Warmth Of The Sun - Willie Nelson lead vocal
                              Do It Again - (exit from stage)
     Farm Aid Reviews From The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times
                                         Click here!

   A portion of Brian's performance is available in Real Audio and Video at
                               http://members.xoom.com/xray123/brifarm.zip
 

            An article on Brian in Cleveland Scene is available online at
    http://www.clevescene.com/981001/cs_1001.htm . Though this was just
 published in Cleveland Scene , it is actually an old article that had appeared
    several months ago in at least one west coast newpaper, but it is still an
                                      interesting read.

   Brian is featured in the latest issue of Musicianmagazine, available now at
                                  newstands everywhere.

     www.cdconnection.com has the long out of print Brian Wilson-88 solo
       album listed on their website as available and in stock as an import.

                       LATEST CHART ACTIVITY
                                       UPDATED 10/19/98

  Your Imagination has now dropped off all national radio and airplay charts
 after a long run of  more than three months. Many thanks to all of you who
                             believed in it and supported it.
 
 
 

     "Imagination", the album ,is now#73on the *Internet
                    Albums Chart(11/2/98) Down from 71     20 weeks on the chart
        You can vote on these charts(*) at the links below.

         NEITHER IMAGINATION NOR ENDLESS HARMONY ARE
   CURRENTLY ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART11/3/98)
 

Play this great album for your non believer friends, buy it as
   a gift for family and friends.This is as good as any album
                                   out there today!