As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys – who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon to fans around the world – will bring their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour to cities all over the world.
Since the band’s co-founder, lead-singer and chief lyricist Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the band’s chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”
The Beach Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 Recording Industry Association of America platinum and gold record awards. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers were also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
“Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys,” Capitol/EMI’s 30-track collection of the band’s biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.
Most recently, the band released a compilation album and box set honoring the 50th anniversary of their timeless albums “Feel Flows – The Sunflower” and “Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971” via Capitol/UMe. The expansive five-CD and digital box set chronicles and explores in depth this metamorphic and highly influential 1969-1971 period of the band’s legendary career. With newly remastered versions of “Sunflower” and “Surf’s Up,” the expansive collection features 135 tracks, including 108 previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, radio promos, alternate versions, alternate mixes, isolated backing tracks and a cappella versions, culled from the album sessions. The box set is available at https://shop.thebeachboys.com/collections/feel-flows
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago, continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
The Temptations, often referred to as American music royalty, are world-renowned superstars of entertainment, revered for a phenomenal catalog of music and a prolific career. The group is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and to mark this milestone, The Temptations released a brand-new album, “Temptations 60,” with nearly all-original songs and is touring throughout 2022.
Ranked No. 1 in Billboard magazine’s most recent list of the “Greatest R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of All Time,” The Temptations also appear in the magazine’s 125th anniversary list of the “125 Greatest of All Time Artists.” Rolling Stone magazine also named the group among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”
Motown auditioned and signed the original Temptations in 1961. When the group released the single “The Way You Do the Things You Do” in 1964, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained on the list for 11 weeks, it marked the beginning of a multitude of award-winning and chart-topping singles and albums that would be embraced by popular music audiences globally. Considered trailblazers in the ‘60s, leading the way for themselves and other R&B artists and successfully reaching mainstream audiences, The Temptations’ rise to fame was meteoric.
The Temptations, throughout the group’s evolution, have produced 53 Billboard Hot 100 singles, including four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles: “My Girl,” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Just My Imagination” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.” Additionally, the group released 44 Top 10 R&B chart hits, 14 of which were No. 1 R&B singles, including “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” and songs influenced by their funk/psychedelic soul sound, including “Happy People” and “Shakey Ground.” The group also has 16 No. 1 R&B chart albums. Among their many awards and honors, The Temptations have won five Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2013.
The group’s popularity is ever-increasing, and it is one of the most iconic, bestselling brands in the entertainment world today. While the group has evolved over the years, Dr. Otis Williams, the sole surviving, original member of The Temptations who turned 80 in 2021, has continued to lead the group and carry the torch forward for the next generation of Temptations’ fans.
Featuring Williams; Ron Tyson, a lead vocalist with the group for 39 years; Terry Weeks, a lead vocalist for 25 years; Willie Greene Jr., bass vocalist with the group for six years; and Mario Corbino, who recently joined the group, The Temptations always look forward to serenading fans with soulful voices, lighting up stages with the famous Temptations’ Walk, and bringing joy to audiences of all ages.
For more than 50 years, Tower of Power has delivered the best in funk and soul music. “We were a soul band called The Motowns,” recalls Emilio Castillo. “Rocco was the bass player, I was in there, and my brother was the drummer. I met ‘Doc’ Kupka back in 1968 and gave him an audition. He came in the band, and we eventually changed our name to the Tower of Power.” The reason for the band name change was that they had a specific goal in mind. “We wanted to get into the Fillmore Auditorium and with a name like the Motowns, dressed in suits with razor cuts, we knew we’d never get in there. We grew our hair long, and started to be hippies, and changed our name. Doc then suggested that we start writing our own songs." The album “East Bay Grease” defined their sound and landed them with Warner Brothers. “Bump City,” their 1972 debut for the label, was a hit on both the Billboard 200 and the R&B Albums chart and netted them the hits “You’re Still a Young Man” and “Down to the Nightclub.” The ‘70s were a boom period with radio classics such as “So Very Hard to Go” and “What Is Hip?” The band has continued to tour and record over the years. Castillo says their love of the stage is the same today as it was back in 1968. Fifty years later, in 2018, they returned to Oakland to celebrate their landmark 50th anniversary. Tower’s window-rattling grooves and raucous party spirit have been a balm for the soul throughout their half-century existence, but the release of “50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater” couldn’t arrive at a better time. The band has long since surpassed Castillo’s modest aspirations, traveling the world, enjoying hit singles on their own and backing legendary artists, including Otis Redding, Elton John, Santana, Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt and countless others. In the process, they’ve defined an instantly recognizable “Oakland soul” sound.
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