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The Beach Boys are still 'Fun, Fun, Fun' in the rain
April 30, 2016
The Spectrum
USA Today

Mike Love is a force of nature. The man has led various incarnations of The Beach Boys for more than half a century and he still plays more than 170 shows a year.

Not bad for a 75-year-old.

And Bruce Johnston has been by his side for most of the last 51 years. He’s 73.

Not only do they blast through a couple dozen Beach Boys classics Thursday night in the first of two sold-out shows at Tuacahn Amphitheatre, they also dance in the rain toward the end of the show.

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Some of the other band members also get a chance to take on lead vocal duties. Johnston sings lead on “You’re So Good To Me” while bassist Brian Eichenberger brings his dynamic voice to a cover of The Crystals song “Then I Kissed Her.” Most intriguing is drummer John’s Cowsill’s dramatic take on “California Dreamin’,” popularized by The Mamas & the Papas.

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