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Re: Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour
Posted by george bunnell on 6/18/2012, 2:12 pm, in reply to "Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour"
Cool Question and post Steve G... |
There were no jealousies.
Both bands were gracious and only offered encouragement along with some congratulatory cautions...
There was a comment from Carl Wilson that stayed with me....
Something to the effect of; "Cherish this moment...it's a rare feat to have a #1 record.... Most "hits" never reach the number one spot!"
Besides, it increased our drawing power and fattened their pockets...we were on a fixed fee.
As for it going to our heads....not really. We were in a whirl wind of activity and had no time to gloat...we weren't really sure what was happening around us.
We were so blown away to be on tour with two of the greatest bands of all time that we never gave a thought to our own success. We were a few years younger than all of them so they were our role models...we looked up to them.
: I saw them when they played in White Plains,NY
: last month on May 15. This is the show to
: see!! Besides the usual ton of hits,they
: played a lot of "non-hit"
: songs.Incredible. Also, the new album is
: At this show they mentioned that the last
: time they played the venue (Westchester
: County Center) was 11/21/67 and mentioned
: both the Springfield and the SAC.
: So, George,here goes... It's well known to a
: lot of us that you guys played a lot of
: shows at the time with the Beach Boys and
: the Springfield. It turns out that this show
: that they referred to happened during THE
: WEEK that Incense and Peppermints was the
: number one single in the country, on the
: Billboard singles chart for the week ending
: 11/25/67.During that particular week at
: Number One,you guys were clearly outselling
: the BBs and the BS.
: My questions: Was there ever any jealousy or
: resentment from either that these "new
: kids" were bangin' the charts and they
: weren't or was it all good and friendly?
: Also, how was it then knowing you were
: number one? Do you think you guys handled
: the sudden fame okay or was it too much at
: once?Just wondering...
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