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Brian Wilson Concert--October 14, 2001

Brian Wilson
4th Annual Carl Wilson Walk Against Cancer Benefit Concert
El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
October 14, 2001

Brian and the band managed to squeak some surprises into this appearance at the 4th Annual Carl Wilson Walk Against Cancer Benefit Concert. The concert began with two rarely (if ever) performed numbers: "Meant For You" and "Friends", both from the "Friends" album. "Lay Down Burden" appropriately makes a return to the setlist here, and is coupled with "Forever", probably as a tribute to Carl and Dennis. The encore was pretty standard in terms of song selection.

A rather short set, since Brian was one of many performers. Other performers included: The Honeys, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, In Bloom, Timothy B. Schmit, Robert Lamm, Joe Walsh, and America. The house band featured many familiar faces: Billy Hinsche, James Guercio, Jeffrey Foskett, Matt Jardine, Bobby Figueroa, Scott Bennett, Gary Griffin, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and Todd Sucherman.

Main Vocalist:

Brian Wilson

Backup band included:

Jeffrey Foskett (Guitar, vocals, banjo, percussion)
Bob Lizik (Bass, vocals)
Paul Mertens (Woodwinds, Harmonica, vocals, bass harmonica, bass flute, flute, piccolo, sax)
Darian Sahanaja (Keyboards, vibraphone, vocals)
Nik Wonder (Guitar, vocals)
Probyn Gregory (Guitar, French horn, trumpet, vocals, Tannerin)
Taylor Mills (vocals)
Scott Bennett (vocals, keyboards, vibraphone, quiro, bicycle horn, tambourine)
Jim Hines (drums)
Andy Paley (keyboard, guitar)

SETLIST

1. Meant For You
2. Friends
3. Dance Dance Dance
4. Sail On Sailor
5. The Warmth Of The Sun
6. Desert Drive
7. Our Prayer
8. Heroes and Villains
9. Surf's Up
10. Marcella
11. Please Let Me Wonder
12. Forever
13. Lay Down Burden
14. Darlin'

Encore:
15. Surfer Girl
16. Barbara Ann
17. Surfin' USA (Jackie DeShannon onstage for backing vocals)
18. Fun Fun Fun
19. Love and Mercy

Contributed by: Gene


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