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Beach Boys Concert--July 4, 1980

Washington DC
July 4, 1980

One of the most famous concerts in rock history. Over 500,000 people gathered on the Washington Monument grounds to listen to the Beach Boys on the fourth of July. Portions of this concert were used for an HBO special, and most of it was aired on FM radio as well. I received three different setlists for this concert, and had to go with the most reliable source, who is a notable rock historian and was backstage at the concert. I'm pretty confident that this is the right list, but thanks to the others who contributed! :)

Beach Boys present:

Mike Love
Bruce Johnston
Dennis Wilson
Al Jardine
Brian Wilson
Carl Wilson

Backup band included:

Ed Carter
Mike Meros
Bobby Figueroa

SETLIST

1. California Girls
2. Sloop John B (Brian/Mike/Carl)
3. Darlin'
4. School Days
5. In My Room
6. Good Timin'
7. God Only Knows
8. Do It Again
9. Little Deuce Coupe
10. Catch a Wave
11. Hawaii
12. Merry Minuet
13. Santa Ana Winds
14. Some of Your Love
15. Keepin' the Summer Alive
16. Lady Lynda
17. Cottonfields
18. Heroes & Villains
19. I Write The Songs
20. Surfer Girl
21. Help Me Rhonda
22. Be True to Your School
23. Wouldn't It Be Nice
24. Rock & Roll Music
25. I Get Around
26. Surfin' USA

Encore:
27. Good Vibrations
28. Barbara Ann
29. Fun Fun Fun

Contributed by: Brad Elliott & others


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