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Beach Boys Concert--July 5, 1981

Long Beach, CA
July 5, 1981

Bob Finkel writes: "This concert was part of a live simulcast on national television and radio entitled The Spirit of America Spectacular. It originated from the site where the Queen Mary is permanantly docked in Long Beach, CA. and was hosted by DJ's Wolfman Jack and Charlie Tuna. The show included performances by other bands, including Three Dog Night. The Beach Boys had performed in Washington, D.C. the day before and then flew back to California for this performance. This was during the period when Carl was not performing with the band and was touring solo. During the show, Charlie Tuna read a telegram from Vice-President George Bush complimenting the band on their 20 years of making beautiful music."

Jeff Webb writes: "Jan & Dean guested on "Barbara Ann". [The opening acts were] Rick Springfield, Three Dog Night, and Pablo Cruise. Wolfman Jack and Charlie Tuna hosted this event that was televised as 'The Spirit Of America Spectacular'. Charlie Tuna read the telgram from Vice President Bush at the beginning of encore before 'Good Vibrations'...all the bands including Wolfman Jack and Charlie Tuna came out on 'Fun Fun Fun'."

Beach Boys present:

Mike Love
Al Jardine
Brian Wilson
Bruce Johnston
Dennis Wilson

Backup band included:

Ernie Knapp
Adrian Baker
Mike Meros
Bobby Figueroa
Ed Carter

SETLIST

1. California Girls
2. Sloop John B (Brian)
3. Do It Again
4. School Days
5. In My Room
6. Surfin'
7. Surfin' Safari
8. Catch A Wave
9. Surfer Girl (Brian on solo)
10. Long Tall Texan
11. Lady Lynda
12. God Only Knows (Brian)
13. Don't Worry Baby (Brian--straining to hit the high notes)
14. 409
15. Shut Down
16. Little Old Lady From Pasadena
17. Little Deuce Coupe
18. Sail On Sailor (Bobby Figueroa)
19. Help Me, Rhonda
20. Be True To Your School
21. Wouldn't It Be Nice
22. Rock & Roll Music
23. I Get Around
24. Surfin' USA

Encore:
25. Good Vibrations (Brian)
26. Barbara Ann
27. Back In The USSR
28. Fun, Fun, Fun

Contributed by: Bob Finkel, additional info Jeff Webb


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