Brian Wilson Honored By L.A. Today


Also promoting That
Lucky Old Sun at Hollywood Bowl.

By Fred Mills



Brian Wilson is to be given the big thumbs-up by the Los
Angeles City Council today (Sept.12) in acknowledgement of his artistry and
accomplishments – and, by extension his many contributions to Los
Angeles and California
as the city and state’s virtual musical ambassador over the years.


It’s all timed to coincide with three back-to-back
performances at the Hollywood Bowl that Wilson
and his band are performing this weekend. You can read BLURT’s review of Wilson’s appearance last
week in Oakland HERE.


Not that Wilson
needs such a honor. But it’s a nice gesture just the same. In a statement
issued by the LA City Council, they praised St. Brian, saying, “In the 46
years since Brian Wilson wrote the lyric ‘if everybody had an ocean’, nobody
has done more to define the Southern California
experience than The Beach Boys.”


With that in mind, let’s revisit this clip of Brian doing
“Surfin’ USA” at Glastonbury….



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