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Surf's Up: Fun, fun, fun when the Beach Boys come to town

RUTLAND The Vermont concert event of the summer is getting closer and its in Rutlandget ready for the arrival of rock and rolls pioneering surfer band, the Beach Boys.

Mike Love of the Beach Boys said he has a few surprises for everybody at the Vermont State Fair concert date on Aug. 11.

Clint Lee, long-time friend and business associate of Mike Loves from The Beach Boys told the Tribune that, I thought it would be nice for the Beach Boys to come to Vermont, so I asked Mike. This will be the only show to take place in Vermont.

Lee tried to hold Beach Boys concerts elsewhere in Vermontin Grafton (his hometown) and in Springfieldbut they all fell through.

We came to the Vermont State Fairgrounds and we loved it. We just loved Richard Rivers and the rest of the staff, Lee said.

The upcoming concert will feature a parade of local classic cars, an amazing opening performance by Burlington Taiko Drummmers.

Love, a 1988 member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is the lead singer and founding member of The Beach Boys.

Love wrote the lyrics to the Beach Boys first song, Surfin, released in 1961. He then co-authored eleven Top 10 singles in five years with cousin Brian Wilson, a string of hits including Fun, Fun, Fun, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, and California Girls.

Good Vibrations" was named The Rolling Stones top song single of the 20th Century.

In 2006, Mike Love completed work on the long awaited album, Sounds of Summer, which has sold over two million copies already.

Lee met the Beach Boys in the late 1960s when he and Love met on their journey to visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Lee ended up standing next to the Beach Boys in 1967 at JFK Airport among thousands.

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