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Beach Boys to Headline Second Terri Schiavo Benefit Concert
Life News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT by NYer

After country music star Randy Travis thrilled listeners at a concert last year to raise funds for the Terri Schiavo foundation, the Beach Boys are heading up the concert this time around.

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is using the concerts as a way to raise critically-needed funds to support its work helping disabled patients like Terri and their families as the next step of their mission following Terri’s death. She was killed by her husband, who won a highly-disputed court order allowing him to remove her feeding tube and take her life during the course of a 13-day starvation and dehydration death.

The foundation has come to the aide of hundreds of disabled people and their families, helping them to find legal support, medical care and treatment, and offering input and advice on dealing with hospitals, guardians, and family members who may not value life quite as much.

“Terri’s Foundation fights every day for the families faced with trying to protect their loved ones from a strong euthanasia movement,” Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler has said. “Without your support, we could not continue to be in a position to educate those on health care reform, futile care, assisted suicide and so much more.”

The second annual concert will take place near Dayton, Ohio this June and tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster this coming Saturday and at the Fraze Pavilion Box Office.

Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. Opening for The Beach Boys will be another hugely popular vocal group in American music history, The Letterman. The show promises to be a fabulous music event, long to be remembered by music fans and helping a great cause.

“Without question, The Beach Boys are the most successful and important American band of the rock music era,” the foundation told LifeNews.com today. “Their harmonies and infectious rock beats combine into memorable hits about teenage life in California in the 60s – surfing, cars, and girls.”

The Beach Boys rode the waves of success in 1961 with their regional debut hit “Surfin,” and, by 1966, they had emerged as one of America’s top pop groups by releasing eleven top 10 singles in five years including, “Help Me Rhonda,” “Surfer Girl,” “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations,” and “I Get Around.”

The band’s biggest selling hit came in 1988 with “Kokomo” and they were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Grammy Awards. Their 1966 album “Pet Sounds” has been listed by VH-1 as the #3 album in Rock & Roll History.

Meanwhile, by the early 1960′s The Lettermen had already had a few hits, and were a tremendous success. In almost every poll in the early 60′s, The Lettermen were named Best New Group or Best Vocal Group. The 60′s and early 70′s saw The Lettermen score over 25 chart hit singles, including “Theme From A Summer Place,” ” Goin’ Out of My Head,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “Hurt So Bad.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bioethics; prolife; schiavo; terri

1 posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:36 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

The Beach Boys and The Lettermen - a winning combination! Hope they bring in a crowd.


2 posted on 03/23/2011 10:06:49 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

That is awesome!


3 posted on 03/23/2011 10:07:57 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: NYer

Shouldn’t it be “The Beach Boy”?


4 posted on 03/23/2011 10:10:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NYer

Nice story. I wish Brian Wilson would join them...but I guess that ain’t gonna happen.


5 posted on 03/23/2011 10:10:58 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: NYer

From a generation in which humans behaved like people.


6 posted on 03/23/2011 10:11:35 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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Bump!


7 posted on 03/23/2011 10:12:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

Or the Beach Codgers.


8 posted on 03/23/2011 10:15:52 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (TV.)
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To: dfwgator

Shouldn’t it be “The Beach Boy”?>>>>>>

Mike Love and Bruce Johnston I would think ....plus accompanists


9 posted on 03/23/2011 10:16:23 AM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: screaminsunshine

I wonder what James Watt would have thought?


10 posted on 03/23/2011 10:16:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: miss marmelstein
. . . but I guess that ain’t gonna happen.

Probably not in any generation or on any world inhabited
by Mike Love. Unfortunately.

11 posted on 03/23/2011 10:19:46 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: righttackle44

My point exactly!

Sat next to Brian Wilson in a restaurant several years ago - he was the next table over. Not quite as loony as he is portrayed in the media.


12 posted on 03/23/2011 10:32:43 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: NYer

Thanks for posting. I have a genuine interest in this.

My one year old grandson is currently in the same condition that Terri Schiavo was.


13 posted on 03/23/2011 10:52:28 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: dfwgator

Beach Boys? I think they mean the Mike Love Band.


14 posted on 03/23/2011 10:56:10 AM PDT by Crcl1
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To: dfwgator

Mike Love is the only Beach Boy left IIRC.


15 posted on 03/23/2011 10:58:42 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good blaster kid.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Guess he isn’t ‘Lying in bed just like Brian Wilson did’ anymore.


16 posted on 03/23/2011 10:59:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NYer

Wish I could be there!!!


17 posted on 03/23/2011 11:25:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Retired Greyhound; wagglebee
My one year old grandson is currently in the same condition that Terri Schiavo was.

I will pray for a miracle. Each life is precious in the eyes of God from birth until natural death. I would encourage you to join Wagglebee's Pro Life ping list, if you are not already a member. This will provide you with updated information on similar situations, such as that of Baby Joseph. I have included Wagglebee on this posting comment.

Have faith.

18 posted on 03/23/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: Crcl1

It is not the real Beach Boys.


19 posted on 03/23/2011 11:51:29 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Soothesayer

You mean people acted like humans.


20 posted on 03/23/2011 11:59:08 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: Retired Greyhound; NYer
You should definitely contact the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network. They have great resources on their website and if you want to call or email them Bobby or Suzanne (Terri's brother and sister) will usually get in touch with you right away.
21 posted on 03/23/2011 12:04:00 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Will be praying for him. I hate that anyone has to suffer; I hate even more when children suffer.


22 posted on 03/23/2011 12:19:15 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: miss marmelstein

He’s come a long way. Don’t know if you’ve seen this. I admit there’s some image building going on here. I’m a rough, tough old man. I teared up watching this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PISkFEzC5XE


23 posted on 03/23/2011 12:31:24 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: righttackle44

Thank you for posting. It’s almost impossible to believe he is the last one standing in his family!

When I sat very close to him at this L.A. restaurant about 6 years ago, there was a piano player in the bar area. Brian got up out of his seat and politely listened to the music. He obviously wanted to be able to sit down and play but the pianist did not recognize him and so completely ignored him! Eventually, Brian went back to his chair and I went back to eavesdropping shamelessly on the conversations!


24 posted on 03/23/2011 12:47:15 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

I’m not certain what happened to Dennis. I mean, it had to be tough growing up in Murry’s house. I don’t mean the man needed a little help. I believe the guy was just purely insane. But Dennis. I know the writers say that he was diving for stuff. But I think he was either too physically bankrupt to be doing that, or else he just gave up. And I have to admire Carl’s loyalty. Thanks for the little story about Brian. Makes me a little sad and melancholy.


25 posted on 03/23/2011 1:12:14 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: righttackle44

Don’t be sad. I can tell you for sure that Brian was a very happy man that night. He was with his wife and his two young children (adopted, I think). He entertained them during dinner by telling them the plot of the Danny Kaye Walter Mitty movie! He seemed very gentle and nice.

I’m not that big of fan of Dennis - the crazy Manson connection and all that. I assume he drowned while loaded with booze and drugs. Didn’t the father sell the Beach Boys songbook for something like $70,000? What a maroon!


26 posted on 03/23/2011 1:19:19 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein
Thank you for the encouragement. Nice to hear about Brian. He deserves a lot of happiness.

And I think $70K seems about right. Murry was looking out for Murry. Not his sons.
27 posted on 03/23/2011 1:26:30 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: NYer; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono

Shouldn’t they be called now the Love Boys?


28 posted on 03/23/2011 1:33:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: righttackle44

He was a true nut case.


29 posted on 03/23/2011 1:33:22 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Seruzawa

Johnston , while not an “ original “ Beach Boy, joined in early 1965 . He’s been part of the BB family for 45 years . That qualifies him as a BB in my opinion .


30 posted on 03/23/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: NYer
Pinged from Terri Dailies


31 posted on 03/27/2011 2:03:16 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Did you order your tickets? ;-)


32 posted on 03/27/2011 2:30:51 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer; Lesforlife
Did you order your tickets?

I don't know if there's any way I can make it, the past few months have been incredibly busy and are probably going to get busier.

I'm pretty sure that Lesforlife went last year and had a great time.

33 posted on 03/27/2011 2:35:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: righttackle44; miss marmelstein

Dennis died a long, long time ago. He fell in the water by the boat in the Marina and never surfaced:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Wilson


34 posted on 03/27/2011 2:38:18 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: wagglebee

I did go and it was terrific!! I’m not even a Country fan but Randy Travis
was great. I plan to try to squeeze it in this year as well.

Terri’s Foundation is needed more now than ever!

www.terrisfight.org


35 posted on 03/27/2011 3:06:42 PM PDT by Lesforlife (Fighting to end abortion in my lifetime!)
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