Skip to comments.Beach Boys to Headline Second Terri Schiavo Benefit Concert
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.
“Terris 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.”
The Beach Boys and The Lettermen - a winning combination! Hope they bring in a crowd.
That is awesome!
Shouldn’t it be “The Beach Boy”?
Nice story. I wish Brian Wilson would join them...but I guess that ain’t gonna happen.
From a generation in which humans behaved like people.
Or the Beach Codgers.
Shouldnt it be The Beach Boy?>>>>>>
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston I would think ....plus accompanists
I wonder what James Watt would have thought?
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.
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.
Beach Boys? I think they mean the Mike Love Band.
Mike Love is the only Beach Boy left IIRC.
Guess he isn’t ‘Lying in bed just like Brian Wilson did’ anymore.
Wish I could be there!!!
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It is not the real Beach Boys.
You mean people acted like humans.
Will be praying for him. I hate that anyone has to suffer; I hate even more when children suffer.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Shouldn’t they be called now the Love Boys?
He was a true nut case.
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 .
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.
Dennis died a long, long time ago. He fell in the water by the boat in the Marina and never surfaced:
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!