Beach Boys to play York Racecourse

Beach Boys to play York Racecourse

Beach Boys to play York Racecourse

Beach Boys to play York Racecourse

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MUSIC legends The Beach Boys will be one of the headline acts for York Racecourse’s annual mix of sport and music this summer.

The US band behind hits such as God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, California Girls and Surfing USA, will be on stage at Knavesmire after the racing action on Friday, July 25, the opening day of the Racecourse’s Music Showcase Weekend.

Tickets for the evening racing followed by the open-air concert by the Beach Boys are now on sale, starting from £20 per person as part of a group of six in the Grandstand and Paddock area, with accompanied children getting in free.

The group, formed more than 50 years ago, have often been dubbed America’s Band and more than 80 of their songs have charted.

James Brennan, the Racecourse’s head of marketing and sponsorship, said: “The Beach Boys have provided the soundtrack to the summer with hits like California Girls, Help Me Rhonda and I Get Around, so there is a real treat in store for racing and music fans alike,”

“When combined with some of the best thoroughbreds in the country, we believe we’re on to a winner by attracting them. They have performed live to 750,000 people at the Washington Monument and have sold over 100 million records, so it should be something special.”

The Beach Boys, who are still fronted by co-founder Mike Love, with early member Bruce Johnston also part of their touring line-up, will perform on a huge trackside stage after the last race.

Their potential setlist also includes Sloop John B, Fun Fun Fun and Wouldn’t It Be Nice. The show will not include Brian Wilson, who jointly formed the group, Al Jardine or David Marks.

Wet Wet Wet have already been confirmed for the Saturday night slot at the Music Showcase Weekend, on July 26.

Tickets for both nights, which are not available on a concert-only basis, can be booked at yorkracecourse.co.uk or by phoning 01904 620911.

County Stand tickets start at £33.50 per person in a group of six, and individual advance bookings are £34 for the County Stand and £21 for the Grandstand and Paddock.

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10:07am Tue 4 Mar 14

Blimp says...

Barr-barr-barrrr...b
abbar ba BRILLIANT! Love it, more please.
Barr-barr-barrrr...b abbar ba BRILLIANT! Love it, more please. Blimp
  • Score: 4

10:53am Tue 4 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

Im not sure it requires a blimp blimp.

Dont get me wrong I love the beach boys music and there is no denying their place in music history but there is no Brian Wilson and Mike Love is in his seventies. On reflection I know its not going to be popular but i think i would even rather last years x factor finalists singing beach boys songs. At least they could give the songs a bit of ooomph.

I will go as I do every year but I am a little disappointed.
Im not sure it requires a blimp blimp. Dont get me wrong I love the beach boys music and there is no denying their place in music history but there is no Brian Wilson and Mike Love is in his seventies. On reflection I know its not going to be popular but i think i would even rather last years x factor finalists singing beach boys songs. At least they could give the songs a bit of ooomph. I will go as I do every year but I am a little disappointed. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 4

11:01am Tue 4 Mar 14

Grumpy Old Man says...

'Surf-rockers'? Which child on your staff made that up? They were the best of the American 50s and 60s style of close harmony groups who added guitar and organ sounds. Much as I liked them, they were never rockers. PS. Mr Brennan, Rhonda is a place in South Wales. Their hit was Help Me Rhonda.
'Surf-rockers'? Which child on your staff made that up? They were the best of the American 50s and 60s style of close harmony groups who added guitar and organ sounds. Much as I liked them, they were never rockers. PS. Mr Brennan, Rhonda is a place in South Wales. Their hit was Help Me Rhonda. Grumpy Old Man
  • Score: 2

11:08am Tue 4 Mar 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Take an umbrella: it looks like they're forecasting a wet wet wet weekend...00
Take an umbrella: it looks like they're forecasting a wet wet wet weekend...00 Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 2

12:13pm Tue 4 Mar 14

allthingsconsidered says...

Half the Beach Boys are playing would be more correct.No Brian Wilson,no Beach boys.
Half the Beach Boys are playing would be more correct.No Brian Wilson,no Beach boys. allthingsconsidered
  • Score: 7

12:15pm Tue 4 Mar 14

allthingsconsidered says...

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
'Surf-rockers'? Which child on your staff made that up? They were the best of the American 50s and 60s style of close harmony groups who added guitar and organ sounds. Much as I liked them, they were never rockers. PS. Mr Brennan, Rhonda is a place in South Wales. Their hit was Help Me Rhonda.
Surf rock is a legitimate musical term,since it's not far of surf guitar,which that genre was.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: 'Surf-rockers'? Which child on your staff made that up? They were the best of the American 50s and 60s style of close harmony groups who added guitar and organ sounds. Much as I liked them, they were never rockers. PS. Mr Brennan, Rhonda is a place in South Wales. Their hit was Help Me Rhonda.[/p][/quote]Surf rock is a legitimate musical term,since it's not far of surf guitar,which that genre was. allthingsconsidered
  • Score: 2

12:44pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Omega Point says...

Surf and Turf - nice
Surf and Turf - nice Omega Point
  • Score: 7

3:57pm Tue 4 Mar 14

YorkPatrol says...

Blimp wrote:
Barr-barr-barrrr...b abbar ba BRILLIANT! Love it, more please.
More "what" please?? Your name should be "gimp"
[quote][p][bold]Blimp[/bold] wrote: Barr-barr-barrrr...b abbar ba BRILLIANT! Love it, more please.[/p][/quote]More "what" please?? Your name should be "gimp" YorkPatrol
  • Score: -7

5:47pm Tue 4 Mar 14

expubcrawler says...

The Beach Boys were great in their hay day and their songs are timeless. But has anyone heard them recently? They're not the band they used to be.
The Beach Boys were great in their hay day and their songs are timeless. But has anyone heard them recently? They're not the band they used to be. expubcrawler
  • Score: 4

5:50pm Tue 4 Mar 14

willyoung says...

re the truthhurts. i think you should have a look at the pedigree of this line up. x factor this is not kareokee time.
re the truthhurts. i think you should have a look at the pedigree of this line up. x factor this is not kareokee time. willyoung
  • Score: 1

9:18pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Blimp says...

TheTruthHurts wrote:
Im not sure it requires a blimp blimp. Dont get me wrong I love the beach boys music and there is no denying their place in music history but there is no Brian Wilson and Mike Love is in his seventies. On reflection I know its not going to be popular but i think i would even rather last years x factor finalists singing beach boys songs. At least they could give the songs a bit of ooomph. I will go as I do every year but I am a little disappointed.
We absolutely agree with you Truthhurts! (As usual.)

So the Beach Boys are 50 years older, lacking ooomph and not quite all there?

The fact is that we are also 50 years older, lacking ooomph and not quite "all there". So we'll be stting with our ear trumpets, tartan blankets and thermos flasks having a groovy time becauase Beachboys Live In Midsummer Party...

Brilliant, love it! More please.

But what if the beach
[quote][p][bold]TheTruthHurts[/bold] wrote: Im not sure it requires a blimp blimp. Dont get me wrong I love the beach boys music and there is no denying their place in music history but there is no Brian Wilson and Mike Love is in his seventies. On reflection I know its not going to be popular but i think i would even rather last years x factor finalists singing beach boys songs. At least they could give the songs a bit of ooomph. I will go as I do every year but I am a little disappointed.[/p][/quote]We absolutely agree with you Truthhurts! (As usual.) So the Beach Boys are 50 years older, lacking ooomph and not quite all there? The fact is that we are also 50 years older, lacking ooomph and not quite "all there". So we'll be stting with our ear trumpets, tartan blankets and thermos flasks having a groovy time becauase Beachboys Live In Midsummer Party... Brilliant, love it! More please. But what if the beach Blimp
  • Score: 0

9:25pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Blimp says...

Hmmm... a bit of a random ending to our last post. Definitely not quite "all there" tonight.
Hmmm... a bit of a random ending to our last post. Definitely not quite "all there" tonight. Blimp
  • Score: -2

10:10pm Tue 4 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

willyoung wrote:
re the truthhurts. i think you should have a look at the pedigree of this line up. x factor this is not kareokee time.
I hope you get the irony of your username :-)

Though i suppose you could actually be called will young... its no that un common.
[quote][p][bold]willyoung[/bold] wrote: re the truthhurts. i think you should have a look at the pedigree of this line up. x factor this is not kareokee time.[/p][/quote]I hope you get the irony of your username :-) Though i suppose you could actually be called will young... its no that un common. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 2

11:40pm Tue 4 Mar 14

GREAVESO says...

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
'Surf-rockers'? Which child on your staff made that up? They were the best of the American 50s and 60s style of close harmony groups who added guitar and organ sounds. Much as I liked them, they were never rockers. PS. Mr Brennan, Rhonda is a place in South Wales. Their hit was Help Me Rhonda.
'Surf Rock' is an entirely legitimate term to describe the Beach Boys initial output considering they helped define the Surf genre with songs like Surfing USA, Surfin' Safari and the very first song they wrote together Surfin' (even though Dennis was the only one who actively surfed). As for saying The Beach Boys were 'not rockers' I present you with The Beach Boys performing Wild Honey Live in 1972 (yes they carried on making awesome records into the 70's as well)

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=uS6m0fN-
Ow0
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: 'Surf-rockers'? Which child on your staff made that up? They were the best of the American 50s and 60s style of close harmony groups who added guitar and organ sounds. Much as I liked them, they were never rockers. PS. Mr Brennan, Rhonda is a place in South Wales. Their hit was Help Me Rhonda.[/p][/quote]'Surf Rock' is an entirely legitimate term to describe the Beach Boys initial output considering they helped define the Surf genre with songs like Surfing USA, Surfin' Safari and the very first song they wrote together Surfin' (even though Dennis was the only one who actively surfed). As for saying The Beach Boys were 'not rockers' I present you with The Beach Boys performing Wild Honey Live in 1972 (yes they carried on making awesome records into the 70's as well) https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=uS6m0fN- Ow0 GREAVESO
  • Score: -1

8:43am Wed 5 Mar 14

pedalling paul says...

Hope my slumbers on the other side of the City, are not disturbed by "bad vibrations" from the Racecourse......!!
Hope my slumbers on the other side of the City, are not disturbed by "bad vibrations" from the Racecourse......!! pedalling paul
  • Score: -2

5:17pm Thu 6 Mar 14

brahma says...

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
'Surf-rockers'? Which child on your staff made that up? They were the best of the American 50s and 60s style of close harmony groups who added guitar and organ sounds. Much as I liked them, they were never rockers. PS. Mr Brennan, Rhonda is a place in South Wales. Their hit was Help Me Rhonda.
Funny thing is, it's spelt correctly in the article and the same way twice in your comment. Rhondda is the place in Wales. In any event , even if the Press originally got it wrong, you can scarcely hold Mr Brennan responsible for a newspaper mispelling something he said.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: 'Surf-rockers'? Which child on your staff made that up? They were the best of the American 50s and 60s style of close harmony groups who added guitar and organ sounds. Much as I liked them, they were never rockers. PS. Mr Brennan, Rhonda is a place in South Wales. Their hit was Help Me Rhonda.[/p][/quote]Funny thing is, it's spelt correctly in the article and the same way twice in your comment. Rhondda is the place in Wales. In any event , even if the Press originally got it wrong, you can scarcely hold Mr Brennan responsible for a newspaper mispelling something he said. brahma
  • Score: 0

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