Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck brought their tour to the Pearl at the Palms on Friday night. Brian Wilson and his extraordinary band took to the stage first performing many hits from the Beach Boys’ vast career including “California Girls,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “I Get Around.” They made a few “shout outs” to special guests in the audience including Four Freshman member Brian Eichenberger, musician Billy Hinsche and Beach Boys Fan Club president Alice Lillie, who has been at the forefront of the fan club since 1973.
Former Beach Boys member Al Jardine and David Marks performed alongside Wilson and guitarist Blondie Chaplin joined the band for a few songs.
Guitar great Jeff Beck hit the stage with a rocking set before inviting Wilson and the band back out to share the spotlight for a few songs. The harmonies of Wilson and his band were pure perfection, blending seamlessly with Beck’s guitar riffs. Known as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock, Beck was ranked among the top five guitarists in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He recently joined Wilson in the studio as a guest on Wilson’s upcoming album on Capitol Records.
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