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Boarding House Park

February 5, 2019

With the government shutdown (temporarily?) behind us, Lowell Summer Music Series organizers have been working quickly to confirm acts for the 2019 lineup of shows at Boarding House Park.

Their first announcement is a big one.

The Beach Boys will perform at Boarding House Park on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $64 in advance (premium seats in front of the stage are $164) and will go on sale this Friday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. at www.lowellsummermusic.org .

The Beach Boys have been around for nearly 60 years since their debut in 1961 and continue to be fronted by original member and lead singer Mike Love and longtime member Bruce Johnston, along with a stellar group of musicians, including Jeff Foskett, Berklee College of Music graduate Scott Totten and John Cowsill, part of The Cowsills family from Newport, R.I.

The pioneers of surf music are one of the most influential acts of the era.

They have an almost endless run of hits, including “Surfin’ Safari,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Surfer Girl,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Be True to Your School,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “California Girls,” “Barbara Ann,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” “God Only Knows” and “Good Vibrations.”

And that’s just some of their 1960s output.

They re-emerged in the 1970s with “Rock and Roll Music” and again in the 1980s with “Come Go With Me,” “Getcha Back,” “Wipe Out” (with The Fat Boys) and “Kokomo” from the “Cocktail” soundtrack.

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, but their legacy extends far beyond an induction ceremony. They’ve sold more than 100 million records worldwide. They were listed at No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” and a 2017 study of AllMusic’s catalog indicated The Beach Boys were the sixth-most frequently cited artist influence in its database.

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