Bruce Johnston has clocked up 50 years performing with the Beach Boys.
Johnston joined The Beach Boys in 1965 replacing Glen Campbell. His very first recording with The Beach Boys was ‘California Girls’ in July 1965 but for contractual reasons he was not credited on a Beach Boys recording until the ‘Wild Honey’ album in 1967.
Bruce Johnston left The Beach Boys in 1972 to start a solo career. It was at this time he wrote ‘I Write The Songs’, the song covered and made a hit by Barry Manilow.
Johnston has remained a member of the Beach Boys since his return and is the only member along with Mike Love to have stayed with the band since the death of Carl Wilson in 1998.
Beach Boys Australian dates
November 11, Townsville, Entertainment and Convention Centre
November 13, Canberra, Royal Theatre
November 14, Sydney, Bondi Beachfest
November 15, Bribie Island, Sandstone Point Hotel
November 17, Gold Coast, Jupiters Casino
November 18, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
November 19, Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
November 21, Perth, Kings Park and Botanical Garden
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