2004-08-20 / Community

Westbury Music Fair

The Beach Boys August 27

For more than three decades, The Beach Boys have been riding the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Friday, August 27 at 8 p.m.

The phenomenal popularity of The Beach Boys is unique to the music industry, as their audience ranges in age from six to sixty. Their earlier music takes us back to a time when our most serious concerns were waiting for the perfect wave, finding the date of our dreams and getting the keys to our parent’s cars to go “Cruisin.” Their more recent music reflects a contemporary sensitivity and concern about the environment. With the 1996 release of the Stars & Stripes album, The Beach Boys saluted the immense influence of country music in America. The River North Record featured artists from Lorrie Morgan to Willie Nelson performing country versions of The Beach Boys classics. Last year, several new releases emerged including Symphonic Sounds: Music of The Beach Boys , produced by John Johnston for Intersound Records. After winning the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 the Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun, with no end in sight.

The classic songs and The Beach Boys’ harmonies embodied the spirit of the California lifestyle to a worldwide audience. The Beach Boys’ first hit was in 1961 with the song “Surfin.” This was followed by a string of chart topping songs including, “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Barbara Ann” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” to name just a few. In 1988, The Beach Boys had their biggest selling hit ever, the multi-platinum “Kokomo” and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Joan Rivers, The Smothers Brothers August 28

Get ready for a night of side splitting laughs! Joan Rivers and The Smothers Brothers will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Saturday, August 28 at 8pm.

Joan Rivers is a successful businesswoman, author, comedian, actress, playwright, guest-speaker, mother and grandmother but is, perhaps, best known to audiences for her Emmy Award winning television talk show, The Joan Rivers Show. Joan currently hosts the hit show E! Entertainment Television’s “Fashion Police.” Not only does she host her own television show, she also has written 8 books, has her own perfume and jewelry line, along with a skin-care and make-up line. She had received an award for Best Talk Show Host at the New York Metro Achievement in Radio Awards. Joan Rivers has also been in Broadway shows including “Fun City,” and “Broadway Bound.”

The Smothers Brothers are being saluted as time-honored legends, with over 45 years in show business. Over four decades of audiences have seen Tom and Dick in their own primetime comedy series in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s, guest appearances on numerous television programs, countless engagements as headliners, a hot-selling video, and twelve top-selling albums. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour is now studied in universities across the country as an important factor in the revolutionary changes undergone in the U. S. during the 1960’s.

Avalon, Fabian, Rydell August 31

Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell are performing together as The Golden Boys. They continue to pack venues throughout the country and have been called “one of the most exciting acts in show business.” The Golden Boys will be performing for one night only at Westbury Music Fair on Tuesday, August 31 at 8 p.m.

This show unites three exciting performers who emerged from the same South Philadelphia neighborhood at the same time, and went on to become world-renowned personalities. The Golden Boys spotlights each of the performers and their all-time greatest hits, “Venus,” “De De Dinah,” and “Bobby Sox To Stockings” (Avalon); “Volare,” “Wild One” and “Kissing Time” (Rydell); “Turn Me Loose,” “Tiger” and “I’m A Man” (Fabian). The three stars combine their talents on several songs and perform a tribute to the material of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Haley.

Featuring three of the most popular teen idols of the 50’s and 60’s, The Golden Boys have proved to be an overwhelming live concert success. Countless television appearances, a special performance for the President of the United States and a Golden Boys PBS special have brought on a vast audience of fans, not only from the fun generation, but from all generations. The idea to unite these three Philly singers originated with veteran producer Dick Fox, who has become increasingly impressed with audience response to his concerts featuring 50’s and 60’s artists in the last four to five years.

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