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Beach Boys open Henley Festival
Published 11/07/13



THE Beach Boys had men and women screaming like teenagers as they took to the stage on the opening night of the Henley Festival.

Despite having only one founding member in lead singer Mike Love, the Californian seven-piece captured the imagination of a packed crowd on the floating stage on Wednesday.

For the first time, there were no deckchairs in front of the grandstand so people were able to dance.

With images of the original band behind them, the modern-day Beach Boys rolled back time by performing some of their biggest hits from the Sixties and Seventies, including Surfin’ USA, God Only Knows, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, I Get Around and Good Vibrations.

Love told the audience that it was “great to be here in Henley”, adding: “It only took 51 years to get here.

“Everyone looks so fantastic tonight. I particularly like the hairdos I see — it looks like a Viking invasion.”

Earlier, the festival’s artistic director Stewart Collins was booed when he reminded the audience of the festival’s move from the Henley Royal Regatta site to the Henley Business School at Greenlands next year.

He said: “It’s the most exciting thing that will have happened to this festival so we really want you to join us up there. It affords us a fantastic opportunity to do more, including for the Henley Festival Trust. Please remember that’s a key thing.”

(picture credit Geoff Swaine)


Published 11/07/13

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