“Petition me! Beg me! Plead with me…you are in my power…”
As an unanticipated followup on this last post, Al Jardine Shares Beach Boys Fan Petition to Keep Reunion Tour Alive:
In news that should be of no surprise to Beach Boys fans, there is tremendous discord within the band as their 50th anniversary tour winds down. The surviving members will play a pair of shows this week in London, but just days later, Mike Love is shedding Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks from the lineup and returning to the road with his own lineup of the Beach Boys. “I’m disappointed and can’t understand why [Love] doesn’t want to tour with Al, David and me,” Wilson recently told CNN. “We are out here having so much fun. After all, we are the real Beach Boys.”
Jardine is also unhappy, going so far as to share a petition for fans to sign on his Facebook wall. “To Mike Love,” the letter reads. “In order to preserve the validity of ‘The Beach Boys’ as a whole, and not as a ‘money saving, stripped down version’ that only contains one original member, and one member that joined in 1965, we ask you to reinstate the three other members to the touring group for your final years performing. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s what the fans want!” So far, it’s been signed 943 times.
The petition is here: To Mike Love: We want Al, Brian, and David to stay touring with you and Bruce!
To: Mike Love,
In order to preserve the validity of “The Beach Boys” as a whole, and not as a “money saving, stripped down version” that only contains 1 original member, and 1 member that joined in 1965, we ask you to re-instate the 3 other members to the touring group for your final years performing.
It’s the right thing to do, and it’s what the fans want!
At time of writing it’s up to 1807 signatures – although the actual legal validity of anything bearing the names Judy N. Disguise or Anonymous is debatable…
A more legitimate signatory tells Mike
You alienate yourself from the original Beach Boys fans. Is this what you want??? Just keep being heartless, cold, calculating and money-and-fame grabbing! Soon… you will be in a very dark, lonely place where you deserve to be, should you continue on your present, evil course. Get over whatever is driving your angry heart and CHANGE!!! Life is much better when you do the good and right thing.
So submit your plea – now!. Appeal to the man’s better nature. Maybe, if Mike reads, and acknowledges, he might deign to extend the life of The Beach Boys’ corpse a little longer.
And, back at Beach Boys Band HQ, they’re all going “Doh! He’s fooled us again! How does he do it?!?”
(cheers to Mr. Gavin Hogg for the news item)