Years ago, Bruce Alfred Johnston Jr. was known as "Little Bruce" — perhaps an appropriate moniker only when weighed against the wicked company he kept.His father, Bruce Johnston Sr., and two uncles were heads of the notorious Johnston Gang of the 1960s and '70s. All three brothers eventually w...
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Today marks the 72nd birthday for The Beach Boys frontman Mike Love. He is now touring with his bandmate Bruce Johnston, but many longtime fans of the group had hopes that the group had put their differences behind them...
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An album full of harmonies, the beach and Southern California. The Beach Boys, right? No, it's “The Bamboo Trading Co.,” an intricate new album that takes a harmonic musical journey similar to the group, but has...
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Beach Boys fans had to wait decades for The Smile Sessions box set to be released. Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, along with compilation co-producers Alan Boyd, Mark Linett and Dennis Wolfe and mastering engineer Mark [...]
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JOHNSTON, R.I. -- D.J. Pauly D and Jesse McCartney will open for the Backstreet Boys on a summer tour that opens July 2 in Chicago, Entertainment Weekly reports. Pauly D, nee Paul DelVecchio of Johnston, starred in MTV's "Jersey Shore" and his own "Pauly D Project." The tour will arrive at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion on Aug. 12; there is no Providence date. A fan-club...
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He still looks very much like his late father, does Bruce Johnston Jr.
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He still looks very much like his late father, does Bruce Johnston Jr.He has the same fierce eyes, the same tight-lipped grimace, the same sloping jawline. A 1979 Associated Press story about the infamous case surrounding his family had referred to him as "a mustachioed carbon copy of his father, Bruce Johnston Sr."But the face that stared out from the police mug shot that...
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band complete the full-album trifecta in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday night by playing the entire "Born in the U.S.A." album. At last week's two shows in Stockholm, Bruce played all of "Born to Run"...
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LOS ANGELES - On the night the Beach Boys won the first performance Grammy Award of the group's half-century long career, it was the spirit of another artist's song that Brian Wilson invoked backstage after collecting the award for historical album bestowed on "The Smile Sessions" on Sunday: We are never, ever getting back together.
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Ethel M. Johnston, 82, died Friday, May 31, 2013. She was the loving mother of Ronald Johnston (Patti) and the late Deborah, Pamela, Jack, and Gary; cherished grandmother of Debbie Marlowe (Brian), Kimberly Johnston (Timothy), John Johnston, Raymond Johnston and Stefanie Lamp (Bradley); great grandmother of 12; and sister of Herbert Hoffman and Irvin Hoffman (Nina). A...
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