PICS: Brian Wilson at San Diego Civic Theatre

Brian Wilson and his all-star band brought the Beach Boys' 1967 "Pet Sounds" masterpiece to life -- and a whole lot more -- at the San Diego Civic Theatre on May 24.

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The iconic singer/songwriter, who co-founded the Beach Boys, is currently in the midst of a special 50-year anniversary tour for the band's "Pet Sounds" album.
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A band dubbed the Wondermints (which Wilson happened to hear at a "Pet Sounds" tribute concert in 1999) was enlisted to back him -- along with an all-star cast of musicians that have worked with the singer/songwriter for years.
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Wilson's Beach Boys' bandmates vocalist/guitarist Al Jardine (right) and vocalist/guitarist Blondie Chaplin were onboard for the tour, as well.
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While the 74-year-old icon stays seated behind a piano during his shows, his voice is still unmistakable and majestic.
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Jardine was Wilson's high school classmate and helped co-found the group. Fun fact: He was also the only original Beach Boys member not related to the singer.
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The band delivered two sets and an encore on May 24 -- 38 songs in total!
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The first set consisted of several Beach Boys hits like "California Girls," "I Get Around," "Little Deuce Coupe," "Help Me, Rhonda," "In My Room," "Surfer Girl," "Don't Worry Baby," and "Wild Honey" (among others).
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The second set was a performance of the 13-song "Pet Sounds" album in its entirety. It was simply amazing to witness it brought to life.
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The encore consisted of six more songs -- including "Good Vibrations," "Do You Wanna Dance?" (a Bobby Freeman cover), "Barbara Ann" (a Regents cover), "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "Love and Mercy."
Steve Covault
The evening was remarkable and a testament to the beauty of Wilson's (and the Beach Boys') work -- a catalog that will live on in music lovers' hearts forever.
Steve Covault
Hope to see you again soon, Brian!
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