Rhode Island tribute.. Posted on August 10, 2017 at 19:52:01 by Bill E
This is an interesting event, considering those were tough times with the band Its BB's lore that "this was the night the Beach Boys broke up", according to Dennis Wilson.
RHODE ISLAND STREET NAMED FOR THE BBS
On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, The Beach Boys are being honored for the 40th Anniversary of performing for the largest concert audience EVER assembled in the history of Rhode Island, a record that has never been broken. Over 40,000 fans gathered to watch their performance on September 2, 1977 at the Narragansett Park Race Track in Pawtucket, RI. The commemoration ceremony is being coordinated by music historians Al Gomes and Connie Watrous, and will include Grammy Award-winning BB producer Alan Boyd; Pawtucket, RI Mayor Donald Grebien; East Providence, RI Mayor James Briden; and representatives of Rhode Island Governor Gina Marie Raimondo and US Senator Jack Reed.
Beach Boys Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will be presented the award before their show onstage at Bold Point Park in East Providence, RI. The city of Pawtucket will also commemorate where the 1977 concert stage stood and rename the street as “The Beach Boys Way,” which will also be unveiled that evening in front of the fans. (updated 8-4-17) Replies: