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August 29, 2013

Beach Boys ride the wave Saturday at Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind. —

It was in New York, January of ‘68, that a young photographer named Linda Eastman snapped a picture of the young, clean-cut Beach Boys, sitting relaxed on the floor and clutching flowers. Behind them, a long-haired Indian guru smiled from his perch on a couch.

A month later, Mike Love of the Beach Boys followed the guru to India where he spent a couple of months picking up on the finer points of Transcendental Meditation from its founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, along with a few pals like The Beatles.

Love, in a phone interview with The Herald Bulletin, remembered one morning when Beatle Paul McCartney came out and played “Back to the USSR.”

“Turns out, I was the first one to hear it back at the breakfast table in India,” said Love, now 72, who had himself been an integral part of many unforgettable hit songs.

Love celebrated his birthday while he was in India, along with George Harrison, and wrote a song called “Pisces Brothers” that commemorates that time. The song was recorded but never released, but who knows, maybe the audience will hear it in Anderson on Saturday night along with a whole lot of Beach Boys surf rock fun.

Love comes to Hoosier Park with the rest of the touring Beach Boys: Bruce Johnston, Randell Kirsch, Scott Totten, John Cowsill, Tim Bonhomme, and Christian Love — Mike’s son.

Although they toured last year for the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys, don't look for Brian Wilson or Al Jardine in the lineup this time. Despite all the angst and lawsuits that have punctuated the group’s phenomenal history, it could be argued that Love is the man who kept the Beach Boys surfing for more than 50 years.

The band is beyond iconic. With their zippy refrains, sunny lyrics and irrepressible beats, they simply invaded our culture and became part of it. Hit after hit after hit wended its way into our cultural consciousness.

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