The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Community

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.

Text Only
Community
  • FEA - HB0414 - Multiplication Madness - JC 1 Multiplication tourney sparks interest in math Alexandria teacher creates multiplication tourney to make math fun.

    April 14, 2014 4 Photos

  • FEA HB0416 Reno Sweeney Review: Classic Cole Porter tunes in 'Anything Goes' Light-hearted entertainment reigns at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre as the stage is filled with sparkling costumes, quick stepping and even a little slapstick thrown into the mix. “Anything Goes,” now playing through May 11, may be a musical celebrating its 80th anniversary, but the humor is not lost on modern audiences.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • Community Briefs: April 16 A compilation of community news as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    April 16, 2014

  • Community Briefs: April 15 A compilation of community news as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    April 15, 2014

  • Community Briefs: April 14 A compilation of community news as published in the Monday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    April 14, 2014

  • FEA - HB0413 - volunteer Brian Morson - JC 39 A helping hand Brian Morson’s time as a volunteer at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital started as a patient when he had a hip injury. After he made a comment that hospitals in London have greeters, the director of Volunteer Services at the time told him he had the perfect voice and accent to do it at St. Vincent. Twelve years later, he’s volunteered more than 4,500 hours.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA - HB0413 - 0959 Starting over

    Ryan and Janae Ledbetter may not have moved far geographically, but the differences in their lifestyle and surroundings are huge. A new style of house has called for new décor and furnishings, which is suiting the family well.

    April 12, 2014 5 Photos

  • Bailey, Jim mug Jim Bailey: Noah movie dramatized, but there likely was a great flood No fewer than 250 versions of a flood story exist in diverse cultures worldwide either in written form or through oral history traditions. One must ask, one source says, if there was no flood, how did all these far-flung people groups end up with such a similar myth?

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Howard Hewitt: Chilean wines improving, worth a second look The Chilean wines I’ve tasted in the past year are increasingly of higher quality and interest. The unique and different growing regions could make Chile a real wine star in coming years.

    April 12, 2014

  • Community Briefs: April 13 A compilation of community news items as published in Sunday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    April 12, 2014

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin