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Al Jardine to join Brian Wilson at Gallo Center


Beach Boys Fans rejoice! This is really going to be a special night at the Gallo Center, on John Lennon’s birthday no less. If you don’t have your tix, you will be seriously snoozing if you miss out.

Brian Wilson, the legendary co-founder of The Beach Boys who is already set to perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts this fall, will have a special guest at his concert, it was revealed today. Wilson is to be joined in the performance by another founding member of the rock band, Al Jardine.

“We are thrilled to get the news,” said Gallo Center CEO Lynn Dickerson. “It is an honor just to be able to present Brian Wilson, but to have two legends performing makes this concert very special indeed.”

The concert is Thursday, October 9, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $59 to $119, and may be purchased online at<>, by calling 209-338-2100, or from the Gallo Center ticket office at 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto.

Wilson, who has been called “the Mozart of Rock,” was barely out of his teens when he began to create such hits as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls,” “Sloop John B,” “God Only Knows,” and “Good Vibrations.” They were among more than two dozen Top 40 hits Wilson co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed with his brothers Carl and Dennis, cousin Mike Love, and Jardine.

Jardine was a guitarist and singer with The Beach Boys for more than 30 years. A core member of the group through its most productive and influential period, he recorded 25 studio albums with the band and was the lead vocalist on a number of their songs, including “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Then I Kissed Her,” “I Know There’s an Answer” and “Lady Lynda.”

For this concert, Wilson, Jardine and their band will perform many of The Beach Boys’ hits, plus songs that are fan favorites but not heard that often live.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.