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2008-10-04 18:00:16

Filmed at the legendary recording studio in London, Live from Abbey Road has seen a whole host of world-famous musicians perform in the famous Studio One since the series began in 2006. It's not often that a musician's reputation outshines that of the iconic studio, but in tonight's edition, the legendary Brian Wilson swings by. He will be performing classics from his extensive back catalogue, as well as new material from That Lucky Old Sun, his 10th album, which was released at the...

2008-08-02 15:00:15

By RICK MASSIMO NEWPORT -- Well, I still don't know what to make of that. Brian Wilson, the genius behind The Beach Boys and a recluse nearly as famous for long periods of withdrawal and depression as for hits such as -- where do you begin? I guess "Surfin' USA,""God Only Knows" and "Do It Again," just to pick three eras -- opened the Newport Folk Festival last night with a 10-piece band that faithfully re-created his complex masterpieces to an almost eerie instrumental and vocal...

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