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Brian Wilson

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Apr 22, 2017 – 8:00 PM

10777 Northfield Rd
Northfield, OH 44067 Map

  • Brian Wilson
  • Blondie Chaplin

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Brian Wilson: Brian Wilson is widely regarded as one of the most prolific singers, songwriters, and overall musicians alive today. He has performed notorious tour dates and released platinum records as the leader of the Beach Boys, as well as during his own highly successful solo career. While Wilson's original compositions have brought him international acclaim, he is currently garnering praise for his recreations of George and Ira Gershwin songs, as well as finishing two unfinished compositions. With an upcoming album full of Disney covers, fans are excited over Brian Wilson's upcoming 2011 tour dates in the US and Europe.

From a young age, Brian Wilson exhibited an uncanny musical talent. As a child, he began singing and composing songs with his younger brothers Carl and Dennis and performed songs at his high school. After writing a song for classmate and musician Al Jardine, the duo formed a band called The Pendletones with Brian's brothers and cousin Mike Love. The Beach Boys would go on to be one of the most iconic US bands in history, with Brian at the forefront writing songs and coordinating other members of the band. Rigorous tour dates and heaped responsibility began to take their toll on Wilson during his creation of the album, Smile. Combined by the birth of his first daughter, Carnie, tensions with other members of the band, increased drug use, and discouragement over hearing The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Wilson's mental health began to deteriorate.

By 1970, Brian had ceased nearly all participation in the Beach Boys and retreated into seclusion. He made contributions in the mid 70s and 80s, but then quit the band to receive proper medical care for his health issues. Brian Wilson truly began his solo career with Imagination in 1998, which was favorably received by critics and marked his first tour dates in over a decade. In 2004, Brian Wilson finally released his masterpiece, Smile. Initially written as a Beach Boy project, Wilson released the album as a solo project but has plans to release a Beach Boy version of the album in August, 2011. The album received rave reviews from critics and led to Disney signing Wilson to perform an album of Gershwin classics.

It's also guaranteed many more years of Brian Wilson's tour dates, including those in 2011. Beginning on July 29, Brian will resume months worth of North American tour dates, including five concerts in California. On September 7, Wilson's concert schedule will take him to Europe, where he'll play Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin in its entirety. Brian Wilson's 2011 tour dates will conclude on on September 22 in Brussels, so be sure to buy your tickets today!

Blondie Chaplin: .. Rasputin Studios with Rolling Stones Harmony Singers. Bernard Fowler, Blondie Chaplin, Angus Thomas & Rasputin co-wrote and performed their 1st original song "I Don't Think So" at Rasputin Studios, Beverly Hills... .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

..Waddy Wachtel & Blondie Chaplin at the Joint LA.."Sail on Sailor".. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Waddy Wachtel & Blondie Chaplin at the Joint LA.."Long Time Coming".. .. .. .. .. .. ....

.. Rolling Stones - "You Can't Always Get What You Want"..Rio De Janiero - A Bigger Bang Tour 2006..Blondie on backing vocals/guitar.. .. .. .. .. .. .... ..

.. The Beach Boys - "Wild Honey" (TV edit)..London, 1972 - Blondie on lead vocal and guitar.. .. .. .. .. .. .... ..

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..Blondie Chaplin Bio..

..Blondie Chaplin was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, to a musical family. His father was a banjo player considered the best in South Africa, but when young Blondie received a guitar as a gift from a neighbor his passion was realized. His course was set...

..His buddies Clemmy and Rudy taught him a few chords and Blondie was on his way. "After that I played after school and pretty much all the time, and then there was this moment that I realized that I had a voice!". It was that gift that carried him out of South Africa, or to put it another way: He sang his butt out of apartheid. Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer for Cream and Blind Faith and a current resident of South Africa agrees, "You had to be damn good to get out of South Africa on music when he did"...

..Blondies first band was called The Kats, then he moved on to The Kittens, where due to the purity and range of his voice, he caught the attention of Durbans hottest band, The Flames. The Flames were the Fataar Brothers and they all agreed that Blondie was what the band was missing. ..

..Blondie joined The Flames and they recorded two number one hits, but due to apartheid it was almost impossible to play for all audiences. They gigged at the Al Fresco Club in Durban, six nights a week, six sets a night, all the while saving money to leave for England. The group realized that they had to leave their homeland if they were going to continue to progress...

..So at age sixteen Blondie and his band mates boarded a ship and sailed for London. "once in England we settled in North Harrow because it was cheap to live there," Chaplin recalls. "We started doing little gigs. We played clubs like the Bag of Nails, Blazes and the Revolution. We did not make much money we just plodded away."..

..They got a break when Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys caught one of their sets in a London club. Wilson was so impressed that he brought the band to Los Angeles to record for the Beach Boys label Brother Records. They changed their name to The Flame and produced their self titled debut (and the first ever quadraphonic) album...

..Always a hard working band, The Flame settled in Santa Monica and began doing local gigs at the Whisky A GoGo and the Cuckoos Nest in Orange County. The west coast fell in love with The Flame and the clubs were packed for their shows. Due to external pressures the Flame disbanded. Their return to South Africa was a low point in Blondies musical journey but Carl Wilson saved the day by inviting him to join the Beach Boys and sent him a one way ticket back to LA. He remained with the legendary group for three years, playing on and contributing to the song writing on three albums: "Carl and the Passions So Tough", "Holland" and "Live in Concert". Blondie sang lead vocals on "Sail on Sailor"...

..Find a rock and roll band that needs a helping hand.....

..Weary of touring with the Beach Boys, Chaplin Settled into LA and its recording studios. He soon signed with Elektra/Asylum Records and recorded Blondie Chaplin /Rock and Roll. Garth Hudson of The Band helped out and years later Blondie returned the favor joining The Bands Rick Danko, Garth and drummer Levon Helm in Austrilia filling in after the loss of Richard Manuel. He also recorded with The Band on their album "High on the Hog"...

..Once his solo record was finished Blondie put a band together and did a tour promoting the album opening for Peter Frampton. Blondie stayed busy touring with legendary blues man Paul Butterfield and played on "Paul Butterfield Rides Again". He also went back on the road with The Bands Rick Danko with again special guest Paul Butterfield...

..While gigging around LA he played The Cuckoos Nest and was introduced by promoter/friend Jerry Roach to David Johanson of the New York Dolls. Blondie found a kindred spirit in David and the two collaborated on Davids solo album "Here Comes the Night". They did a rough edged bus tour promoting the release logging some 17,000 miles...

..Being friends with David facilitated his move to New York where he teamed up with fellow South African musicians Keith Lentin and CBSs "Late Show with David Letterman" drummer Anton Fig.. The trio became "Skollie". ..

..In New York Chaplin met Keith Richards and worked on Keiths labor of love "Wingless Angels". The music brought them together and Keith and Blondie became good friends and Blondie was subsequently asked to work on The Rolling Stones new album "Bridges to Babylon". For Blondie it was a bridge that stretched all the way back to Durban, South Africa. "It has been a long road", Chaplin mused. "From meeting Brian Jones while playing at the Revolution in London, to be invited to join the band by Keith in LA. Keith and I talked about that and how he just missed meeting me back in London at the Revolution"...

.."Playing with the Rolling Stones has been a extraordinary experience in my musical journey", said Chaplin. His participation in the group has expanded from Background vocals to include percussion and guitar. The ultimate gig for the ultimate musician. During the "Bridges" tour in Buenos Aires, Ronnie Wood introduced Blondie to Bob Dylan who was opening for the Stones. "This is Blondie Chaplin," he said. "Hes our secret weapon"...

..Invaluable in the studio and a spark plug on the stage, many have made use of his Talents. The list of notables is impressive: The Beach Boys, Paul Butterfield, The Byrds, The Band, David Johansen, Rick Danko, Mick Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Watts, The Wingless Angels and The Rolling Stones...

.."Between Us"..

..Now as he readies to hit the road with The Rolling Stones again for their Summer 2006 "A Bigger Bang" tour of Europe, Blondie Chaplin is simultaneously gearing up for the release of his new solo album, "Between Us"...

.."Weve been working on the new album for a year and a half." Chaplin explains, recording all of the tracks in New York between 2003 and 2005. "We did a lot of the album at my friend Keith Lentins studio. Anton Fig played the drums and Steve Barber arranged the strings...

.."What I like best about this record is its simplicity and purity. Theres not too much adornment. I just play and sing. Its an album where you can hear the singer sing the songs. It is very honest."..

.."Between Us" is released on the Big Karma Records label and will be available July 18th, 2006...

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