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Brian Wilson at the Royal Festival Hall

I had the pleasure of listening to one of the most celebrated song writers of the 20th century last night, someone who undeniably defined the music of his generation: Brian Wilson, the genius behind the Beach Boys. For some obscure reason he considers the Royal Festival Hall his "spiritual home" and was in London to play some new music.

The impressive backing band supported him (and his slightly strange arm waving) through all the old classics: Sloop John B, Barbara Ann, California Girls, Fun Fun Fun and the rest! The first part of the second half was given to his new material which, even though didn't receive the huge reception like the old stuff did, was still very impressive.

Usually at the end of concerts, I'm ready for bed, but last night I wanted Brian back on stage to continue the rock and roll. An awesomely good spectacle.

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