Grammy Salute to the Beach Boys

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America’s favorite band the Beach Boys were honored by the Recording Academy three days after the Grammys at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA (2/8). Past artists/groups to be honored include The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Prince, and Stevie Wonder. Similar to the annual Musicares Person of the Year event, one artist or group is honored by a number of artists performing the honorees’ songs. The surviving Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and Mike Love were all in attendance. Although they did not perform you could see them sitting in an opera box watching the performances. Each guest only performed one song with the exception of duets. The lineup consisted of Little Big Town, Weezer, Michael McDonald, Beck, John Legend, Hanson, Charlie Puth, Brandi Carlile, Take 6, Pentatonix, Andy Grammer, Foster the People, Lady A, St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket, Luke Spiller, Taylor Momsen, Mumford and Sons, LeAnn Rimes, and Jim James. 

There were also a few speakers including John Stamos, who has performed with the Beach Boys since 1985, legendary producer Jimmy Jam, Drew Carey, and Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. in addition to some of the performing artists who came out to announce other performers. The 21-song set included was full of beloved classics like “California Girls,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Fun Fun Fun,” “Good Vibrations,” and “God Only Knows.” 

 CBS Presents A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEACH BOYS will be airg Sunday, April 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+

Taping Setlist:

1.Help Me Rhonda-Little Big Town 

John Stamos speaks

2. California Girls-Weezer

Jimmy Jam Speaks

3. Sail on Sailor-John Legend

4. Barbara Ann- Hanson

5. Brandi Carlile- In My Room

6. Wouldn't It Be Nice-Charlie Puth

Little Big Town Speaks

7.Don't Worry Baby-McDonald /Take 6

John Legend Speaks

8. Warmth of the Sun-Norah Jones

9. Do It Again Foster the People

10. Surfer Girl- Lady A

Drew Carey Speaks

11. Do You Wanna Dance-Fallout Boy

Harvey Mason Jr. Speaks

12. Sloop John B. - Beck

13. Caroline No. -LeAnn Rimes

Brandi Speaks

14. I Know There's an Answer- Mumford and Sons

15.Darlin-Andy Grammer

Norah Jones Speaks

16. Still Believe In Me-St. Vincent

17. I Get Around-My Morning Jacket 

LeAnn Rimes Speaks

18. Here's and Villains Pentatonix  John Stamos Speaks

19. Surfin’ USA/ Fun Fun Fun Luke Spiller and Taylor Momsen

20. Jim James/Beck- Good Vibrations

21. God Only knows Brandi and John Legend