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John Stamos performs with "The Beach Boys" on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ – Where’s Brian Wilson?

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In the clip below, you will see John Stamos performing with a group referred to as “The Beach Boys.”  I have said this before and I will say it again: a band should not be referred to by its original name if only one of the original members is in the group.  Otherwise, it’s just a sad tribute band.  ‘The Beach Boys’ were originally comprised of Brian Wilson, his brothers Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and a friend named Al Jardine.  Carl and Dennis both died in the 80s and Al Jardine left the band shortly after that.  Because Brian Wilson was absent at the ‘DWTS’ performance below, that makes Mike Love the only original member.  I’m not sure why Brian Wilson wasn’t there, especially since he was the primary writer of all those timeless songs they continue to sing.  I know Wilson is alive and well, considering we go to the same Los Angeles Starbucks.  I’ve heard through the coffee talk rumor mill that he is peeved about “The Beach Boys” touring without him, but who knows if it’s true.  All I know is, I’d be peeved.  Watch below.

Update: One of my readers brought it to my attention that Mike Love has sued Brian Wilson multiple times, which explains why Wilson would be peeved and wouldn’t tour with them.