(PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE) Before the Eagles got back together in the '90s, they said it would happen when "hell freezes over." We can imagine the situation was just as hot in Surf City for the long-fractured Beach Boys.
To borrow a phrase from a well-known band to the north, what a long strange trip it's been for the group, from the first hit in 1962 to this tour that, almost miraculously, brings the surviving members together for a 50th anniversary.
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It's not surprising that the Beach Boys, with a canon of classic American songs that have long transcended the group's "era," would still be popular after all this time.