Queen resurrect Beach Boy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 May 2008

This article is from 2008.

Queen guitarist Brian May

Queen have musically resurrected late Beach Boys star Dennis Wilson.

The band's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor completed the unfinished Dennis track 'Holy Man' nearly 25 years after the musician - the only Beach Boy who surfed - drowned.

Brian told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "It was a song that Dennis had begun shortly before he died but never finished. Beautiful piano playing, wonderful spiritual feel, the whole track spoke to me like a poem and seemed to be steeped in the spirit of this mysterious man, the Beach Boy who surfed.

"I wanted to do my bit to realise it to the full. Roger loved it, too, added his voice to the harmonies and did some nice percussion so the whole thing now has a subtle Queen overtone."

Dennis was The Beach Boys' drummer, and his 1977 solo album 'Pacific Ocean Blue' was critically acclaimed.

He drowned two days after Christmas in 1983 after diving into the ocean in California, America.

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Queen & Adam Lambert

Having completed their sold out world tour the critically acclaimed partnership of Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and new vocalist Adam Lambert (American Idol/Glee) embark on a series of European dates.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Thu 30 Nov

£79 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 16 Dec

£79 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 6 Dec

£900 / 0844 248 1585

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 28 Nov

£79 / 0844 800 0400

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