Queen resurrect Beach Boy


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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This article is from 2008.

The Beach Boys

The surviving Beach Boys (with one obvious exception) continue to tour their surf flavoured summer vibes.

The Sage Gateshead

Thu 25 May 2017

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