The first step toward a [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beach Boys[/lastfm] reunion will take place today! That’s when Al Jardine will play with Mike Love and his current Beach Boys lineup at an event honoring the 100th birthday of the late president Ronald Reagan.
Jardine calls it the right occasion — the band has long been friendly with the Reagan family. To play at the Reagan Library “shows respect to them.” He adds with the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary occurring this year, “It seems like the right time to show some solidarity… within the band. It’s a good sign for the fans.” However, it will not be a complete reunion of the original surviving members as Brian Wilson‘s manager tells us he won’t be there.
The Ronald Reagan Centennial Birthday Celebration Concert, with co-stars including Lonestar and Lee Greenwood, takes place Saturday evening at 7 p.m. PT at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. It will be streamed online.