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The Beach Boys' Schizophrenia

Geoffrey Himes, Musician, April 1981

ON JULY 4, 1980, the Beach Boys sat at the base of the Washington Monument and played to a vast sea of half a million listeners. The band played almost nothing written after 1968, relying instead on the sure-fire cheer-winners like 'California Girls' and 'I Get Around'.

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