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Brian Wilson Presents Smile: Royal Festival Hall, London

Stephen Dalton, The Times, 21 February 2004

HE MAY HAVE taken more drugs than anyone else in the 1960s, but Brian Wilson is still a handsome man. At his best, grooving away to his old Beach Boys hits at the Royal Festival Hall yesterday, the 62-year-old pop veteran could have passed for a Hollywood icon in the Jeff Bridges mould. Only when the spotlights caught him full-on did he resemble Leonid Brezhnev after a series of strokes.

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