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The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Returns to High School to Get His 'F' in Music Changed to an 'A'

The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Returns to High School to Get His 'F' in Music Changed to an 'A'
Brian Wilson is taking a trip down memory lane but for a good reason.

The musician and co-founder of The Beach Boys, 75, returned to Hawthorne High School on Monday to fight for a change in his music grade – 58 years after he graduated.

Wilson composed the song “Surfin'” while in high school for his music teacher, Fred Morgan. In a tweet shared by Wilson, Morgan said, “Brian wrote a composition for me and it turned out to be ‘Surfin.’ That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.”

The tweet also read, “Brian’s failing grade has now been
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Film Review: ‘Father Figures’

Twins don’t have to look alike, but in the dithering and maladroit road comedy “Father Figures,” Ed Helms and Owen Wilson play bickering brothers who are fraternal twins, and the casting doesn’t sit right; the two actors never convince us that they were baptized in the same physical or spiritual DNA. Helms is Peter Reynolds, a proctologist (are you laughing yet?), divorced and lonely, with a teen son who hates him. He’s supposed to be a miserable uptight crank, but since Helms comes off more like a Teddy Bear nerd, the characterization doesn’t quite parse. That said, he’s a major pill next to Owen Wilson, who is cast as yet another whiny-cooey-voiced Owen Wilson king of mellow — a dude who lives off his residuals from having served as the model for a sketch on a jar of barbecue sauce.

These two were raised by their devoted single mother, Helen ([link
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Beach Boys Singer Mike Love Says Music Could Have Saved Charles Manson's Victims

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[[tmz:video id="0_qpaz0wis"]] The Beach Boys singer Mike Love has nothing but bad feelings about Charles Manson, but he says something about the deceased murderer that is truly shocking. We got Mike in NYC Monday signing autographs, and he told our photog if Manson had a music career maybe his victims would have been spared. In case you didin't know ... Manson actually wrote a song The Beach Boys recorded -- "Never Learn Not to Love" -- but when
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The Celebrities Who Crossed Paths with Charles Manson and His Deadly Cult

The Celebrities Who Crossed Paths with Charles Manson and His Deadly Cult
Before Charles Manson — who died on Sunday at age 83 — and his murderous “family” of followers embarked on a plan to kill famous people in the ’60s, the group sought out celebrities as friends, roommates and professional connections.

Manson was drawn to the famous and glamorous, biographer Jeff Guinn explains to People: “Manson fully intended to become the most famous rock ’n’ roll star in history” — and he worked to connect with those who he believed could aid his career.

The time period is also important, Guinn says: From the mid- to late-‘60s, many celebrities embraced an egalitarian idea that
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Cult Leader Charles Manson, Whose 1969 Murders Horrified the Nation, Dead at 83

Cult Leader Charles Manson, Whose 1969 Murders Horrified the Nation, Dead at 83
Charles Manson, whose name became synonymous with evil after his arrest in connection with the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and eight other people, has died of natural causes.

He was 83 and serving nine life sentences in California’s Corcoran State Prison at the time of his death, which was confirmed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

“I said a prayer for his soul,” Sharon Tate’s sister Debra tells People of the moment after she received a call from a prison official informing her Manson died on Sunday night.

Adds Anthony Dimaria, the nephew of Manson victim
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Glen Campbell Remembered by Wife Kim, Country Music Stars and Bill Clinton During Emotional Memorial Service

Glen Campbell Remembered by Wife Kim, Country Music Stars and Bill Clinton During Emotional Memorial Service
The “Rhinestone Cowboy” is finally at rest.

Family and friends of Glen Campbell said their final goodbyes Thursday to the late singer in Nashville at the Cma Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Kim Campbell, the iconic singer’s wife, delivered a touching eulogy for her husband, calling him “the love of my life.”

“There were no secrets with Glen. He was the real deal all the time,” she said. “Glen was open and honest about his struggles and humbly gave God all the glory for turning his life around.”

Kim described watching the solar eclipse on Monday,
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John Stamos and The Beach Boys Pay Tribute to Manchester Victims: 'We Stand With All of the U.K'

John Stamos and The Beach Boys Pay Tribute to Manchester Victims: 'We Stand With All of the U.K'
John Stamos and The Beach Boys paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombing on Wednesday night, dedicating a moment of silence to those affected during their concert at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre in the U.K.

Related: John Stamos, Less Than Half a Mile From Manchester Attack, Pens Emotional Response

"Because nothing heals more than a song," the Full House actor said in a video shared on Instagram.

“The violence in Manchester Monday evening is so heartbreaking," Beach Boy Bruce Johnston added. "Our prayers tonight are with all the victims, the wounded and their loved ones. We stand with the people of Manchester. We stand with all of the U.K."

Mike Love also addressed the crowd, "We've been bringing people together for 55 years. We are like all those kids at the concert the other night. They are in our hearts forever. Please join us for a moment of silence."

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John Stamos and The Beach Boys Dedicate Scarborough Concert to Manchester Terrorist Attack Victims

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John Stamos and The Beach Boys Dedicate Scarborough Concert to Manchester Terrorist Attack Victims
John Stamos and The Beach Boys performed at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre, two days following the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena that killed 22 and left at least 59 injured.

On Wednesday, Stamos and The Beach Boys, who are currently on the U.K. leg of their Wild Honey World Tour, held a moment of silence and special tribute in honor of the victims of Monday’s explosion, which happened about 110 miles away from the Open Air Theatre.

The Fuller House actor, who was staying at a hotel less than half a mile from Manchester Arena on Tuesday, spoke to the
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Teaser Trailer for 'The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds' Documentary

"It's totally different to anything that was going on at that time. It was the leader, and everybody followed that." Showtime has debuted a teaser trailer for their new documentary The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds, telling the story of The Beach Boys iconic album. The film features exclusive interviews with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, and will explore "the story of the creation of the record that cemented The Beach Boys reputation as a leading force to rival The Beatles." The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds was released in May of 1966, and the film chronicles their time in and out of the studio creating the songs. This first aired on BBC, but Showtime has added new footage for the Us premiere. This might be a good companion to the Brian Wilson film Love & Mercy from a few years ago. Take a look/listen.
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‘The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds’ Teaser: Showtime Dives Deep on Making of Seminal Album in New Documentary — Watch

‘The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds’ Teaser: Showtime Dives Deep on Making of Seminal Album in New Documentary — Watch
The official fiftieth anniversary of the release of The Beach Boys’ seminal album “Pet Sounds” may have come and gone — it was last May, for those of you keeping track — but Showtime’s newest documentary, “The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds,” uses the ol’ anniversary peg to tout what looks to be a very insightful new look at the band, the album, and its impact on music at large.

Featuring interviews with Brian Wilson and surviving members of The Beach Boys — including Alan Jardine, David Marks, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and more — the new doc revisits the writing and recording of the landmark album.

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The film’s latest teaser trailer is set to the classic sounds of the song “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” using it as both canny background and actual inspiration for
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Trailer for ‘The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds’ Explores the Creation of a Landmark Album

After getting an impressive biopic with Love & Mercy a few years ago, Brian Wilson is back in a new documentary on the formation of The Beach Boys‘ classic album “Pet Sounds.” Aptly named The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds, the film goes behind-the-scenes with interviews from the album’s creators, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston, as well as former member David Mark.

Ahead of a premiere on Showtime next month, the first trailer has now arrived. While it looks to take the conventional form of a talking heads documentary, the promise of rare footage and outtakes makes it a essential watch for fans of the band. Check out the preview below.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Pet Sounds,’ Brian Wilson and surviving members of The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks) revisit the writing and recording of the
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Charles Manson Documentary Shows Never-Before-Seen Footage of Murderous Cult -- and It's Terrifying

Another true crime story is coming to primetime.

The two-hour documentary, Truth and Lies: The Family Manson, airing tonight on ABC, will revisit the brutal murders of Sharon Tate -- who was pregnant at the time -- and five of her friends that took place at her Hollywood home on Aug. 8, 1969, while her husband, Roman Polanski, was out of town. Tate was stabbed 16 times and had an "X" carved into her stomach.

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The following evening, Leno and Rosemary Labianca were killed at their home, and the word "war" was carved into Leno's stomach, while "Helter Skelter" was written on the couple's refrigerator in blood.

The documentary will feature never-before-scene interviews with Charles Manson -- who was sent to prison for ordering these murders -- as well as interviews with law enforcement and first responders to the scene of such crimes.

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How a Stolen Beach Boys Song Helped Lead to Charles Manson's Murderous Path

The Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson inadvertently puts Charles Manson on a path to Helter Skelter in this two-minute excerpt from the two-hour documentary Truth and Lies: The Family Manson, which airs Friday night on ABC.

The clip focuses on how Wilson, an associate of Manson's, took one of Manson's songs ("Cease to Exist") and turned it into the Beach Boys composition "Never Learn Not to Love," with Wilson giving himself full songwriting credit for the track.

"We actually recorded that song," the Beach Boys' Mike Love says in the excerpt.
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Watch Mike Love Recall Disturbing Brush With Charles Manson

Truth and Lies: The Family Manson, a two-hour documentary chronicling the Charles Manson story, airs Friday, March 17th at 9 p.m. Est on ABC. In a gripping trailer, Beach Boys singer Mike Love recounts a disturbing brush with the cult leader in Beverly Hills. "The door opened, and Charlie Manson stood there and looked up at me and said, 'You can't leave the group,'" he says.

The expansive doc explores Manson's rise and fall: his devoted followers, his failed attempts at rock stardom in post-"Summer of Love
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Watch: New Charles Manson Documentary Reveals Never-Before-Seen Jailhouse Interviews

He masterminded one of the most gruesome crime sprees of the 20th century, and nearly 50 years later, Charles Manson continues to be a source of horror.

On March 17 at 9 p.m. Et, ABC retells the dark, disturbing story of Manson — and his twisted cult of devoted followers he instructed to carry out a series of grisly homicides in 1969 – in the two-hour documentary Truth and Lies: The Family Manson.

Based on never-before-seen video from ABC News’ prison interviews with Manson and former “Manson Family” members Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel (all of whom are now serving life sentences in California
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‘Surfin’ USA’? Not for Beach Boy Brian Wilson: ‘I Tried Once and Got Conked on the Head’

‘Surfin’ USA’? Not for Beach Boy Brian Wilson: ‘I Tried Once and Got Conked on the Head’
The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson may have created some of the planet’s most enduring songs about surfing, but as a kid growing up in Southern California, Wilson was “scared” of the ocean, he reveals in his new autobiography I Am Brian Wilson.

“You wouldn’t think this,” Wilson, 74, writes, “but I almost never went to the beach as a kid, even though it was only a few miles away.”

Wilson, widely regarded as one of pop music’s most creative and innovative artists, formed the Beach Boys with his brothers Dennis and Carl Wilson, along with their cousin
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Beach Boy Mike Love Recreates the Drive That Inspired 'Good Vibrations' Lyrics 50 Years Ago

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Beach Boy Mike Love Recreates the Drive That Inspired 'Good Vibrations' Lyrics 50 Years Ago
One August afternoon in 1966, Beach Boy Mike Love climbed into his lemon yellow Jaguar Xke (similar to the one he's wedging himself right into now) and took off for a recording session in Hollywood. Along the way, he came up with the lyrics to the psychedelic masterpiece "Good Vibrations" - a track that forever changed rock music. "I don't remember there being this much traffic," Love announces five decades later while recreating what has to be one of pop culture's most awesome work commutes for People. In Love's new biography, aptly titled Good Vibrations, he writes of how the words to the global smash,
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How Beach Boy Dennis Wilson Spent $100K Supporting Charles Manson’s 'Family'

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In the summer of 1968, Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson had split from his wife and was living in a former hunting lodge on Sunset Boulevard. One night, he was pulling into his driveway when he saw lights on inside his rental house. Friends regularly stopped by but Wilson didn't recognize the small man with the long dark hair and scruffy beard who walked out of his back door towards him. Unnerved by the stranger, Wilson asked him if he was going to hurt him. “Do I look like I’m going to?” the man responded, and then dropped to his knees and kissed Wilson's feet.
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How Beach Boy Dennis Wilson Spent $100K Supporting Charles Manson’s 'Family'

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In the summer of 1968, Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson had split from his wife and was living in a former hunting lodge on Sunset Boulevard. One night, he was pulling into his driveway when he saw lights on inside his rental house. Friends regularly stopped by but Wilson didn't recognize the small man with the long dark hair and scruffy beard who walked out of his back door towards him. Unnerved by the stranger, Wilson asked him if he was going to hurt him. “Do I look like I’m going to?” the man responded, and then dropped to his knees and kissed Wilson's feet.
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Beach Boy Mike Love Reveals One of Manson's 'Girls' Was His Babysitter

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Beach Boy Mike Love's new memoir, Good Vibrations, marries his recall of the group's rise to success with detours into the 1960s Southern California counterculture that thrived as the band emerged and climbed the musical charts. One of the darkest twists in that story is Love's brush with the "family" of Charles Manson, who is still serving time in prison along with his followers for a Los Angeles killing spree in August 1969. Among Love's connections to Manson: One of his "girls" babysat Love's kids, Love writes in Vibrations. Love, now 75, writes in an exclusive memoir excerpt in this week's issue of People,
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