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Celebration (1970s band)

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Years active  1978–1979
Active from  1978
Genres  Rock music, Pop rock
Active until  1979
Members  Mike Love
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Labels  MCA, Pacific Arts Records, ADC Records
Associated acts  The Beach Boys, King Harvest
Past members  Mike Love Dave "Doc" Robinson Ron Altbach Charles Lloyd Paul Fauerso
Albums  Almost Summer, Celebration, Disco Celebration
Similar  The Beach Boys, Ron Altbach, Mike Meros, Mike Kowalski, Carli Muñoz

Celebration was a short lived 1970s American rock band, fronted by Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love as well as members of the band King Harvest.

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Background

During the late 1970s, Beach Boys frontman Mike Love began to work on outside projects. His first major work was with a new band, Celebration. The band featured members of the short lived band King Harvest as well as future and current Beach Boys live backing members. The band's first project was a soundtrack for the film Almost Summer, which featured the lead single of the same name written by Love and his Beach Boys band mates Al Jardine and Brian Wilson. The song reached No. 28 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1978. The band followed up the album with two more albums, one of original material and another of disco numbers. Despite several live appearances and some success, the band disbanded in 1979; however some members of the group continued to perform with Mike Love in the Beach Boys backing band.

Members

Almost Summer album:

  • Mike Love - lead vocals
  • Charles Lloyd - saxophone, flute
  • Ron Altbach - keyboards
  • Dave "Doc" Robinson - bass, backing vocals
  • Paul Fauerso - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ed Carter - guitar
  • Wells Kelly - bass
  • Gary Griffin - keyboards
  • Additional musicians:

  • Steve Douglas - sax
  • Rusty Ford - bass
  • Tom Smith - drums
  • Sterling Smith - synthesizers
  • Ed Tuleja - guitars
  • Dave Bunch - guitars
  • Maureen Love - harp
  • Celebration album:

  • Mike Love - lead vocals
  • Dave "Doc" Robinson - backing vocals
  • Ron Altbach - keyboards
  • Charles Lloyd - saxophone
  • Paul Fauerso - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tim Weston - guitar
  • Kevin Brandon - bass
  • Kim Calkins - drums
  • Albums

  • 1978: Almost Summer: Music from the Original Motion Picture Score (MCA Records)
  • 1979: Celebration (Pacific Arts Records)
  • 1979: Disco Celebration (ADC Records)
  • Singles

  • 1978: Almost Summer - # 28 on Billboard Hot 100
  • Songs

    Sad - Sad SummerAlmost Summer · 1978
    I Don't Wanna KnowCelebration · 1979
    Christine and BobbyAlmost Summer · 1978

    References

    Celebration (1970s band) Wikipedia


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