‘A Grammy Salute to The Beach Boys’ to Tape After 2023 Ceremony

The latest installment of the Grammy Salute series is set to highlight the incomparable work of The Beach Boys. The special will tape on Feb. 8, three days after the 65th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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The live concert tribute will feature a host of famous faces playing through the pop/rockers’ cherished discography. It will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will air on CBS later this year.

Despite The Recording Academy choosing to highlight the fivesome in this way, The Beach Boys never won a Grammy in competition, though they had four nominations. Since then, the group has received a Lifetime Achievement award from The Recording Academy. Brian Wilson was also named MusiCares “Person of the Year” in 2005 and five Beach Boys tracks have been voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, including “California Girls” and “I Get Around.”

Wilson has received six more Grammy nominations as a solo act, winning twice—once for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow” and Best Historical Album for The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set) in 2012.

The Beach Boys’ fete comes on the heels of Paul Simon’s Grammy Tribute, which featured the likes of Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, and Garth Brooks.

The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, with an introduction from Elton John. Wilson earned a spot in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007.

The group formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961 with the original line-up consisting of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and close friend Al Jardine. Brian Wilson, Love, and Jardine are all still living. Dennis and Carl Wilson died in 1983 and 1998, respectively.

Across their tenure, they earned four No. 1 hits: “I Get Around,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo.”

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