On This Day: All-Star Tribute To Brian Wilson In New York

March 29, 2018

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On this day in 2001, Brian Wilson was honored at a New York concert. His songs were performed by David Crosby, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Carly Simon and Heart. Check out the video above (and scroll to the 4-minute mark to see some awesome moves by Elton John and Billy Joel)!

The line-up went something like this:

  • Our Prayer – The Boys Choir of Harlem
  • California Girls – Ricky Martin
  • Help Me, Rhonda – Ricky Martin
  • Surfer Girl – Paul Simon
  • Surf City – The Go-Go’s
  • In My Room – Carly Simon, David Crosby, Jimmy Webb
  • The Warmth Of The Sun – Vince Gill
  • I Get Around – Evan and Jaron
  • God Only Knows – Elton John
  • I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times – Aimee Mann, Michael Penn
  • Don’t Worry Baby – Billy Joel
  • Sail On, Sailor – Darius Rucker, Matthew Sweet
  • You’re So Good To Me – Wilson Phillips
  • Good Vibrations – Heart

Here are some more videos from the concert:

For more from this day in history, check out today's Classic Rock Almanac.