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Everybody's gone singin': Beach Boys lyrics quiz

Surf's definitely up on Long Island this week: It's time for the Beach Boys' annual summer visit to the surfing mecca of the East Coast.

And while they won't be hanging 10 at Ditch Plains, the group - featuring original member Mike Love - will be playing the Theatre at Westbury on Friday night. If the current incarnation of the group makes you nostalgic for the boys in their prime, you'll be able to see rare performance footage of them Tuesday night in a special program at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.

For more fun, fun, fun, we offer our third annual Explore LI Beach Boys quiz. This time, we're asking you to fill in the missing words to these lines from classic Beach Boys songs:

1. We're waxin' down our surfboards / We can't wait for - -. ("Surfin' USA")

2. I have watched you on the - - / Standing by the ocean's roar. ("Surfer Girl")

3. My - - and me are getting real well known. ("I Get Around")

4. Softly - - , I know she must be kind. ("Good Vibrations")

5. At Huntington and Malibu, they're - - the pier. ("Surfin' Safari")

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6. But she'll walk a - - like she's standin' still. ("Little Deuce Coupe")

7. My four speed dual -- posi-traction 409. ("409")

8. The northern girls with the way they kiss / They keep their boyfriends - - at night. ("California Girls")

9. To - -, Bahama come on pretty mama. ("Kokomo")

10. She forgot all about the - - that she told her old man now. ("Fun Fun Fun")


Answers

1. June; 2. shore; 3. buddies; 4. smile; 5. shooting;

6. Thunderbird; 7. quad; 8. warm; 9. Bermuda; 10. library


WHO The Beach Boys

WHEN | WHERE Friday at 8 p.m., Theatre at Westbury

TICKETS $56.50-$66.50

INFO 516-334-0800, livenation.com


WHAT The Beach Boys clips at "Rock Legends Live!"

WHEN | WHERE Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington

TICKETS $9 members, $13 public, includes reception.

INFO 631-423-7611; 800-838-3006

 

At the movies

 

Rock archivist Bill Shelley of Freeport will be featuring The Beach Boys in Tuesday's "Rock Legends Live!" series at Cinema Arts Centre.

Among the material that will be screened from his collection are performances on the English TV show "Ready, Steady, Go!" (1965); Germany tour concerts (1965-66); home movies shot by Brian Wilson's family and behind-the-scenes footage shot by Capitol Records; home studio footage of the group working on "Pet Sounds" (1966).

Songs include "Sloop John B," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Good Vibrations," "I Get Around," "Surfin' USA," "Help Me Rhonda," "Surfer Girl," "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "Surfin' Safari."

 

'California Girls': Tale of the tape

 

God only knows if Katy Perry's "California Gurls" will rival the success of the Beach Boys' iconic "California Girls." We have to wait to hear if David Lee Roth covers the Perry version, but in the meantime, here's the tale of the tape.


Beach Boys' 'California Girls': Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love

California sun lyrics: "The West Coast has the sunshine / And the girls all get so tanned"

Beachy keen lyrics: "Dolls by a palm tree in the sand"

Snoop Dog rap? Um, no


Katy Perry's 'California Girls': Written by Calvin Broadus (aka Snoop Dogg), Katy Perry and three other guys

California sun lyrics: "Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top / Sun-kissed skin, so hot we'll melt your Popsicle"

Beachy keen lyrics: "Sex on the beach / We get sand in our stilettos"

Snoop Dog rap? Yes, of course.

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