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Brian Wilson "was like Rachmaninoff as an army general", says The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston

Brian Wilson "was like Rachmaninoff as an army general", says The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston

Bruce Johnston discusses The Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary reunion tour in the new issue of Uncut (dated August 2013 and out now).

The singer and multi-instrumentalist talks about the group’s new live album, their UK shows and his past times touring with Brian Wilson.

“There’s still a lot of pressure on him,” says Johnston. “When I joined the band [in 1965], I used to watch his behaviour. He was like Rachmaninoff as an army general.

“He was sharing his art and protecting it with his leadership skills. He was so red-hot, so hip. So young.”

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