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The Beach Boys

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
September 26, 1998

The Beach Boys
with Special Guests The Rock & Roll Relics

Photo of Mountaineer Parents Club staff with the Beach Boys in 1998
The hardworking Mountaineer Parents Club staff, whose efforts made many of the Fall Family Weekend events a huge success, got a moment to meet Beach Boy Mike Love before the Beach Boys concert Saturday. From left to right, Selena Watkins, David Satterfield, President David Hardesty, Michael Beto, Susan Hardesty, Kevin Berry, Beach Boy Mike Love, Deborah Fusco, Carolyn Curry, Ken Gray and Sabrina Cave all took the opportunity to have their photo taken with a legend before the supergroup took the stage. This photo, taken by Greg Ellis, appeared in the Mountaineer Spirit.           
Print ad promoting the 1998 Beach Boys Fall Family Weekend concert
This ad appeared in The Dominion Post in promotion of the concert.
SHOW DATE: Saturday, September 26, 1998 • 7:30pm
In September 1998, The Beach Boys played a special Fall Family Weekend concert for 6,000 WVU Students and parents at the WVU Coliseum.

These Rock & Roll Hall of Famers continue to hold the Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits (36). "Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys" has achieved triple-Platinum sales status and "The SMiLE Sessions," released to worldwide critical acclaim in November 2011, was heralded as 2011’s #1 Reissue of the Year by "Rolling Stone" magazine.

The Rock & Roll Relics from Washington, D.C. opened the show. This '50s and '60s cover band had special ties to the University. Drummer Don Saunders' son Jeff was a freshman majoring in Landscape Architecture at the time.
Publicity photo from 1965
The Beach Boys circa 1965