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Beach Boys Reconcile for Photo Session

June 14, 2006 3:03 PM ET

Feel the love: The three surviving Beach Boys posed for pictures on the rooftop of the Capitol Records building yesterday alongside David Marks (who played in the group from 1962-63) and Bruce Johnson (who has played with the group since 1965) to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Pet Sounds. This marked the first time they had appeared together in a decade: the three original Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine) all tour with their own bands these days. Jardine and Love spent much of the last few years engaged in a bitter lawsuit over the right to tour under the Beach Boys name. In the early Nineties Mike Love sued his cousin Brian Wilson over songwriting royalties stemming from the bands classic Sixties hits. He also filed suit against Wilson last November stating he "hamelessly misappropriated" his image while promoting the Smile album. When asked if the hatchet had been buried Love pointed to his back and quipped, "The hatchets are right here." Brian, ever the dreamy optimist, said there was a slim chance they all might perform together one day.

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