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Copyright on the above Beach Boys Convention photographs

Brian Clarke



Tony Rivers on stage with Coconut Grove


Photo from the front of the stage


Pleased with our performance at the convention


Chris White on stage with Coconut Grove


Sean Mc'Creavey performing "Caroline No" with Coconut Grove

Beach Boys Convention

Coconut Grove were invited a perform at the yearly "Beach Boys" convention in London on Saturday 18th September 1993.

"Brian Wilson" of the Beach Boys played his first U. K. solo concert at this convention in 1989.

We also had the honour of several guest artists performing on stage with us. Tony Rivers who was lead vocalist of "Harmony Grass" sang a selection of Beach Boys hits: " Tony performed "Help Me Rhonda" and "You're So Good To Me". Both songs were originally hits for the Beach Boys.

Chris White" who had a top 20 hit with the song, "Spanish Wine" also made a guest appearance and performed, "Sloop John B".

Coconut Grove actually performed the song "Spanish Wine" at the convention, as a surprise for Chris White.

Another artist, "Sean Mc'Creavy", sang the Beach Boy classic song, "Caroline No", originally recorded by the Beach Boys on their classic album, "Pet Sounds". Sean commented on the liner notes of his solo CD, that performing "Caroline No" with Coconut Grove at the convention was one of the high spots of his career.



The photograph to the left was taken after our performance at the Beach Boys convention.

Below is our photograph on the front page of the "Cornish Guardian" with the news story of our Beach Boys Convention gig.




On the left, another photograph taken during our performance at the Beach Boys convention.


Film Strip of Coconut Grove performing at the Beach Boys Convention with guests: Tony Rivers, Chris White & Sean Mc'Creavy

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Tony Rivers with Coconut Grove performing "Help Me Rhonda".


Coconut Grove (short clip of "Do You Wanna Dance")




Above is a extract from the liner notes of the Sean Mc'Creavey "Dumb Angel" CD

"One of the most enjoyable times I ever had was performing this one on stage with the excellent Coconut Grove"





Spanish Wine sheet music. We performed this song for Chris White at the convention.




Set List: Songs as performed by Coconut Grove at the Beach Boys Convention