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Brian Wilson show at UB sells out in record time

On Sunday, the Guardian published an article entitled “Was 1966 pop music’s greatest year?” and offered as evidence to the affirmative the fact that the year saw the release of the Beatles' "Revolver,” Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde,” and the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds,” three albums that would surely populate any “Best Ever.”

That could help explain why "Brian Wilson ‘Pet Sounds’ 50th Anniversary Concert" at UB’s Center for the Arts on Sept. 28 sold out in less than 24 hours last week.

Tickets for the show went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The last available seat was snapped up by 3:30 a.m. Saturday, making it the fastest sellout the Center for the Arts’ 21-year history, breaking a record at the venue previously held by Bonnie Raitt.

Though his influence is impossible to accurately measure, one thing about Brian Wilson is clear: He is unique in the history of rock and pop music as a composer of vast and far-reaching vision.

And he’s not getting any younger.


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