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tv   Second Look  FOX  June 17, 2012 11:00pm-11:30pm PDT

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up next on a second look -- the beach boys mark their 50th year and so do the rolling stones. plus jerry teller of skelle er
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still going strong. we'll have two of the top performances at quintin. good evening i'm julie haener and this is a second look. the year marks a big year for two groups, the beach boys and rolling stones. we'll have more on the stone as little bit later in today's program. but first the beach boys and long road they traveled in the 30 years after the group performed. >> reporter: the nation's number one singing group, the beach boys. >> reporter: in 1964 the beach boys were a teen fad with a
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huge following. five kids from hawthor who became america's best answer to the beatles. 1992, and the beach boys are still touring. still drawing big crowds and still singing those classic surfing songs. mike love is now 51. >> are you going to be the beach boys in another 10 years. >> the beach boys are going to be known for that. bob hope is not going to change being bob hope. >> are you going to keep touring like this? >> i don't know, we'll have to
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call an astrologer to find out. >> we never have time to do all the songs. you find more recent songs like cocomo. >> reporter: by the late 60s their beautiful harmonies fell out of style and for a long time only tragedy kept the band in the spotlight. >> those have individuals that have fallen on hard times because of drug use or something. that happens. but the critical mass of the beach boys has always, every year performed to a million or more people and stood primarily for positivity and good things. but you know, a couple of my cousins have ventured a little too far into drugs and one of them didn't come back at all. >> reporter: drugs took a heavy toll on the beach boys, both
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dennis and brian welt had suffered drug abuse. for his bryan it wasn't the partying, it was the pressure. >> the record company expected him to write it, sing it and perform it. you can't do that. >> ♪ >> reporter: in the late 1960s, bryan had a mental break down, stopped touring and started experimenting with psychedelic drugs. the band kept going but it wasn't the same. while the beach boys struggled to find an audience, bryan struggled with the drugs. at his worse, brine ballooned for 350 pounds and hid in his
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room for a long time. he didn't really recover until the late 1980s. his psychologist blamed most of it to the band. >> his psychologist is calling me every day. >> calling and saying what? >> come on, we have to play this song. so he's getting into it again. >> reporter: the beach boys have seen fame from the top when they could not keep the fans away to the bottom, when they could not even sell 200 tickets. the band members are all a lot closer to retirement age now than boyhood but retirement is not in their plans. >> you'll probably see us for a while. >> ♪ still to come on a second look, 44 years later and
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they're still going strong. oakland's tower of power. and a bit later it's been 50 year since the rolling stones first began performing publicly. we'll remember their bay area visit.
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this year marks 44 years since a new group emerged from oakland with a sound called urban sound music and tower of power hassen been performing ever since. including 15 performances this spring and summer across the country. gary koss brought us this report on tower of power. >> ♪ >> reporter: it's a friday afternoon and tower of power is doing a sound check to get ready for a concert tonight. what they're actually doing is trying to get themselves just right. they are a little out of sync.
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>> we were all on that note? >> yeah,. >> unacceptable. >> reporter: 43-year-old emilio castillo started this band, they were called the motowns then. a horn player in berkeley called steve hokla happened to hear them one night. >> they just knocked me out. they played can't turn you lose and all these songs i have. and i remember going after and saying, you have a great band. and i said there's only one problem. you have to problem on your base. and i told him by the way i play bass and he had me go in
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and been playing with them since 1968. >> reporter: since then, emilio has been giving the songs a tune. >> if i could play the topples nightclubs in sacramento i would have hit the big time. >> ♪ >> so i just said, emilio we ought to right our own stuff. and we did. one of the first we wrote was still young man. that song is 45 years now, isn't that a trip. >> reporter: along came rock empresario rick james. one came from a place called
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beyond broadway at jack london square. >> we played this there every monday night and it was really a scene, it was happening. you know there would be a jam session and just everybody showed up. you know just talking about going down to the nightclub. i was dancing gym, gym -- jim, jim anderson and the second piece would be for him. >> ♪ >> reporter: much has changed, we've had six presidents, four head vcrs and two way conferencing. but these guys are still together and still making music. there's a strong following for this band and it's particular kind of. >> how long do you think you'll
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do it for? >> i'm going to bop till i drop. >> reporter: when we come back on a second look, the r-ling stones come to the bay area, we'll remember two of their many memorable cop presences here on the show. a bit later, what was the group metallica doing inside of san quentin prison?
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the rolling stones are one of the most enduring acts. for years they've thrilled crowds, and for most of those five decades they've been the bay area one of their stops. in 1981 they packed san francisco's candle stick park and john fowler was there.
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>> reporter: the rolling stones have been packing them in for almost 20 years. today they drew the biggest paid music crowd in bay area history. >> ♪ >> reporter: at 38, mik jagger is the leader of the god old boys with an era of perversion fascinates audiences. the tour is already lend. -- already legend. >> ♪ 17,000 parking spaces were full by this morning. it was the stone's express,
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special buses ran almost two business. there were surprisingly few problems an army of private security guards and a special medical core were on hand, no movie cameras, no bottles and no booze.
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>> ♪ >> reporter: this is the richest rock tour on record. by their closing date, the rolling stones will have played to 2 million fans and grossed $30 million. >> ♪
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13 years later in 1994, the stones played in the oakland coliseum and ktvu's faith blanchert was there. >> ♪
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>> reporter: this is the rolling stones 1990 style, mik and the boys have been around for decade and have had their share of sex and drugs along with the rock & roll, but as bobby keith put it, the band is not so preform anymore. he says we're all family men now but it's still rock & roll. >> it's show business, but it's rock & roll business. the number one thing is the show, the business, the rock & the roll which these guys do so well. >> reporter: the rolling stones have come from entertainers and museums they tape every concert. richards says he's even talked to his guitar to get the best out of it. >> he's looking down and yelling, he's not yelling at me, he's getting the extra bit
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out of his guitar. >> reporter: not everything goes smoothly all the time. lavar remembers an embarrassing moment with jagger at the last tour. >> right when we were doing the ballad,mik runs to me with a white ghostly face and said, what are the first words, what are the first. luckily i knew what they were, but he was shaken for a minute there. >> ♪ >> when we come back on a second look. behind prison walls. we'll show you who prisoner performances at san quentin. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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from johnny cash to bb king to bonny ray. musicians have from time to time entertainedded the inmates at san quentin prison. in 2003 we added another game
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to that list, metallica. craig boss first brought us this report nine years ago. >> reporter: metallica has played venues all throughout, but for them this is a first. metallica is playing inside the walls of san quentin. the concert came about because metallica wanted to use san
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quentin for a video. the name came about for what can be a struggle. >> i think if it wasn't for music i might even be in here. which is one of the emotions i'm dealing with now as i'm in here. >> reporter: with the music came a message. something prison officials required before metallica came in here. >> anger is an emotional that i have struggled with for pretty much all my life. and going to rehab myself, discovering that emotions are okay to feel. i've had my share of stepping it deep down inside, didn't want it to come out. >> dealing with anger can be an
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ironic title for such things as sick and destroy and die, die my darling. >> ♪ but perhaps it is more evolution than irony. >> there's people in here that have a hole in their soul trying to filling it up with something. i've tried to fill it up with many things, but nothing was filling it up until i got real with myself, got vulnerable i found out who my real friends are. i found out who the real meaning of love is. i'm not afraid to say i love you guys. >> san quentin has 5,000 inmates but only 500 attended
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the concert. those who's good behavior had gained them enough credit to come here. >> do you think a lot of your problem is anger? >> oh yeah. a lot of us grew up in an anger environment. >> reporter: metallica can use prisoners and guards in their video. >> i always idolized metallica, and to be able to be in their video is great. they filmed me in my cell. >> reporter: before this concert all seemed to unite in the music. a temporary reprieve. >> being in prison is definitely stressful, we go through psychological warfare
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every day. >> reporter: aside from the concert, metallica donated to san quentin. >> the hard time hard liner was bb king. like johnny cash nearly two decades before him. king turned his performance into a best selling album. >> reporter: nearly two dozen prisoners were able to walk into the prison yard and listen to a live cop sert. these prisoners heard from a master of the blues, b.b. king. >> ♪ >> reporter: prison officials say this concert was a reward for these inmates. they say tensions have eased up fighting amongst prisoners were down and the inmates were a
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most appreciative gesture. >> when they said we could come out, that was great. >> i think this time eases your mind a lot. takes your mind off all of this confusion. >> and it wasn't a bad evening to be a prison guard either. >> i'm enjoying this. every little i time i can get i start looking. but jerry, today is more security than anything else. >> bb king has won multiple awards. he agreed to play a show in san francisco. >> i look at them as people, but to me such a waste, such a waste to see so many people back in here. and for some of them are in for years and years and years. >> not all inmates were allowed
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to watch the show. there were about 100,000 prisoners and they spent the day locked up. >> and that does it for this second look. i'm julie haener, thank you for watching.

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