Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980

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Good Timin':
Live at Knebworth England 1980
Live album by
Released26 November 2002 (UK)
4 March 2003 (US)
29 May 2012 (re-release)
Recorded21 June 1980
ProducerMark Linett
The Beach Boys chronology
Classics Selected by Brian Wilson
Good Timin':
Live at Knebworth England 1980

Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music2/5 stars[2]

Good Timin': Live at Knebworth, England 1980 is a CD and DVD release of a concert performance by the Beach Boys at Knebworth, Hertfordshire in June 1980. Because of Brian Wilson's limited tour schedule with the Beach Boys, Knebworth is the only live album to feature Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston together until later two live albums featuring all 6 band members, two recorded in 1979 and 4 recorded in 1983 which are unreleased but will be released. The concert, a shared bill with Mike Oldfield and Santana,[3] was also their last major UK performance together until their 2012 reunion tour.

Recorded while promoting the album Keepin' the Summer Alive, Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980 was first issued in the UK in 2002 and the following year in the US, both through the band's Brother Records imprint with independent distribution. A 2-disc variant of the album also exists, released in Germany, though it features the same material as the single-disc version.[4]

The album included an impromptu version of "Happy Birthday" sung for Brian, whose birthday was one day prior to the concert.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

  1. "Intro" – 0:49
  2. "California Girls" – 3:10
  3. "Sloop John B" (Traditional; arranged by Brian Wilson) – 3:04
  4. "Darlin'" – 2:37
  5. "School Days" (Chuck Berry) – 3:26
  6. "God Only Knows" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) – 2:51
  7. "Be True to Your School" – 2:27
  8. "Do It Again" – 3:08
  9. "Little Deuce Coupe" (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) – 2:14
  10. "Cotton Fields"/"Heroes And Villains" (Huddie Ledbetter & Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks) – 5:19
  11. "Happy Birthday, Brian" (Mildred J. Hill and Patty Smith Hill) – 1:25
  12. "Keepin' the Summer Alive (Carl Wilson, Randy Bachman) – 3:42
  13. "Lady Lynda" (Al Jardine, Ron Altbach) – 5:01
  14. "Surfer Girl" (Brian Wilson) – 2:39
  15. "Help Me, Rhonda" – 4:05
  16. "Rock & Roll Music" (Chuck Berry) – 2:22
  17. "I Get Around" – 2:14
  18. "Surfin' U.S.A." (Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry) – 2:54
  19. "You Are So Beautiful" (Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston) – 3:13
  20. "Good Vibrations" – 6:03
  21. "Barbara Ann" (Fred Fassert) – 2:46
  22. "Fun, Fun, Fun" – 4:49


The Beach Boys

  • Al Jardine - lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Bruce Johnston - lead, harmony and backing vocals, electric piano, bass guitar on "Help Me, Rhonda" and "Barbara Ann"
  • Mike Love - lead, harmony and backing vocals
  • Brian Wilson - lead, harmony and backing vocals, piano, electric piano on "Help Me, Rhonda"
  • Carl Wilson - lead, harmony and backing vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, 12-string lead guitar
  • Dennis Wilson - lead, harmony and backing vocals[5], drums, piano on "Help Me, Rhonda"

Additional musicians

  • Ed Carter - rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Joe Chemay - bass guitar, harmony and backing vocals, percussion on “Barbara Ann”
  • Bobby Figueroa - percussion, harmony and backing vocals, drums on "Cotton Fields/Heroes and Villains", “Keepin the Summer Alive”, “Lady Lynda”, “Surfer Girl”, and Help Me Rhonda”
  • Mike Meros - organ, synthesizer, piano on "Lady Lynda" and "You Are So Beautiful," electric piano on "Barbra Ann"

Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980 (Brother/Eagle ER 20002) did not chart in the US or the UK.


  1. ^ Bush, John. Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin, ed. (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). London: Oxford University Press. p. 479. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4.
  3. ^ Bush, John. Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980 at AllMusic
  4. ^ "The Beach Boys - Live At Knebworth". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  5. ^


  • Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980 CD booklet notes, Mike Grant, c. 2002