Whatever Happened To Beach Boys Co-Founder Al Jardine
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Ever wondered how renowned musician Al Jardine spends his days away after his time with The Beach Boys? Did he continue his music career or did he try to venture out on different stuff? Guess it’s time to catch up and see how the rock icon’s been doing now.
True enough, Jardine still pursues his passion for music and remains as his long-time hobby—given the fact that he was in a family of musically-inclined people. In line with this, he has also released tracks as a solo artist. Launching his album A Postcard in California in 2010, he followed through and debuted his most recent solo album Waves of Love 2.0 in 2021 on digital music platform Spotify.
Despite making his name as a soloist, Jardine still looks back to where he started and goes on to partner with former band mate Brian Wilson to perform Beach Boys music live on tours and concerts. They partnered up for a nostalgic performance of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” in lieu of the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ 11th studio album Pet Sounds, which was first released in 1966.
In 2022, Jardine will also be accompanying Wilson to his North American-based tour with rock outfit Chicago. If music was taken out of the equation, the Beach Boys co-founder still has a lot to check off his daily to-do list.
In an interview, Jardine mentioned his love for driving—his fondness of driving through the California coastline (saying that it’s the “best drive in the world”), and how he likes riding his 30-year-old John Deere tractor on their family’s hobby farm.
Jardine also spends his time reading, stating that in the interview he enjoys “factual material” and reads “a lot of trash” in his downtime. Lastly, the musician also shared in the interview his knowledge of cattle ranches in California and how he was invited to a cattle branding in Casa Robles, which basically sums up his quaint farm life outside all the music-related shenanigans.