Rock legends roll back the years just for fun, fun, fun

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They may have lost their hair and the waists are a bit thicker, but the music sounds the same. Thirty years after his last performance in Britain, Brian Wilson (front left) and the Beach Boys played in Brixton, south London yesterday with Status Quo.

The ageing West Coast surfers and singalong rock 'n rollers came together because Wilson has re-recorded his classic single, "Fun, Fun, Fun" with Status Quo, who are celebrating 30 years in the music business. Mike Love, Beach Boys vocalist and co-writer of "Fun, Fun, Fun", said: "We have always been known for our vocals, while Quo are famous for their guitar sound. The song is dynamic with the two put together."

With Wilson are Francis Rossi (Status Quo, front right) and (back, left to right) Mike Love (Beach Boys, in cap), Rick Parfitt (Status Quo), Al Jardine (Beach Boys), Jeff Rich (Status Quo)

Photograph: Philip Meech