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Photos: Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and guitar god Jeff Beck at the Pearl

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Edison Graff

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck perform on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Pearl at the Palms.

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck at the Pearl

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck perform on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Pearl at the Palms. Launch slideshow »

The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and guitar god Jeff Beck brought their tour to the Pearl at the Palms on Friday night, and contributing photographer Edison Graff was onsite for a photo gallery.

Wilson and his band took the stage first, performing many hits from The Beach Boys, including “California Girls,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “I Get Around.” They made a shout-outs to guests in the audience, including The Four Freshman member Brian Eichenberger, musician Billy Hinsche and The Beach Boys Fan Club President Alice Lillie, who has led the group for 40(!) years.

The Beach Boys former member Al Jardine and David Marks performed with Wilson, and guitarist Blondie Chaplin joined the band for a few numbers. Beck hit the Palms stage with a rocking set before inviting Wilson and the band back out to share the spotlight for a mini-set.

Known as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock, Beck was ranked among the Top Five guitarists in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He recently joined Wilson in the studio as a guest on Wilson’s new album on Capitol Records.

Be sure to check out Las Vegas Weekly contributor Jason Harris’ review of the concert.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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