WATCH: John Stamos Joins The Beach Boys on Stage to Jam Out in Florida

by Jacklyn Krol

John Stamos was a special guest at The Beach Boys concert.

The Full House alum performed with the legendary band at their May 16 concert in Clearwater, Florida at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The band rocked out with their musician-actor friend. Stamos even did an Instagram Live with his cell phone from the stage.

The group performed their latest release, “This Too Shall Pass.” The track was released during the beginning of the pandemic which features John Stamos on drums.

Watch a clip of their performance, below.


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John Stamos and The Beach Boys’ Relationship

Firstly, John Stamos and The Beach Boys have been friends since the 1980s. Their first meeting was chance and happened because of some rowdy fans. Stamos was already a fan of the band and attended one of their concerts.

“I never even dreamed of meeting the Beach Boys, let alone playing with them,” he told Kelly Clarkson on her talk show. His friend was playing guitar for the group and he came to visit him and enjoy the show. Fans ended up spotting him and he was chased. He hid backstage just as the band was about to return to the stage for an encore.

“The show was over; they were still going to do the encore,” he continued. “And these cheerleaders chased me (backstage) and (band co-founder) Mike Love turns to my friend and says, ‘Who’s that?’ And he says, ‘That’s John Stamos; he’s on ‘General Hospital’ and always has girls chasing him.’ And Mike Love, without missing a beat, says, ‘Get him onstage.'”

Furthermore, they performed their smash hit “Barbara Ann” together. The group ended up becoming friends with John Stamos. Their friendship extended into work as the band appeared on Full House three times and Stamos appeared in their “Kokomo” music video.

The team shot the music video at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. During filming, the song wasn’t received well but it later became a hit. It was even featured in the movie Cocktail.

Stamos’ instrumentals and/or vocals also appeared on “Disney Girls,” “Then I Kissed Her” and “Sail On, Sailor.” 

“I’m in a very enviable position and love (The Beach Boys are) so open with me and allow me to play different things,” Stamos said. “Mike (Love, Beach Boys singer and co-founder) really likes to keep it fresh, so he plays around with the set-list every night. So you never quite know … And that’s what’s fun for me.”

Finally, the band wrote Stamos’ Full House character Jesse’s hit “Forever.” The band appeared to perform the song alongside him for the show. Stamos later performed the hit on stage at their concerts.