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Tickets are now available for the 2012 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala. Scheduled for Jan. 14, 2012, at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel in Niagara Falls, the event will feature headline entertainment by Al Jardine and his Endless Summer Band.

Jardine, a founding member of the top selling American music group The Beach Boys, was a member of the group for more than 35 years. He was the band's rhythm guitarist and harmony vocalist. He sang lead on songs such as the number one hit "Help Me, Rhonda," as well as "Christmas Day," "Then I Kissed Her," "Cotton Fields," "Susie Cincinnati," "Peggy Sue," "Lady Lynda" and "Come Go With Me" and shared the lead with other members of the band on tracks including "Break Away" and "I Know There's an Answer."

Jardine also wrote or co-wrote a number of songs for the band, including "California Saga: California" and "Lady Lynda" (one of the band's biggest hits outside the USA).

Jardine's 1969 rewrite of Leadbelly's "Cotton Fields," sold successfully in the UK.

Jardine left the touring version of the Beach Boys in 1998, but remains a member of the Beach Boys corporation, Brother Records.

He tours with his Endless Summer Band, containing many of the stage musicians who toured with The Beach Boys, including Billy Hinsche of Dino, Desi and Billy, Ed Carter, Bobby Figueroa, and Jardine's son Matt Jardine, who sang with the Beach Boys during much of their later career.

Proceeds from The Premier will benefit Memorial's women's health services.

For information and sponsorship opportunities, call (716) 278-4570.

Niagara Falls Reporter www.niagarafallsreporter.com Nov. 22, 2011