The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys during their [[The 50th Reunion Tour|2012 reunion]].<br />From left: [[Brian Wilson]], [[David Marks]], [[Mike Love]], [[Bruce Johnston]] and [[Al Jardine]]. The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies, adolescent-oriented lyrics, and musical ingenuity, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. They drew on the music of older pop vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound. Under Brian's direction, they often incorporated classical or jazz elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

The Beach Boys formed as a garage band centered on Brian's songwriting and managed by the Wilsons' father, Murry. In 1963, the band enjoyed their first national hit with "Surfin' U.S.A.", beginning a string of top-ten singles that reflected a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance, dubbed the "California sound". They were one of the few American rock bands to sustain their commercial standing during the British Invasion. Starting with 1965's ''The Beach Boys Today!'', they abandoned beachgoing themes for more personal lyrics and ambitious orchestrations. In 1966, the ''Pet Sounds'' album and "Good Vibrations" single raised the group's prestige as rock innovators; both are now widely considered to be among the greatest and most influential works in popular music history. After scrapping the ''Smile'' album in 1967, Brian gradually ceded control of the group to his bandmates.

In the late 1960s, the group's commercial momentum faltered in the U.S., and they were widely dismissed by the early rock music press before rebranding themselves in the early 1970s. Carl took over as ''de facto'' leader until the mid-1970s, when the band responded to the growing success of their live shows and greatest hits compilations by transitioning into an oldies act. Dennis drowned in 1983 and Brian soon became estranged from the group. Following Carl's death from lung cancer in 1998, the band granted Love legal rights to tour under the group's name. In the early 2010s, the original members briefly reunited for the band's 50th anniversary tour. , Brian and Jardine do not perform with Love's edition of the Beach Boys, but remain official members of the band.

The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide. They helped legitimize popular music as a recognized art form and influenced the development of music genres and movements such as psychedelia, power pop, progressive rock, punk, alternative, and lo-fi. Between the 1960s and 2020s, the group had 37 songs reach the US Top 40 (the most by an American band), with four topping the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. In 2004, they were ranked number 12 on ''Rolling Stone''s list of the greatest artists of all time. Many critics' polls have ranked ''Today!'', ''Pet Sounds'', ''Smiley Smile'' (1967), ''Sunflower'' (1970), and ''Surf's Up'' (1971) among the finest albums in history. The founding members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Other members during the band's history have been David Marks, Bruce Johnston, Blondie Chaplin, and Ricky Fataar. Provided by Wikipedia
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    California girls

    Published 1970
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Merry Christmas from the Beach Boys.

    Published 2002
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    The Beach Boys : very complete.

    Published 1900
    “…Beach Boys…”
    Book
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    Love you

    Published 1977
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Book
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    Endless summer by Wilson, Brian, 1942-

    Published 1974
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Sunflower Surf's up /

    Published 2000
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    California girls

    Published 1987
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    The greatest hits. 20 more good vibrations /

    Published 1999
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Friends & 20/20

    Published 1990
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Smiley smile Wild honey /

    Published 2001
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Endless summer

    Published 1985
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    The very best of the Beach Boys sounds of summer.

    Published 2003
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Today! Summer days (and summer nights!!) /

    Published 2001
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Keepin' the summer alive The Beach Boys /

    Published 2000
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Pet sounds

    Published 1990
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Greatest hits. best of the Brother years 1970-1986 /

    Published 2000
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Made in U.S.A

    Published 1986
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Good vibrations thirty years of the Beach Boys /

    Published 1993
    “…Beach Boys…”
    CD Audio
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    Later with Jools Holland.

    Published 2012
    “…Beach Boys…”
    Streaming Video (via Alexander Street Press)
    Video
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    Baby driver : music from the motion picture.

    Published 2017
    CD Audio
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