The Beach Boys

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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 their friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. The group, led by their principal songwriter and producer Brian, pioneered novel approaches to popular music form and production, combining their affinities for jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound. He later arranged his compositions for studio orchestras and explored a variety of other styles, often incorporating classical or jazz elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

The Beach Boys began as a garage band managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, with Brian's increasingly sophisticated songwriting and recording abilities dominating their creative direction. Emerging at the vanguard of the "California Sound", they performed original material that reflected a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. After 1964, they abandoned the surfing aesthetic for more personal lyrics and multi-layered sounds. In 1966, the Pet Sounds album and "Good Vibrations" single vaulted the group to the top level of rock innovators and established the band as symbols of the nascent counterculture era. Following the dissolution of the group's Smile project in 1967, Brian gradually ceded production and songwriting duties to the rest of the band, reducing his input because of mental health and substance abuse issues. The group's public image subsequently faltered, and despite efforts to continue their psychedelic avant-garde phase and reclaim their hippie audiences, they were dismissed as an embodiment of the values and outlooks shared by early 1960s white, suburban teenagers.

The continued success of their greatest hits albums during the mid 1970s precipitated the band's transition into an oldies act, a move that was denigrated by critics and many fans. Since the 1980s, much-publicized legal wrangling over royalties, songwriting credits and use of the band's name transpired. Dennis drowned in 1983 and Carl died of lung cancer in 1998. After Carl's death, many live configurations of the band fronted by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston continued to tour into the 2000s while other members pursued solo projects. Even though Wilson and Jardine have not performed with Love and Johnston's band since their one-off 2012 reunion tour, they remain a part of the Beach Boys' corporation, Brother Records Inc.

The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time. The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time and are listed at No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Brian Wilson received a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album for The Smile Sessions (2011). The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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Discography

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Wow! Great Concert! The Beach Boys 1
1973 In Concert The Beach Boys 4
1988 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys 2
1989 Surfin' Safari - Live The Beach Boys 1
1994 Lei'd in Hawaii The Beach Boys 1
1998 The Live Box (1965-1968) The Beach Boys 1
2002 Live at Knebworth The Beach Boys 3
2004 Live Hits Collection The Beach Boys 1
2006 Songs From Here & Back The Beach Boys 1
2013 Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour The Beach Boys 1
2014 Live in Sacramento 1964 The Beach Boys 1
2015 Live in Chicago 1965 The Beach Boys 1
2016 Graduation Day 1966: Live at the University of Michigan The Beach Boys 1
1971-06-27: Live at the Fillmore East The Beach Boys 1
1974-06-14: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA The Beach Boys 1
1982-11-26: Jamaica World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica The Beach Boys 1
Rehearsal 1967 The Beach Boys 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Endless Harmony The Beach Boys 3

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Surfin' The Beach Boys 1
1962 Barbie The Beach Boys 1
1962 Surfin' Safari The Beach Boys 2
1962 Ten Little Indians The Beach Boys 1
1963 Surfin' U.S.A. The Beach Boys 1
1963 Surfer Girl The Beach Boys 1
1963 Be True to Your School The Beach Boys 1
1963 Little Saint Nick The Beach Boys 1
1964 I Get Around The Beach Boys 1
1964 The Man With All the Toys The Beach Boys 1
1964 Dance, Dance, Dance The Beach Boys 1
1964 Fun, Fun, Fun The Beach Boys 1
1964 When I Grow Up (to Be a Man) The Beach Boys 1
1965 Do You Wanna Dance The Beach Boys 1
1965 Help Me, Rhonda The Beach Boys 1
1965 California Girls The Beach Boys 1
1965 The Little Girl I Once Knew The Beach Boys 1
1965 Barbara Ann The Beach Boys 1
1966 Caroline, No The Beach Boys 1
1966 Sloop John B The Beach Boys 1
1966 Wouldn't It Be Nice The Beach Boys 1
1966 Good Vibrations The Beach Boys 3
1967 Heroes and Villains The Beach Boys 2
1967 Gettin' Hungry The Beach Boys 1
1967 Wild Honey The Beach Boys 1
1967 Darlin' The Beach Boys 1
1968 Friends The Beach Boys 1
1968 Do It Again The Beach Boys 3
1968 Bluebirds Over the Mountain The Beach Boys 1
1969 I Can Hear Music The Beach Boys 1
1969 Break Away The Beach Boys 1
1970 Add Some Music to Your Day The Beach Boys 1
1970 Cotton Fields The Beach Boys 1
1970 Slip On Through The Beach Boys 1
1970 Tears in the Morning The Beach Boys 1
1971 Cool, Cool Water The Beach Boys 1
1971 Long Promised Road The Beach Boys 2
1971 Don't Go Near The Water The Beach Boys 1
1971 Surf's Up The Beach Boys 1
1972 Marcella The Beach Boys 1
1972 You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone The Beach Boys 1
1973 Sail On, Sailor The Beach Boys 1
1973 California Saga: California The Beach Boys 1
1973 Disney Girls (1957) The Beach Boys 1
1974 Child of Winter The Beach Boys 1
1976 Rock and Roll Music The Beach Boys 1
1976 It's OK The Beach Boys 1
1976 Everyone's in Love with You The Beach Boys 1
1977 Honkin' Down the Highway The Beach Boys 1
1979 Here Comes the Night The Beach Boys 1
1979 Good Timin' The Beach Boys 1
1979 Lady Lynda The Beach Boys 1
1979 It’s a Beautiful Day The Beach Boys 1
1980 Livin' with a Heartache The Beach Boys 1
1980 Keepin' The Summer Alive The Beach Boys 1
1980 Oh Darlin' The Beach Boys 1
1981 Come Go With Me The Beach Boys 1
1981 The Beach Boys Medley / God Only Knows The Beach Boys 1
1985 Getcha Back The Beach Boys 1
1985 It's Gettin' Late The Beach Boys 1
1986 California Dreamin' The Beach Boys 1
1986 Rock 'n' Roll to the Rescue The Beach Boys 1
1989 Still Cruisin' The Beach Boys 1
1990 Somewhere Near Japan The Beach Boys 1
1990 Problem Child The Beach Boys 1
1991 Crocodile Rock The Beach Boys 1
1992 Hot Fun in the Summertime The Beach Boys 1
1992 Forever John Stamos & The Beach Boys 1
1996 Fun Fun Fun The Beach Boys & Status Quo 1
1996 I Just Wasn't Made For These Times The Beach Boys 1
2011 Good Vibrations / Heroes and Villains The Beach Boys 1
2011 Cabin Essence The Beach Boys 1
2011 Vega-Tables / Surf's Up The Beach Boys 1
2012 That's Why God Made The Radio The Beach Boys 1
2012 Isn't It Time The Beach Boys 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Greatest Single Of All Time The Beach Boys 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Surfin' U.S.A. The Beach Boys 1
1964 Four by The Beach Boys The Beach Boys 1
1969 Break Away The Beach Boys 1
1972 Mount Vernon and Fairway The Beach Boys 1
1977 Mona / Rock And Roll Music / Sail On Sailor / Marcella The Beach Boys 1

Other + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
A Long Promised Road - The Beach Boys In Concert 1964-1974 The Beach Boys 1

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