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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 band drew on the music of jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound, and with Brian as composer, arranger, producer, and de facto leader, often incorporated classical 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 musicianship dominating their creative direction. In 1963, they gained national prominence with a string of top-ten hits reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance, later dubbed the "California Sound". After 1964, 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 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 commercial momentum subsequently faltered, and despite efforts to maintain an experimental sound, they were dismissed by early rock critics as the archetypal "pop music cop-outs".

Carl took over as the band's musical leader until the late 1970s. Personal struggles, creative disagreements, and the continued success of the band's greatest hits albums precipitated their transition into an oldies act. 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, the group's corporation, Brother Records Inc (BRI), allowed Love to lead a touring band under the "Beach Boys" name. Even though they have not performed together since their 2012 reunion tour, Brian, Jardine, and Love remain a part of BRI and as official members of the band.

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". In 2017, a study of AllMusic's catalog indicated the Beach Boys as the 6th most frequently cited artist influence in its database. The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Best of Oldies but Goodies, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1994 Children of the Revolution Various Artists 1
1994 Ciné Dancing 3 Various Artists 1
1994 Dreaming Various Artists 1
1994 Flower Power, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
1994 In Tune With the World Various Artists 1
1994 It's Summertime Various Artists 1
1994 Moments of Love Various Artists 1
1994 More Sun Jammin' Various Artists 1
1994 Precious Moments, Volume 2: 18 Classic Love Songs Various Artists 1
1994 Rock Around the Oldies, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1994 Rock City 60-tals hits Various Artists 1
1994 Starland Music Presents Forever Young Various Artists 1
1994 The 60’s Hall of Fame Various Artists 2
1994 The 70's: 1970 Various Artists 1
1994 The 80's Collection: 1988 Various Artists 3 1
1994 The Best of 1980-1990, Volume 9 Various Artists 1
1994 The Coolest Christmas Various Artists 1
1994 The Great Songs of Christmas Various Artists 5 1
1994 The Star Collection of the 60’s 70’s 80’s Various Artists 1
1994 The Very Best Of - Red Line Selection Various Artists 1
1994 We Wish You A Merry Christmas Various Artists 1
1995 Fifty Number One's of the 60's Various Artists 1
1995 Party Power Pack, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1995 Sunny Afternoon Various Artists 1
1995 The Best Summer... Ever! Various Artists 1
1995 15 Songs for a Merry Christmas Various Artists 1
1995 The Best Sixties Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
1995 Fetenhits: The Real Classics Various Artists 1
1995 25 Oldies Best, Vol. 4 Various Artists 1
1995 25 Oldies Best, Vol. 5 Various Artists 1
1995 25 Oldies Best, Vol. 6 Various Artists 1
1995 25 Oldies Best, Vol. 11 Various Artists 1
1995 25 Rolling Oldies, Vol. 7 Various Artists 1
1995 25 Rolling Oldies, Vol. 8 Various Artists 1
1995 100% Summer 95 Various Artists 1
1995 All-Time Party Favourites Various Artists 1
1995 AM Gold: 1963 Various Artists 1
1995 AM Gold: 1964 Various Artists 1
1995 AM Gold: 1965 Various Artists 1
1995 AM Gold: 1966 Various Artists 1
1995 AM Gold: Mid-'60s Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1965 Various Artists 1
1995 Check Check 2 Special Selection 1967 Various Artists 1
1995 Christmas Wishes Various Artists 1
1995 Christmas Wonderland Various Artists 1
1995 Club Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1995 De Pre Historie - Vrolijk Kerstfeest Various Artists 1
1995 Everything ’80s Various Artists 1
1995 Gold and Green Various Artists 1
1995 High Fidelity Reference CD No. 10 Various Artists 1
1995 Hits des Jahres 1966 Various Artists 1
1995 Hollywood's Hottest Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1995 It's Christmas Time Various Artists 1
1995 It's Christmas! Various Artists 1
1995 Rock Christmas: Best Of Various Artists 1
1995 Rock n' Pop - Natwest Live! Various Artists 1
1995 Sounds of the Eighties: 1988 Various Artists 1
1995 Sulle strade del rock Vol. 5 Various Artists 1
1995 Surfin' Safari Various Artists 1
1995 That’s Love: Simply the Best of Love Various Artists 1
1995 The American Diner Various Artists 1
1995 The Christmas Collection Various Artists 1
1995 The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Various Artists 1
1995 The Spirit of Christmas Various Artists 1
1995 The Ultimate Christmas Album, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
1995 Ultimate Seventies Various Artists 1
1995 Villa Wahnsinn, Volume 1: Gnadenlos Various Artists 1
1996 Now That’s What I Call Music! 33 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 2
1996 Best Sellers of the 60s, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Cowabunga! The Surf Box Various Artists 1
1996 Sun Splashin' Various Artists 2
1996 Crooning on Venus Various Artists 1
1996 CMJ New Music Monthly, Volume 34: June 1996 Various Artists 1
1996 Fender 50th Anniversary Guitar Legends Various Artists 1
1996 Gegen den Wind 2 Various Artists 1
1996 The Best Party Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 2
1996 The Best Sixties Album in the World... Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 The No. 1 Christmas Album Various Artists 1
1996 (School Is Out) Just Fun (Is in) Various Artists 1
1996 30 Jaar Top Hits 1967–1997 Various Artists 1
1996 A Time to Remember: 1966 Various Artists 2
1996 A Time to Remember: 1970 Various Artists 1
1996 A Tower Records Tribute to the Beatles Various Artists 1
1996 Absolute Christmas Various Artists 1
1996 American Diner, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 American Diner, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Best of Oldies but Goodies™: Classic Collection, Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Christmas With the Stars Various Artists 1
1996 Classic ’60s: The Beat Goes On Various Artists 1
1996 Classic Rock: 1969–1970 Various Artists 1
1996 Decade of Number One Hits (1985-1995) Various Artists 1
1996 Der "alte Ami" Rik DeLisle präsentiert: Das große Super-Oldies-Paket Various Artists 1
1996 Die Promarkt CD, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Goodnight Saigon Various Artists 1
1996 Groovin' Greats, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Happy Holidays, Volume 31 Various Artists 1
1996 Het beste uit de top 60 van de jaren 60 Various Artists 1
1996 Hotdogs, Hits & Happy Days Various Artists 23
1996 In the Summer Time: Die tollsten Hits aus aller Welt Various Artists 1

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