The Beach Boys (American rock band)

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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. With Brian as composer, arranger, producer, and de facto leader, they often incorporated classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

The Beach Boys began as an early garage band led by Brian and managed by the Wilsons' father Murry. In 1963, the band gained national prominence with a string of top-ten singles 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 influential bands of all time. They were one of the earliest self-contained rock bands and one of the few US bands who maintained their success before, during and after the 1964 British Invasion. Between the 1960s and 2010s, they had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them in the US Top 40 charts (the most by a US rock band), and four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They 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
1998 The Best Sixties Album in the World... Ever! IV Various Artists 1
1998 Club Class Volume 10 Various Artists 1
1998 Screenadelica: Hot Sounds From Cool Movies Various Artists 1
1998 Whatever You Want: The Very Best of Status Quo Status Quo 1
1998 The Best Summer Party ...Ever! Various Artists 1
1998 Sixties Summer Mix 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Highway Classics Various Artists 1
1998 The Most Relaxing Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1998 20th Century Hits for a New Millennium: 1965–1969 Various Artists 1
1998 Gold's Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Party Megamix in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1998 Ready Steady Go! The Number One Sixties Album, Volume II Various Artists 1
1998 The Rock 'n' Roll Era: Golden Greats Various Artists 1
1998 Starry Starry Night Various Artists 1
1998 100 Hits of Romance Various Artists 1
1998 100% Christmas: The Season's Finest Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 A Child's Celebration of Dance Music Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 4 Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 5. Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 6. Various Artists 1
1998 Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
1998 Classic Rock: 1963-1969 Various Artists 1
1998 Geschichte der Pop Musik Various Artists 1
1998 Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Various Artists 1
1998 Good Morning Vietnam Various Artists 1
1998 Greatest Hits of the 70's Various Artists 1
1998 Hard Rock Cafe: Surf Various Artists 1
1998 Hölle, Hölle, Hölle: Der Party Wahnsinn Various Artists 1
1998 In Italia erano i Nomadi Nomadi 1
1998 Kneipen Hits, die Zweite Various Artists 1
1998 Lost and Found: 1970-1978 Various Artists 1
1998 Made in the U.S.A. Various Artists 1
1998 Popclassics & Rarities: Het beste uit de Arbeidsvitaminen: Top 100 Various Artists 1
1998 Reborn to Run: The 35th Anniversary of Mustang Various Artists 1
1998 Sound Check Double Gold Various Artists 1
1998 Sounds of the Sixties: 1963: Year of Satire, Sensation and Scandal Various Artists 1
1998 Summer Classics Various Artists 2
1998 Summer of Love Album - 24 Sixties Anthems Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs of the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s Various Artists 1
1998 The Beat Goes On: The Greatest Hits of the 60's and 70's Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Party Album in the World… Ever! Volume 2 (South Africa) Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Sixties Summer …Ever! Various Artists 1
1998 The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll: Teenage Heaven Various Artists 1
1998 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: Slow Dancing Classics Various Artists 1
1998 The Love Generation Various Artists 2 1
1998 The Number Ones: The 60's Various Artists 1
1998 The Power of Love: 1982–1985 Various Artists 1
1998 Villa Wahnsinn, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1998 Whatever Makes You Merry Various Artists 1
1998 Wipe Out! Various Artists 1
1999 The Best Sixties Love Album... Ever! Various Artists 5 1
1999 Hot Rods & Custom Classics Various Artists 1
1999 Instant Party Disc: Extra Strength Various Artists 1
1999 Kneipenhits: Oldie Night Various Artists 1
1999 Fetenhits: Oldies Various Artists 1
1999 Sixties Summer Love Various Artists 1
1999 The All Time Greatest Pop Album Various Artists 1
1999 Millennium Party Various Artists 1
1999 20th Century Hits for a New Millennium Various Artists 1
1999 Hits of the Century: 60s Various Artists 1
1999 Hits of the 60s Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Bits Jeff Foxworthy 1
1999 Music of the Millennium Various Artists 1
1999 The Sixties Various Artists 2
1999 The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy’s Collection of Award Winning Music Various Artists 2
1999 The Best Millennium Party …Ever! Various Artists 1
1999 20th Century Noise: A Millennial Soundtrack Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 25 Various Artists 1
1999 Absolute Christmas Various Artists 1
1999 BBC Radio 2 Songs of the Century Various Artists 1
1999 Best of the 60’s: 60 Fantastic Songs Various Artists 1
1999 Best of the 80's Various Artists 1
1999 Best of the 80’s: 60 Fantastic Songs Various Artists 1
1999 Chris Tarrant's Ultimate Summer Party Various Artists 1
1999 Der Ö La Palöma Party Mix Various Artists 1
1999 Der Ö La Palöma Party Mix Various Artists 1
1999 Early Rock & Roll Classics Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 60's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Hard Rock Cafe: Rockin’ Down the Highway Various Artists 1
1999 Hits of the 60’s Various Artists 1
1999 Magical Dancing Party Various Artists 1
1999 Millennium Hits 1960-1969 Various Artists 1
1999 Monsters of Rap Various Artists 1
1999 Movie Hits Various Artists 1
1999 One Hanes Place Outlet Catalog Presents: Jingle All the Way Various Artists 1
1999 Party Grooves Various Artists 3 1
1999 Rock & Pop CD 4 Various Artists 1
1999 RTL Radio - Die größten Oldies, CD 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Simply the Best 80s Hits Various Artists 1
1999 Spirit of Woodstock - Days of Love and Peace Various Artists 1
1999 Summer of Love: The Spirit of Flower Power Various Artists 2
1999 Sun and Fun - Beach Party Various Artists 1
1999 The Best Beer Drinking Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1999 The Best of Christmas: 60 fantastiske sange Various Artists 1
1999 The Century of Rock: The Greatest Ever Hits of Rock Various Artists 1
1999 The History of Pop 1961-1963 Various Artists 1
1999 The History of Pop 1964-1966 Various Artists 1
1999 The History of Pop 1967-1969 Various Artists 1
1999 The Hits of the 60's Various Artists 1
1999 The Power of Love: 1989–1993 Various Artists 1

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