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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
2002 Capital Gold Legends III Various Artists 1
2002 Capital Gold: Rock Legends Various Artists 1
2002 Drivin' with Johnnie Walker Various Artists 1
2002 The Best Sixties Summer Party... Ever! Various Artists 1
2002 Love That Louie: The Louie Louie Files Various Artists 1
2002 Songs 2: Best of Westcoast Various Artists 1
2002 The Sound of the City: Los Angeles Various Artists 1
2002 Snow: The Get Easy! Christmas Collection Various Artists 1
2002 Pure 60’s: The #1 Hits Various Artists 1
2002 The Folk Years: Yesterday’s Gone Various Artists 1
2002 50 Years of the Greatest Hit Singles Various Artists 1
2002 The Best Chillout... Ever! Various Artists 3 1
2002 The Folk Years Various Artists 3
2002 De grootste ambiancehits aller tijden Various Artists 1
2002 Blueprint Various Artists 1
2002 '60s Rock, Volume I Various Artists 1
2002 Absolute Summer, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Beach Party, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Best of de pre historie '60 Various Artists 1
2002 Capital Gold: Sixties Legends Various Artists 1
2002 Columbia House Presents Greatest Hits of the 60’s, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2002 Deck Safari, Part Two Air 1
2002 Easy Like Sunday Morning Various Artists 1
2002 El mejor álbum de música de anuncios TV, volumen 4 Various Artists 1
2002 Good Morning Vietnam Various Artists 1
2002 Hits from the Flicks Various Artists 1
2002 Holiday Legends: Rock & Roll Christmas Various Artists 1
2002 Me gusta conducir Various Artists 1
2002 Media Markt Collection: Party Hits Various Artists 1
2002 Media Markt Collection: The 60s Various Artists 1
2002 Movie-Classics Various Artists 1
2002 Now! Christmas Various Artists 1
2002 Sixties Various Artists 1
2002 So in Love: 54 Original Hits for Lovers Various Artists 1
2002 Songs for Aussie Mums, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Sounds of the Sixties: 1963 Various Artists 1
2002 Sounds of the Sixties: 1964 Various Artists 1
2002 Sounds of the Sixties: 1967 Various Artists 1
2002 Sounds of the Sixties: 1969 Various Artists 1
2002 Sounds of the Sixties: Christmas Various Artists 1
2002 Summer of Love Various Artists 2
2002 Summertime Party Pack Various Artists 1
2002 The Love Album 2003 Various Artists 1
2002 Twogether Années 60 Various Artists 1
2003 Wintertijd Various Artists 1
2003 Ladyhits: For Women Only Various Artists 1
2003 Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Artist’s Choice: Rolling Stones Various Artists 1
2003 L'album pop rock 1960-1979, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2003 200 solstik Various Artists 1
2003 NOW Summer 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 Good Vibes: The Jingly Jangly Sound of Summer Various Artists 1
2003 All the 80's Various Artists 1
2003 Best Singles of All Time, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Bitter Sweet Lovesongs Various Artists 1
2003 Full Throttle Various Artists 1
2003 Capital Gold Love Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Super 60's Various Artists 1
2003 Legends II Various Artists 1
2003 Phil’s Spectre: A Wall of Soundalikes Various Artists 1
2003 50 Years of the Greatest Hit Singles: Platinum Collection Various Artists 1
2003 Back to Mine: Audio Bullys Audio Bullys 2
2003 Capital Gold: Rock ’n’ Roll Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Cardigans at Christmas Various Artists 1
2003 The Crying Game Various Artists 1
2003 I Love 2 Party 2004 Various Artists 1
2003 I Love Christmas Various Artists 1
2003 Kneipenhits: Die Kölsche, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2003 60's Gold Various Artists 1
2003 200 Partyhits Various Artists 1
2003 1960s Number 1s Various Artists 1
2003 Ace Hardware: Holiday Classics, Volume One Various Artists 1
2003 Baby Party, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Chartbusters USA, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2003 Christmas Hits + Rarities Various Artists 1
2003 Disney's Magical Music Collection Various Artists 1
2003 Germain Remember the Name Holiday Hits, Volume II Various Artists 1
2003 Hal Lifson's 1966! Various Artists 1
2003 Happy 60s Various Artists 1
2003 Holly Jolly Christmas, A Family Christmas Vol.2 Various Artists 1
2003 Late Night Piano Bar Various Artists 1
2003 Ljuva 60‐tal 1960–1963 Various Artists 1
2003 Mistletoe and Merriment Various Artists 1
2003 Oldie Juke Box Various Artists 1
2003 Perfect Weekend, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2003 Schmuse Box Various Artists 1
2003 Sounds of the Sixties: 1968 Still Swinging Various Artists 1
2003 Sounds of the Sixties: 1969 Still Swinging Various Artists 1
2003 Take 40 Australia: The Number Ones, Volume One 1984–1993 Various Artists 1
2003 The 80's: 14 Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
2003 The Best Christmas Album Ever! Various Artists 1
2003 The Best Christmas Album in the World ... Ever! Various Artists 1
2003 The H1ts Collection Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best Of '60s Gold Various Artists 1
2003 What the World Needs Now Is Love Various Artists 1
2004 Buy You Peanuts and Cracker Jacks and Show You a Real Good Time Various Artists 1
2004 Hippy Lullabies Various Artists 1
2004 Back to the Movies: Hits From the Flix Various Artists 1
2004 Late Night Moods Various Artists 1
2004 Hopp Schwiiz Various Artists 1

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