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Hawthorne, Los Angeles CA, United States (1961 – present)

The Beach Boys are an American and band, widely considered one of the most influential groups of the ‘. Known as “America’s Band”, they are easily recognized by their complex vocal harmonies. Initially recording music that focused on Californian youth culture, halfway through the decade they shifted their attention towards melancholy pop, and continued to experiment with other genres. With the release of 1974’s Endless Summer they became a more popular touring act, playing their greatest hits. They have recorded 36 Billboard Top 40 hits (including four number-one singles), have had over 100 million sales, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, the original group comprised singer-musician-composer Brian Wilson, his brothers Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friends Al Jardine and David Marks. South African musicians Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar played and sang with the band on three key albums during the early 1970s. Many changes in both musical style and personnel have occurred in their sometimes-stormy career: Brian Wilson’s mental illness, drug addiction and eventual withdrawal from the group; the deaths of Dennis Wilson in 1983 and Carl Wilson in 1998; and continuing legal battles among surviving members of the group.

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  • fernpng

    yes they are!

    23 Jun 10:18pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    The Beach Boys are brilliant. Wonderful music!

    22 Jun 11:33pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    I recently picked up Pet Sounds. That is one incredible album and truly their best album.

    17 Jun 4:20pm Reply
  • B1ackjack_

    fuckin dad rock m8s r u shitters or wat [2]

    12 Jun 6:09am Reply
  • kgkt6kfv

    coolio, going to see it next week. paul dano seems like a good choice.

    8 Jun 9:17pm Reply
  • tideghost

    "Love And Mercy" does a good job of showing the career and the problems Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys faced.

    8 Jun 5:54pm Reply
  • tideghost

    Just got back from seeing the movie "Love & Mercy." Well worth seeing!

    7 Jun 11:18pm Reply
  • Moonlight__Dawn

    I forgot just how much I liked The Beach Boys until I started listening to them again. I like more music from them than I realized lol - go figure. :D

    28 May 2:03pm Reply
  • Joshy1kz

    Surfin' Safari <3

    26 May 6:24am Reply
  • atticus_B

    YES

    24 May 8:39pm Reply
  • kgkt6kfv

    do you like worms

    19 May 6:10pm Reply
  • douglasgcb

    SOMETIMES I FEEL VERY SAD SOMETIMES I FEEL VERY SAD

    7 May 8:23pm Reply
  • MaggiePN

    I get around!

    5 May 11:14am Reply
  • Dylanisgod2

    alright what is up with this "MIKE the cool one sings" meme?

    25 Apr 3:46am Reply
  • Tollemannen

    fuckin dad rock m8s r u shitters or wat

    16 Apr 10:39pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

    12 Apr 10:10pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Just Great

    12 Apr 6:37am Reply
  • jakobdorof

    Pet Sounds is still the pinnacle (of albums)

    11 Apr 3:24pm Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    god only knows what the world would be without the brians

    5 Apr 6:15am Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    saw the old slimy perverts without Brian a couple years back...my dear ex bought the overpriced tickets and we drove way too far to see their 3-night sold out show. they showed us their shiny rings, pictures of their cars, a slideshow that looked like they themselves had googled 'california girls'...they gave a shoutout to the vancouver canucks (this was in nanaimo...)...the guitarist coordinator dude grinded against a young girl...i bought a hat that doesn't fit well to commemorate what a momentous occasion it was for me

    5 Apr 6:14am Reply
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