Since forming as a garage band in 1961 in Hawthorne, California, the American rock band known as America's Band, the Beach Boys, rose to become one of rock and roll's most influential groups. Under the management of the Wilsons' dad, the Beach Boys gained prominence early on in their career, producing a set of singles speaking to the youth culture of California. The Beach Boys' music has gone through several evolutions over its history, setting beach songs aside in 1964 for more intricate orchestral arrangements and more personal themes and topics in their lyrics.
It was the song "Good Vibrations" off the band's 11th album, Pet Sounds, in 1966 that established the Beach Boys as counterculture icons and innovators of rock. Today, the Beach Boys are considered one of the most successful and critically praised bands ever to hit the stage. Between 1960 and 2019, they produced four No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, more than 36 songs to hit the top 40 in the US and more than 80 songs to hit international music charts. Also one of the all-time bestselling bands in the world, they've sold more than 100 million records globally. Rolling Stone Magazine ranks the Beach Boys No. 12 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 1988, the core four members of the Beach Boys - Jardine, Love and the Wilson brothers - were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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What can I expect from the Beach Boys?
The Beach Boys are known for their surf songs, love songs and psychedelic pop rock, all sung in their signature style of smooth multi-part harmony. The music of the Beach Boys fuses elements of 1950s rock, African-American R&B and vocal jazz groups to produce a sound unique unto itself. The influence of the band's primary composer, arranger and producer, Brian Wilson, also lends to some elements of classical music working its way in.
Who are the members of the Beach Boys?
Currently still recording and performing with the Beach Boys are three of its original members since 1961: Brian Wilson on keyboards and bass, Al Jardine on bass, rhythm guitar and banjo and Mike Love on percussion and saxophone. Joining the band in 1965 and, but for a brief hiatus between 1972 and 1978, has been a Beach Boy through to today is Bruce Johnston on bass, keyboards and percussion. All members of the Beach Boys past and present also perform vocals. Original Beach Boys no longer with the band are Carl Wilson, who died in 1998, and Dennis Wilson, who died in 1983. The other former members of the Beach Boys are David Marks, Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar.
How many Grammy Awards have the Beach Boys won?
The Beach Boys have been nominated for four Grammy Awards but have never won one.
Where can I see the Beach Boys tour?
The current Beach Boys tour, 12 Sides of Summer, is sweeping the planet, with stops throughout 2019 and well into 2020 at places like the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs, Virginia, the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Boarding House Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville, Delaware, Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, Canada, and Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks, California.