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The Beach Boys

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The Beach Boys during their 2012 reunion (left to right) Brian Wilson, David Marks, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine

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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. Emerging at the vanguard of the "California Sound", the band's early music gained international popularity for distinct vocal harmonies and lyrics that evoked a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. Influenced by jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and doo-wop, Brian led the band to experiment with several genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic and baroque, while devising novel approaches to music production and arranging. While initially managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, Brian's creative ambitions and sophisticated songwriting abilities dominated the group's musical direction.

Fact file

  • Origin: Hawthorne, California, United States
  • Genres: Rock pop surf rock psychedelic rock
  • Years active: 1961–present
  • Labels: Candix Capitol Brother Reprise Caribou CBS
  • Associated acts: California Music Kenny & the Cadets the Flames
  • Website: thebeachboys.com
  • Members: Brian Wilson Mike Love Al Jardine David Marks Bruce Johnston
  • Past members: Dennis Wilson Carl Wilson Ricky Fataar Blondie Chaplin

Read more about The Beach Boys at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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The Beach Boys featuring Mike Love will perform at a trophy-hunting convention where Donald Trump Jr. will speak. Band co-founder Brian Wilson disavows the gig.

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