The Beach Boys

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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 friend Al Jardine. Initially managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, the Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in 1962. The band's early music gained popularity across the United States for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars and romance. During the early to mid-1960s, Brian Wilson's creative ambition and songwriting ability would dominate the group's musical direction. The primarily Wilson-composed Pet Sounds album and "Good Vibrations" single (both released in 1966) featured a complex, intricate and multi-layered sound that represented a departure from the simple surf rock of the Beach Boys' early years.

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Filmography

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Selected The Beach Boys film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2014
The Beach Boys: Live at the Hollywood Bowl 3D
Artist

2010
Swinging 60's
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1986
Farm Aid '86
Themself

1985
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala
Therselves

1951
The Red Skelton Hour (1951) (TV Show)
Guest Vocalists

Composer Credits

2012
Five
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1993
The Beach Boys Today
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1976
The Beach Boys: It's OK (TV Movie)
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1962
One Man's Challenge
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Music Department Credits

1964
Karen (1964) (TV Show)
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Soundtrack Credits

2013
The Girl in the Sun
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2013
Rugby League World Cup
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2012
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2012
Mud (2012)
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2012
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (2012) (TV Movie)
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2011
Hall Pass (2011)
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2011
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2010
Casal Rock (TV Show)
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2010
Regular Show (2010) (TV Show)
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2010
No me la puc treure del cap (2010) (TV Show)
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2009
Pirate Radio (2009)
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2009
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2009
Men of a Certain Age (2009) (TV Show)
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2009
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2009
Jonathan Meades: Off-Kilter (TV Show)
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2009
Miss Austria 2009 (TV Show)
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2008
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2008
Life on Mars (2008) (TV Show)
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2007
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
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2007
Catch-22
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2007
How Soon Is Now? (TV Show)
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2007
Mad Men (2007) (TV Show)
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2007
The Graham Norton Show (2007) (TV Show)
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2007
Cease to Exist
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2006
Deja Vu (2006)
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2006
Happy Feet (2006)
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2006
The Departed (2006)
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2006
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2006
Big Love (2006) (TV Show)
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2006
Dancing on Ice (2006) (TV Show)
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2006
R.I.S. Police scientifique (2006) (TV Show)
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2006
Legends (TV Show)
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2005
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2005
The Amateurs (2005)
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2005
I Love the 80's 3-D (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
20 to 1 (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Charlie Jade (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Dancing with the Stars (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Mike & Mike (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
The Eight (TV Show)
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2005
Life on the Longboard
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2004
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2004
Alfie (2004)
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2004
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2004
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2003
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2003
Love Actually (2003)
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2003
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2003
High Chaparall (TV Show)
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2003
NCIS (2003) (TV Show)
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2003
The Block (2003) (TV Show)
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2002
I'm with Lucy (2002)
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2002
Scooby-Doo (2002)
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2002
American Dreams (2002) (TV Show)
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2002
Top Gear (2002) (TV Show)
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2001
Bubble Boy (2001)
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2001
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
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2001
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2001
Vanilla Sky (2001)
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2001
Crossing Jordan (2001) (TV Show)
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2000
Almost Famous (2000)
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2000
Best (2000)
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2000
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2000
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2000
Gilmore Girls (2000) (TV Show)
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
Three Kings (1999)
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1999
The '60s (1999) (TV Movie)
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1999
Loose Women (1999) (TV Show)
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1999
The Sopranos (1999) (TV Show)
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1998
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1998
Rush Hour (1998)
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1998
Sports Night (1998) (TV Show)
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1998
The King of Queens (1998) (TV Show)
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1998
The Beach Boys: The Lost Concert
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1997
Bean (1997)
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1997
Boogie Nights (1997)
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1997
That Darn Cat (1997)
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1997
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1997
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1997
Ally McBeal (1997) (TV Show)
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1997
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1997
King of the Hill (1997) (TV Show)
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1996
Mother (1996)
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1996
Sleepers (1996)
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1995
Bye Bye Love (1995)
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1995
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1995
Without Walls (TV Show)
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1994
Forrest Gump (1994)
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1994
My Girl 2 (1994)
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1994
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1994
Wild Reeds (1994)
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1994
Bert (TV Show)
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1994
Chicago Hope (1994) (TV Show)
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1994
ER (1994) (TV Show)
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1994
Takin' Over the Asylum (1994) (TV Show)
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1994
Tohuwabohu (TV Show)
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1993
Surf Ninjas (1993)
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1993
Mot i brøstet (1993) (TV Show)
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1992
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1992
Sjans (1992) (TV Show)
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1990
Downtown (1990)
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1990
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1990
Green Card (1990)
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1990
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1990
Problem Child (1990)
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1990
Ferris Bueller (1990) (TV Show)
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1990
Northern Exposure (1990) (TV Show)
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1990
Seinfeld (1990) (TV Show)
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1990
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) (TV Show)
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
Baywatch (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
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1989
Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
Saved by the Bell (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
Roger & Me (1989)
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1988
Alien Nation (1988)
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1988
Cocktail (1988)
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1988
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1988
The Telephone (1988)
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1988
The Wonder Years (1988) (TV Show)
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1987
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1987
Disorderlies (1987)
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1987
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1987
Full House (1987) (TV Show)
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1986
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1986
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1986
Soul Man (1986)
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1986
ALF (1986) (TV Show)
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1985
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1985
Teen Wolf (1985)
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1985
Live Aid (1985) (TV Movie)
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1985
American Masters (1985) (TV Show)
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1984
Up the Creek (1984)
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1983
The Big Chill (1983)
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1982
Knight Rider (1982) (TV Show)
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1982
T.J. Hooker (1982) (TV Show)
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1982
Luger (1982)
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1981
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1980
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1979
Americathon (1979)
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1979
They Eat Scum
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1979
So Many Men, So Little Time
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1978
Deadman's Curve (1978) (TV Movie)
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1975
Shampoo (1975)
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1975
Smile (1975)
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1975
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Show)
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1974
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1974
Pen Pals
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1973
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1965
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1965
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1965
The Jack Benny Hour (1965) (TV Movie)
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1964
Karen (1964) (TV Show)
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1964
Shindig! (1964) (TV Show)
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1964
Top of the Pops (1964) (TV Show)
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1961
The Mike Douglas Show (1961) (TV Show)
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1961
Age tendre et tête de bois (TV Show)
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Show)
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AmeriCarna
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Albums

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List of albums by The Beach Boys, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by The Beach Boys.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Wouldn't It Be Nice 1966 658
Good Vibrations 1966 2,244
God Only Knows 1966 1,225
Little Saint Nick 2009 5,773
Sloop John B 1966 5,079
I Get Around 1964 5,484
Kokomo 1989 8,968
California Girls 1965 6,748
You Still Believe in Me 1966 9,728
Barbara Ann 1965 11,233
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major The Beach Boys songs.

Band Members

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List of The Beach Boys group members, including current and former members.


Group MembersBrian Wilson
Mike Love
Al Jardine
Bruce Johnston
David Marks
Former MembersDennis Wilson
Carl Wilson
Ricky Fataar
Blondie Chaplin
GenreRock
pop
surf rock
psychedelic rock
Genre LinksPop/Rock
OriginHawthorne, California, United States
Year(s) Active1961–present
Music StyleEarly Pop/Rock, Surf, AM Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Sunshine Pop, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic
Music MoodSummery, Exuberant, Fun, Yearning, Bright, Warm, Light, Innocent, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Happy, Poignant, Rousing, Sweet, Sentimental, Wistful, Plaintive, Energetic, Lush, Joyous
LabelsCapitol
Brother
Reprise
Caribou
CBS
Official Websitethebeachboys.com
Associated ActsAmerican Spring, the Honeys,
Jan and Dean, the Flames, Celebration

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