39 Facts About Beach Boys


Beach Boys are an American rock band that formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.

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Beach Boys began as a garage band, managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, with Brian serving as composer, arranger, producer, and de facto leader.

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Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

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Beach Boys had watched his father Murry Wilson play piano, and had listened intently to the harmonies of vocal groups such as the Four Freshmen.

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Beach Boys learned how to overdub, using his vocals and those of Carl and their mother.

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In January 1963, the Beach Boys recorded their first top-ten single, "Surfin' U S A ", which began their long run of highly successful recording efforts.

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Beach Boys attended some of Phil Spector's sessions at Gold Star Studios.

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Beach Boys loved the Beatles' later music when they evolved and started making intelligent, masterful music, but before that Phil was it.

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Beach Boys remained in close contact with the group and attempted to continue advising on their career decisions.

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All Summer Long introduced exotic textures to the Beach Boys' sound exemplified by the piccolos and xylophones of its title track.

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Beach Boys said that Pet Sounds was the primary impetus for the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt.

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In 1971, Cue magazine wrote that, from mid-1966 to late 1967, the Beach Boys "were among the vanguard in practically every aspect of the counter culture".

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In December 1966, the Beach Boys were voted the top band in the world in the NMEs annual readers' poll, ahead of the Beatles, the Walker Brothers, the Rolling Stones, and the Four Tops.

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From 1965 to 1967, the Beach Boys had developed a musical and lyrical sophistication that contrasted their work from before and after.

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In May 1967, the Beach Boys attempted to tour Europe with four extra musicians brought from the US, but were stopped by the British musicians' union.

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Beach Boys wanted a break [because he] had been doing it all too long.

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Beach Boys immediately recorded a new album, Wild Honey, an excursion into soul music, and a self-conscious attempt to "regroup" themselves as a rock band in opposition to their more orchestral affairs of the past.

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Beach Boys were at their lowest popularity in the late 1960s, and their cultural standing was especially worsened by their public image, which remained incongruous with their peers' "heavier" music.

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Beach Boys was later convicted for several counts of murder and conspiracy to murder.

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In mid-1970, the Beach Boys hired radio presenter Jack Rieley as their manager.

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Beach Boys requested the completion of "Surf's Up" and arranged a guest appearance at a Grateful Dead concert at Bill Graham's Fillmore East in April 1971 to foreground the Beach Boys' transition into the counterculture.

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The Beach Boys became the number-one act in the U S, propelling themselves from opening for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in the summer of 1974 to headliners selling out basketball arenas in a matter of weeks.

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Beach Boys regarded it as a spiritual successor to Pet Sounds, namely because of the autobiographical lyrics.

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Beach Boys spent the next several years touring, often playing in front of large audiences, and recording songs for film soundtracks and various artists compilations.

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Beach Boys later called it "almost certainly the largest case of fraud in music history".

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In February 2020, Wilson and Jardine's official social media pages encouraged fans to boycott the band's music after it was announced that Love's Beach Boys would perform at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada on animal rights grounds.

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Beach Boys began as a garage band playing 1950s style rock and roll, reassembling styles of music such as surf to include vocal jazz harmony, which created their unique sound.

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Beach Boys was really immersed in doo-wop and that music and I think he influenced Brian to listen to it.

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Carl credited Chuck Berry, the Ventures, and John Walker with shaping his guitar style, and that the Beach Boys had learned to play all of the Ventures' songs by ear early in their career.

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Beach Boys would bring out the funkier approaches, whether to go shoo-boo-bop or bom-bom-did-di-did-did.

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The 1964 albums Shut Down Volume 2 and All Summer Long featured the Beach Boys themselves playing the vast majority of the instruments while occasionally being augmented by outside musicians.

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Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential bands of all time.

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Beach Boys are one of the most influential acts of the rock era.

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Sunshine pop producers widely imitated the orchestral style of Pet Sounds; however, the Beach Boys themselves were rarely representative of the genre, which was rooted in easy-listening and advertising jingles.

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Beach Boys furthermore called it one factor which spawned the majority of trends in post-1965 rock music, the only others being Rubber Soul, the Beatles' Revolver, and the contemporary folk movement.

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Beach Boys argues that the advancing technology of multitrack recording and mixing boards were more influential to experimental rock than electronic instruments such as the synthesizer, allowing the Beatles and the Beach Boys to become the first crop of non-classically trained musicians to create extended and complex compositions.

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Brad Shoup of Stereogum surmised that, thanks to the Ramones' praise for the group, many punk, pop punk, or "punk-adjacent" artists showed influence from the Beach Boys, noting cover versions of the band's songs recorded by Slickee Boys, Agent Orange, Bad Religion, Shonen Knife, the Queers, Hi-Standard, the Descendents, the Donnas, M O D, and the Vandals.

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Bands who advocated for the Beach Boys included founding members of the Elephant 6 Collective .

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Beach Boys remained among the most significant influences on indie rock into the late 2000s.

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