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Active since: 1961 | Died: 1998    Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

The Beach Boys are an iconic pop and rock music group formed in Hawthorne, California, United States in 1961, who are widely considered to be one of the most influential bands in rock and pop music history. They have recorded dozens of Top 40 hits (including four US #1 singles), many best-selling albums, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

The original group comprised singer-musician-composer Brian Wilson, his brothers Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, friend Al Jardine, and David Marks. 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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Studio albums Surfin' Safari
Released: October 1, 1962
Label: Capitol Surfin' USA
Released: March 25, 1963
Label: Capitol Surfer Girl
Released: September 16, 1963
Label: Capitol Little Deuce Coupe
Released: October 7, 1963
Label: Capitol Shut Down Volume 2
Released: March 2, 1964
Label: Capitol All Summer Long
Released: July 13, 1964
Label: Capitol The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
Released: November 9, 1964
Label: Capitol Today!
Released: March 8, 1965
Label: Capitol Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
Released: July 5, 1965
Label: Capitol Beach Boys' Party!
Released: November 8, 1965
Label: Capitol Pet Sounds
Released: May 16, 1966
Label: Capitol Smiley Smile
Released: September 18, 1967
Label: Brother Wild Honey
Released: December 18, 1967
Label: Capitol Friends
Released: June 24, 1968
Label: Capitol 20/20
Released: February 10, 1969
Label: Capitol Sunflower
Released: August 31, 1970
Label: Brother Surf's Up
Released: August 30, 1971
Label: Brother Carl and the Passions – "So Tough"
Released: May 15, 1972
Label: Brother Holland
Released: January 8, 1973
Label: Brother 15 Big Ones
Released: July 5, 1976
Label: Brother Love You
Released: April 11, 1977
Label: Brother M.I.U. Album
Released: October 2, 1978
Label: Brother L.A. (Light Album)
Released: March 19, 1979
Label: Brother/Caribou/CBS| Keepin' the Summer Alive
Released: March 24, 1980
Label: Brother/Caribou/CBS The Beach Boys
Released: June 10, 1985
Label: Brother/Caribou/CBS Still Cruisin'
Released: August 28, 1989
Label: Capitol Summer in Paradise
Released: August 3, 1992
Label: Brother Stars and Stripes Vol. 1
Released: 19 August 1996
Label: River North Live albums Beach Boys Concert
Released: October 19, 1964
Label: Capitol Live in London
Released: May 1970
Label: Capitol The Beach Boys in Concert
Released: November 19, 1973
Label: Brother/Reprise Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980
Released: 26 November 2002
Label: Brother/Eagle

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