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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys

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You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

Mike Love's role as the band's front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock's foremost songwriters, "Surfin'," The Beach Boys' first hit came from his pen. With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda," "California Girls" and the GRAMMY nominated "Good Vibrations."

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year. Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys" concert presence, spirit and performance.

The Beach Boys