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The Beach Boys Profile

The Beach Boys Profile

Group Name: Beach Boys

Current Members:
Mike Love
Bruce Johnston
Mike Kowalski
Chris Farmer
Tim Bonhomme
John Cowsill
Scott Totten
Randell Kirsch

Former Members:
Brian Wilson
Al Jardine
Carl Wilson
Dennis Wilson
David Marks
Ricky Fataar
Blondie Chaplin
Glen Campbell

Genre: Rock N Roll, Pop, Surf Rock

Early Names:Carl and the Passions, The Pendletones, and Kenny and the Cadets

Formed: in 1961 in Hawthorne, California by Brian Wilson

Debut Album: Surfin' Safari (1962)

Breakthrough Singles: "Surfin' USA," "Fun, Fun, Fun"," "I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda," "California Girls," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Good Vibrations," and "Heroes and Villains."

Did You Know:
Dennis Wilson was the only actual surfer in the group
Canadian rock group Barenaked Ladies paid tribute to the Beach Boy in their hit song "Brian Wilson,"
Officially broke up in 1998 shortly after Carl Wilson's death
Dennis Wilson died in 1983 and Carl Wilson died in 1998
Brian Wilson has suffered from mental illness and drug addiction
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988
Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998
Dennis Wilson was an acquaitance of Charles Manson before his devious deeds

Top 10 Hits:
"Be True To Your School" (1963)
"Little Saint Nick" (1963)
"Surfer Girl" (1963)
"Surfin' U.S.A." (1963)
"Dance, Dance, Dance" (1964)
"Fun, Fun, Fun" (1964)
"When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)" (1964)
"California Girls" (1965)
"Barbara Ann" (1966)
"Sloop John B" (1966)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (1966)
"Rock And Roll Music" (1976)

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