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Born in Hawthorne, California, USA

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The Beach Boys is an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine. The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time. The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.

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Trivia (10)

The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
After Brian Wilson decided to stop touring with the band to concentrate on his work as a songwriter, Glen Campbell filled in for him for about six months.
Two biographical films were made about the group: Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990) and The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000). The latter is more widely known and more critically acclaimed.
Their remake of The Regents' hit "Barbara Ann" was recorded live during a break in a recording session, and was never meant to be released; Brian Wilson later noted that "half the people in the room were singing while the other half were munching on potato chips." There are several points in the song where some of those singing can't remember the lyrics and just mumble something. Capitol Records released it as a single without the band's knowledge, which upset them greatly until they were told that it had reached #2 on the CashBox charts.
The Beach Boys were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Their album "Pet Sounds" (1966) is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time and always features in critics' polls of the best ever albums.
Their vocal sound was inspired by that of Four Freshmen. Both groups featured brothers and a cousin.
The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1988).
The group were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame (1998).
The group founded Brother Records (1966).

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