The Beach Boys
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Mike Love, lead vocals
Bruce Johnston, vocals/keyboards
Jeffrey Foskett, guitar/vocals
Brian Eichenburger, bass/vocals
Tim Bonhomme, keyboards/vocals
John Cowsill of The Cowsills, percussion/vocals
Scott Totten, guitar/vocals
In the pantheon of pop, few groups have enjoyed the success of The Beach Boys. Their close vocal harmonies and “Good Vibrations” conjure timeless memories of surf, sun and endless summers. Known for such irresistible chart-topping hits as “Surfin’,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Kokomo,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls,” these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
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The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys have often been called "America's Band," and Allmusic has stated that their "unerring ability made them America's first, best rock band." The group has had 36 United States Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band) and 56 Hot 100 hits, including four number-one singles. Rolling Stone magazine listed The Beach Boys at No. 12 on their 2004 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.