Mabee Center E-Museum

The Beach Boys

1981

Biography

The Beach Boys, consisting of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, got their start in Hawthorne, California in 1958. The Beach Boys have become an international sensation. Their famous harmonies and classic songs continue to travel the world bringing “Good Vibrations” everywhere. Now the 50th Anniversary Tour – The Beach Boys’ first major outing with Brian Wilson in more than two decades – finds the group performing music from its earliest surf rock classics to masterpieces like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows” from perhaps the most acclaimed album of all-time, Pet Sounds, to later hits from the Seventies and Eighties including “Kokomo” to brand new songs recently recorded for That’s Why God Made The Radio.

At the same time, both The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour and That’s Why God Made The Radio will acknowledge the enduring contributions of the late great Carl and Dennis Wilson, two fallen musical brothers who were such a meaningful part of this story.

For five decades, The Beach Boys – America’s first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone – has recorded and performed the music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer. Through it all, the good times and the bad, The Beach Boys have always been at heart a musical family. And to mark a half-century of musical excellence, the surviving members of The Beach Boys family are reuniting as only family can to reflect and to celebrate.

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