The vanguard of the California sound
To be sure, this band has sold albums by the tens of millions and birthed a torrent of hit singles with Good Vibrations; Surfin’ U.S.A.; Little Deuce Coupe; Barbara Ann; Fun, Fun, Fun and I Get Around, to name a few. 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. Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. And in 2013, their Capitol Records releases of Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing) and its companion The Warmth of the Sun, marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.