The Beach Boys song Only God Knows is ranked #72 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.
The Beach Boys song California Girls is ranked #76 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.
The Beach Boys got into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.
Carl Wilson died in 1998 from lung cancer.
Dennis Wilson accidentally drowned in late 1983 while diving from his boat as he drunkenly tried to recover items he had thrown overboard.
The Beach Boys had their song Wouldn't it be Nice in the movie 50 First Dates.
The Beach Boys early material focused on the California youth lifestyle, cars and surfing.
The Beach Boys got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
The surviving founding members of The Beach Boys, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Brian Wilson, along with David Marks, and Bruce Johnston, appeared together for the first time in ten years on the rooftop of the landmark Capitol Records building in CA, on Tuesday, June 13.
The Beach Boys have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Beach Boys early hits made them major pop stars in United States and many other countries.
The beginning of The Beach Boys career most of their music dealt with youth lifestyles, cars and surfing.
The Wilson's father Murry got the The Beach Boys to sign with Capitol Records. After a feud between Brian Wilson and his dad, Brian Wilson fired his dad and things were never the same between them. When Murry died Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson did not attend the funeral.
The Beach Boys got their inspiration and direction from their father Murry, They had outstanding vocals and their father helped them unite into the group they were.
Still today The Beach Boys still tour but with only a small portions of the original group.
T.J. Hooker had The Beach Boys appear in an episode in 1982.
The American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special in 1981 featured The Beach Boys.
The Beach Boys appeared as themselves at The 19th Annual Grammy Awards in 1977.
The Beach Boys had a special on TV titled The Beach Boys: An American Band in 1985.
In 1991 The Beach Boys performed in the special titled Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin.
In 1964 The Beach Boys were the performers of the theme song for the TV series Karen.
Forrest Gump credited The Beach Boys for their song Sloop John B that was used in the movie.
In My Room was the song performed by The Beach Boys in the movie Mother in 1996.
In 1999 The Beach Boys song Don't worry baby was in the movie Never Been Kissed.
Feel Flows was a song by The Beach Boys that was used in the 2000 movie Almost Famous.
The Beach Boys had their song Good Vibrations featured in the movie Vanilla Sky. The movie was released in 2001.
The Beach Boys hails from Hawthorne California.
The Beach Boys had Their Very Own Concert at Ravinia Park on June 28, 2005.
The Beach Boys: In Fort Worth, Texas there is a drug clinic which takes people off the streets and helps them get over bad LSD trips. They don't use any traditional medical treatment whatsoever. All they do is play the patient our 'Smiley Smile' album and apparently this acts as a soothing remedy which relaxes them and helps them to recover completely from their trip.
The Beach Boys: Every once in a while, an individual is born into the world whose whole being is music. I think Brian is one of those rare people. (Carl talking about Brian)
The Beach Boys: A voice or a song can be so comforting to someone who really needs it.
Musically, I am The Beach Boys.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard-working guy.
Some people might think that sex is the highest experience you can have. I tend to think that music is.
The ocean scares me.
I hate those old falsettos, I really do, and it's embarrassing since I've grown up.
I've never written one note or word of music simply because I think it will make money.
(Some of Brians thoughts on the band)
The Beach Boys: If there wasn't The Beach Boys and there wasn't music, I would not even talk to them. But through music I fell in love with my brothers. (Dennis regarding his brothers)
The Beach Boys: I hope that the karma will fuck up Mike Love's meditation forever. That album is an embarrassment to my life. It should self-destruct. (Dennis Wilson, 1979 on "M.I.U.)
The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys are not a superstar group. The music is the superstar of the group
The Beach Boys: We've done everything together. Shit, eat, fart, cry, laugh. Everything. (Dennis on the bands activity together)
The Beach Boys: Brian Wilson is not a good looking human being, yet his music is beautiful. Look at Nat King Cole--he looked like a real piece of shit but he had a beautiful voice. Look at Aretha Franklin--she would scare me in a dark room, yet her voice is fantastic. Roy Orbison too. The thing I listen too is the music.
The Beach Boys: People always thought Brian was a good time guy until he started doing those heavy, searching songs on 'Pet Sounds' and all, but that stuff was closer to his own personality and perceptions. By the time people get close to an accurate picture of Brian Wilson--if ever-- he's gonna be far beyond them again, and I can dig his frustration.
The Beach Boys: I made a dollar a day sweeping a laundry out. Then we made a record that was number two in Los Angeles. We got so excited hearing it on the radio that Carl threw up. (Dennis on the first time they heard their music on the radio)
The Beach Boys: Brian Wilson is the Beach Boys. He is the band. We're his fucking messengers. He is all of it. Period. We're nothing. He's everything.
The Beach Boys: Because of the attitude of a few mental dinosaurs intent on exploiting our initial success, Brian's huge talent has never been fully appreciated in America and the potential of the group has been stifled.... If the Beatles had suffered this kind of misrepresentation, they would have never got past singing 'Please Please Me' and 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' and leaping around in Beatle suits
The Beach Boys: I can tell you the day the Beach Boys will no longer exist--never. We'll be on stage in wheelchairs
The Beach Boys: I think it's difficult to promote and be commercially successful with an album that's called 'Sweet Insanity'...I don't think that's very mainstream pop.
The Beach Boys: And one of the greatest things that interested me was that he (the Maharishi) said 'You don't have to give up your Rolls Royce...and forsake all your pursuits of material pleasures...to develop innerspiritual qualities'. That sounded real good to me.(Mike Love on his spiritual counseling.)
The Beach Boys: What holds us together as a team now is music...and greed
The Beach Boys: I am always thinking when I am writing a lyric--same as I did with 'Kokomo', which was No. 1 in 1988, whereas Brian's solo album came out and didn't have one hit record on it. (Mike Love on the music for the group)
The Beach Boys: I like to see a group or person entertain me...that's why I wear my gold lame jacket and turban. Even though Carl dresses pretty spiffy too, the rest of the group doesn't care so much. Of course, just because Al Jardine hasn't changed his underwear since the Japan tour in sixty-five--I mean you can't ask for everything
The Beach Boys: The problem with popularity is that if it gets too popular everybody leaves and goes somewhere else
The Beach Boys: My darling uncle didn't die soon enough. But I didn't resent Murry anymore than I'd resent anyone who stole from his kids, beat them unnecessarily, intimidated them, and screwed them up emotionally.
The Beach Boys: There are a few good 'psych' groups but too many never change from their first appearance. They don't develop.